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Bruce Irvin | Linebacker

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

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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.
Source: NFL.com
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 Profootballtalk.com 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

Seahawks placed SLB Bruce Irvin (hip surgery) on active/PUP.

Irvin is expected to miss most or all of training camp, with coach Pete Carroll suggesting in June the 2012 first-round pick might not be ready for Week 1. If Irvin isn't ready for the opener, the Seahawks could enter the year with a starting linebacker corps of Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, and Malcolm Smith.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin said his surgically repaired hip feels "100 times better."

Irvin didn't say anything about his status for training camp, but at least we know he's had no setbacks. If the 2012 first-rounder can get back on the field sometime in August, he'll compete for snaps at strongside linebacker with K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith and O'Brien Schofield.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 07:47:00 AM

Coach Pete Carroll hinted SLB Bruce Irvin (hip) may not be ready for the start of the season.

"He’s dealt with it for a long time and it just got to a point where we thought it was better to have a chance to have him back for the start of the season, which is a possibility, so we’ll see what happens," Carroll said. Irvin underwent hip surgery earlier this month and seems to have already been ruled out for camp. K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith, and O'Brien Schofield will get the summer reps.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin underwent hip surgery on Monday, and there's "no real prognosis yet" for his recovery.

Irvin has tweeted that he expects to be ready for training camp. Ticketed for a combo rush/outside linebacker role, Irvin is coming off a disappointing 2013 where he was suspended for the first four games, and played only 19 snaps in the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 04:49:00 PM

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