Friday, 16 November, 2018

Bruce Irvin chooses hometown Atlanta Falcons over Seahawks, everyone else

Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money but he chose Falcons Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money but he chose Falcons
Cassandra Castillo | 08 November, 2018, 21:16

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).

In fact, Irvin told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure that the Patriots and Steelers offered more money but he wanted to return to his hometown.

Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Bruce Irvin encourages the crowd before a play against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum.

While many people believe that professional football players can lack passion due to the reimbursements they receive, you won't have to look any further than Irvin's signing Wednesday. 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. A Super Bowl champ, he played under Falcons coach Dan Quinn in Seattle when Quinn was the Seahawks' defensive coordinator. He then signed a four-year contract worth $37million with the Raiders in March 2016 that included $19m guaranteed.

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He has three sacks this season after posting a career-high eight sacks last season.

"We're a 4-3 team now, so in the base defense sometimes he doesn't fit the role we need done", he said.

It will be interesting to see if the Steelers eventually do add another pass rusher for this stretch run.

The Falcons (4-4) are slated to visit the Browns (2-6-1) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

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