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Bruce Irvin | Linebacker

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 248
College: West Virginia
Contract: view contract details

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Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin has bulked up to 263 pounds.
While doing a radio interview with Seattle 950 AM, the hosts noted how "jacked" Irvin looked. He said he played at 225 at West Virginia and was around 245 last season. An 18-pound gain is pretty significant. Irvin said he was tested for PEDs 8-9 times during the offseason. He's subject to random tests after being popped for PEDs in 2013. Irvin is aiming to parlay his contract year into a payday. Aug 5 - 1:00 PM

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ESPN 710 Seattle believes "it would be a huge surprise" if contract-year SLB Bruce Irvin was back next season.

Seattle isn’t expected to re-sign Irvin after declining his fifth-year option. With Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner higher priorities, Irvin should reach the open market. Early speculation has Irvin joining Dan Quinn in Atlanta next offseason.
Jul 18 - 8:14 PM

Contract-year SLB Bruce Irvin expects to re-sign with Seattle.

"When I talked to John (Schneider) they told me they want me here," Irvin said. "He's a man of his word, so that stuff will take care of itself." Irvin denies wanting to leave for Atlanta after the Seahawks declined his fifth-year option. With extensions for Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner higher priorities, Irvin remains a candidate to hit the open market next offseason.
Jun 20 - 9:24 PM

Speaking at his football camp on Saturday, Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin said he would "love to be in Seattle."

Irvin wasn't thrilled when the Seahawks declined his fifth-year option, but it sounds like he's slowly realized Seattle is the best fit for him. "[Seattle] was the team that gave me a chance when nobody else did," Irvin said. "A lot of people told me I wasn't a first-round pick, but Pete (Carroll) and John Schneider took a chance on me, so like I said I would love to be there, but I'm just going to go out here, I've been working my butt off, I'm going to go out here and have the biggest year of my career." Irvin will hit free agency next offseason. There are already rumors he'll be pursued by his hometown Atlanta Falcons.
Jun 7 - 8:58 AM

Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin was absent from the start of OTAs on Tuesday.

The contract-year linebacker is furious that the Seahawks declined his fifth-year team option, but coach Pete Carroll has claimed there's no acrimony. This would suggest otherwise. Either way, Irvin's absence will only be notable if it extends to next month's mandatory minicamp.
May 26 - 4:19 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll refuted a report Bruce Irvin plans to play for the Falcons in 2016.

Carroll claims Irvin was misquoted in a recent interview. "We've been talking all along," said Carroll. "He's been working out in Atlanta for three weeks, and he said in response to the question 'Do you want to come back home?' He said: 'Everybody likes to come back home, it's a dream to come back home.' It wasn't in reference to leaving us and coming back, so he was really adamant about it, and I asked him so let's leave it and not go at it anymore." The Seahawks declined Irvin's fifth-year option, making him a free agent after the 2015 season.
May 17 - 11:40 AM

Seahawks contract-year SLB Bruce Irvin told Black Sports Online he's "going to be in Atlanta next season."

Irvin is from Atlanta and former Seahawks DC Dan Quinn is now the head coach of the Falcons. "I'm going to be in Atlanta next season. I'm ready," he said following the Hawks' playoff win over the Wizards Wednesday night. "Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that." The Seahawks recently declined to pick up Irvin's 2016 option, prompting him to say, "F!@# THAT OPTION!" on Twitter.
May 14 - 11:09 AM

The Seahawks did not pick up the 2016 fifth-year option on SLB Bruce Irvin.

The Seahawks could have kept Irvin in 2016 at a non-guaranteed salary of $7.8 million. Instead, he's ticketed for unrestricted free agency next March. "Faced way tougher adversity getting outta them streets coming up!" Irvin said on Twitter. "That’s s!@# is nothing! F!@# THAT OPTION!"
May 4 - 8:07 AM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff denies he ever considered a trade for Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin.

This isn't to say the trade still won't happen, even after Atlanta drafted Vic Beasley. The Falcons still need defensive help, and Irvin can play 4-3 outside linebacker, while Beasley rushes the passer as a weak-side Leo. Irvin seems to be on the outs in Seattle and can likely be had for a mid-rounder.
May 1 - 8:58 AM

A league source tells that "chatter has already emerged" of the Seahawks trading SLB Bruce Irvin to the Falcons.

The Seahawks are declining Irvin's fifth-year option for 2016, which hints at Irvin not being in good standing with the team. New Falcons coach Dan Quinn was Irvin's defensive coordinator in Seattle. Atlanta is so needy at pass rusher that we could envision them both acquiring Irvin and using the No. 8 overall pick on another one. We suspect 27-year-old Irvin could fetch a third-round pick.
Apr 30 - 12:09 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks do not plan to exercise SLB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option.

This report comes two weeks after the Tacoma Tribune stated Irvin's option would likely be picked up. Irvin is coming off a solid 2014 where he emerged as Seattle's starting Sam linebacker and posted 6.5 sacks. We can only guess that there's something going on behind the scenes between player and team.
Apr 29 - 10:53 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune expects the Seahawks to pick up LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year 2016 option.

Irvin graduated from rotational pass rusher to every-down asset in 2014, playing strong-side linebacker on run downs and rushing the quarterback off the edge on pass downs. He finished with 37 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two defensive touchdowns. The Seahawks may not want to make a long-term commitment yet, but they can buy a year by exercising Irvin's $7.75 million option for 2016.
Apr 14 - 9:49 AM

Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin (hip) says he'll be active for Thursday's opener against the Packers.

Irvin should come off the bench behind K.J. Wright and Malcolm Smith, but should get some chances to rush Aaron Rodgers.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Seahawks activated SLB Bruce Irvin (hip) from the reserve/PUP list.

He'll practice Monday. The Seahawks are likely to open the season with a starting linebacker trio of Bobby Wagner (MLB), K.J. Wright (WLB), and Malcolm Smith (WLB), although Irvin will eventually push for snaps on the outside. Irvin also provides versatility as a spot rusher at "Leo" linebacker.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin (hip surgery) could be activated from the active/PUP list next week.

The same is true of MLB Bobby Wagner, who's been sidelined since the first week of camp with a hamstring injury. Returning next week would give Irvin a shot at being ready for Week 1, but he's still questionable, at best.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:40:00 PM

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