It didn’t take prolonged for Bruce Irvin to find a new home.
The Falcons on Wednesday announced they have sealed a former Raiders and Seahawks linebacker to a one-year deal.
BREAKING: We have concluded to terms with Bruce Irvin.
Welcome to a Brotherhood, @BIrvin_WVU11 !
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) Nov 7, 2018
“We know accurately how Bruce will fit into a group on a field, and only as importantly into a locker room,” Falcons manager Dann Quinn said. “He will supplement to a revolution along a defensive line, while adding to a pass rush. He is informed with a intrigue and we are informed with his strengths, so we are looking brazen to removing him on a margin as shortly as possible.”
Irvin was cut by Oakland last week after he played only 9 snaps for a Raiders in their Thursday detriment to a 49ers. It’s no warn he worked his approach East on his release, as he has a clever tie with Falcons manager Dan Quinn, who served as defensive coordinator for the Seahawks from 2013-14 before nearing in Atlanta.
“This was a dream [come] true,” Irvin, an Atlanta native, told ESPN. “The Patriots and Steelers offered some-more money, though being means to play for my city and my people, we only can’t put a cost on that.”
Man it’s time! You can’t put a cost on a possibility for me to play for my people and city! It’s bigger than money!
— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) November 7, 2018
Irvin, 31, was comparison by a Seahawks with a No. 15 altogether collect of a 2012 draft. He afterwards sealed a four-year agreement worth $37 million with a Raiders in Mar 2016 that included $19 million guaranteed.
He has 3 sacks this deteriorate after posting a career-high 8 sacks final season.
The Falcons (4-4) are slated to revisit a Browns (2-6-1) during 1 p.m. ET Sunday.