Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Falcons sign Bruce Irvin

Falcons sign Bruce Irvin

The Raiders waived Irvin over the weekend, though he couldn't clear waivers until Tuesday.

The Falcons on Wednesday announced they have signed the former Raiders and Seahawks linebacker to a one-year deal.

And now Irvin, originally Seattle's 2012 first-round pick, is headed to Atlanta to join pass rushers and former first-rounders Takk McKinley (who leads the team with six sacks) and Vic Beasley (one sack).

"Me and DQ can't sit and dwell on what we did in Seattle and going to those Super Bowls and stuff like that", Irvin said.

What does this mean for Irvin and the Falcons moving forward? He signed a one-year deal with the Falcons on Wednesday, and while financial terms were not released, he is still owed $3.8 million from Oakland for the remainder of the season. During the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Irvin recorded 8.5 sacks, 16 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles under Quinn, who also served as the Seahawks' defensive line coach. Quinn knows how to use Irvin, putting him in the best positions to succeed and improve an Atlanta pass rush with some questions. It also reunites Irvin with Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel.

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Irvin, 31, is an Atlanta native. Injuries and poor game execution let three close games slip away.

Irvin appears to have made his decision based on the fact that he is from Atlanta and simply wanted to play in front of family.

Veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin wasn't a free agent for long.

And other National Football League teams knew it.

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