Source: Eagles sign DE Vinny Curry to a five-year contract

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive lineman Vinny Curry have come to terms on a new contract, as first reported by NFL Media's Albert Breer and confirmed by FOX Sports NFL Insider Mike Garafolo.

The two sides have agreed on a five-year, $47.25 million contract with $23 million guaranteed.

Curry has served as a rotational defensive end and never eclipsing 426 defensive snaps in any of his first four seasons. However, Curry has been an extremely effective pass rusher on a per snap basis. 

Despite playing limited snaps, Curry has finished with 12 1/2 sacks over the past two seasons. In 2015, Pro Football Focus charted him as the second-most effective pass rusher on a per snaps basis of any 3-4 defensive end behind J.J. Watt only.

Much like fellow teammate Brandon Graham, Curry is expected to inherit a much larger defensive role in 2016. With new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on board, the Eagles will turn to a 4-3 base defensive scheme -- this system is an ideal fit for Curry.

Curry was set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason after playing out the final year on his rookie contract. He is the fourth player the Eagles signed to a contract extension this offseason -- in previous weeks they locked up Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and Lane Johnson.