The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry said he's willing to take less money to sign with the Detroit Lions as the No. 1 pick than Michigan tackle Jake Long received from Miami as the No 1 pick in 2008.
Long signed a signed a five-year, $57.75 million contract last year that included $30 million in guaranteed money.
"I'd be more than happy to accept that deal," Curry said.
Here's another excerpt of what Curry said when asked if he could see himself in a Lions uniform.
"After my visit to Detroit, I felt very comfortable with the coaching staff and the management. And, you know, they made the new changes to the logo which I fell in love with. And they brought in Julian Peterson., who I've always been a big fan of. I see myself in that uniform, and I could also see myself playing beside Ernie Sims and Julian Peterson."
Curry made these comments during a Sirius Radio interview with Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan.
Reports out of Detroit have Curry as the fall back player for the Lions if they can't get a deal done with Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford. Curry also is considered the fan favorite by Detroit Lions fans.