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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 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

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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

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects Bruce Irvin's role to be a "blend" between outside linebacker and LEO-rush duties in 2014.

"(It) will continue to be a blend of the outside backer 'stuff and the rush end stuff, and we are thrilled about him," Carroll said at the Combine. "He had a really good year playing linebacker and we want to continue to develop his rush ability." With K.J. Wright (foot) back in the starting lineup for the Super Bowl, Irvin played only 19 snaps. For the regular season, Irvin played 513 snaps across 12 games, notching two sacks. He needs to take a step forward in 2014.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin's four-game suspension is over.

Irvin returned to the Seahawks' facility Monday afternoon. The team will have to make a move to clear a roster spot. Irvin will likely play mostly a pass-rushing role with Malcolm Smith manning the strong side on early downs.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 06:35:00 PM

Suspended Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin will miss Friday's preseason opener with a groin injury.

It's notable because ex-DE Irvin is learning strong-side linebacker, and Friday is one of just four opportunities he'll take the field before Week 5. "We are frustrated by that. These games are really important to him," coach Pete Carroll said. "He’s one of the (guys) that has a chance to really show something in this little bit of a transition to playing SAM backer." Carroll went on to say Irvin is "really close." It's not a long-term concern.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll plans to move defensive end Bruce Irvin to outside linebacker, where he'll compete with Malcolm Smith for the starting strong-side job.

K.J. Wright is now the weak-side linebacker. Irvin will still see looks at defensive end in nickel pass-rushing situations, but isn't big enough to earn a full-time role on the line. Carroll brought up Irvin's versatility as being extremely valuable to the team, and added "We're a 4-3 personnel system that plays 3-4 looks," indicating Irvin will get plenty of pass-rush opportunities at linebacker. Expect Irvin to win the job from Smith after serving his four-game suspension for PEDs.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 09:42:00 AM

NFL suspended Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

Irvin has no plans to appeal, admitting he took Adderall without a medical exemption. He'll participate in training camp and preseason, then be barred from all Seahawks activities until Week 5. Irvin, the 15th overall pick in last year's draft, registered eight sacks and a forced fumble as a nickel-rushing rookie. For the first month of the season, at least, Seattle is deep enough to withstand Irvin's loss after adding Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett to their pass-rushing corps.
Fri, May 17, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin could see some time at outside linebacker.

"Athletically, absolutely," GM John Schneider said, when asked about the ability for Irvin to play linebacker. "But really, as a pass rusher he needs to improve his game as well. And I’m sure he’d tell you the same thing." Both Irvin and Cliff Avril are expected to see time at strong-side 'backer and "Leo" pass rusher. SLB K.J. Wright could then move to the weak side.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 07:09:00 PM

Rookie DE Bruce Irvin will start Sunday's Divisional playoff game against the Falcons.

The Seahawks lost their best end Chris Clemons to a torn ACL and meniscus in last Sunday's win over the Redskins. "This is Bruce's opportunity. This is what we drafted him to play and we'll see how he does," coach Pete Carroll said. "We expect him to do really well as he steps up." Irvin can certainly fill Clemons' shoes as a pass-rusher, but his ability to hold up in the run game is a question.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 08:34:00 AM

DE Bruce Irvin has set the Seahawks' rookie record for sacks with eight.

Irvin was widely panned as a massive reach when the Seahawks took him at No. 15 overall. But he's ended up playing well while appearing on 43 percent of the defensive snaps, backing up Chris Clemons at the "Elephant" spot and getting to the quarterback as a third-down specialist. "He's had a very good year, and he's a factor and you can tell (opponents) are doing things to take care of him protection-wise," coach Pete Carroll said.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:46:00 AM