Veteran defensive end Vinny Curry has been released by the Eagles in a cap-saving measure, and he made sure to let Philadelphia know how special it was to be part of the team that gave the city its first Super Bowl title.
He posted this emotional tribute on Instagram, which details his long history with Philadelphia. Curry was a lifelong Eagles fan from New Jersey, so it was particularly special for him to bring the Lombardi Trophy home.
This is what he posted on his official Instagram page.
Who would've thought a small town boy from Neptune, NJ who grew up an Eagles fan, would've been drafted to his favorite team and win his and the teams first Super Bowl Championship! All Gods Plan! Philadelphia, Thank You! Thank you fans for opening your arms and taking me in as one of your own! This has been a dream come true for me to have the ability to play for my dream team and bring the Lombardi trophy home to you all! Thank you to the entire Eagles organization, coaching staff and my teammates, MY BROTHERS! UNDERDOGS! Without you guys, none of this would've been possible! I love you all from the bottom of my heart! I am humbled by this opportunity and can't be more proud to call myself an Eagle for life! This experience has been one hell of a ride! I can't wait to see what the future now holds for me. Thank You Philly!
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Curry and the Eagles failed to agree to a pay cut, but it looks like there will be no bad blood between Philly and Flee. In the post he thanks the team, coaches and fans while staying positive about his future.
We're not crying, it's just dusty in here.