By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent Bruce Irvin on Wednesday morning. He was recently released by the Oakland Raiders.
Irvin received few snaps for the Raiders before his release. He was the highest-paid defensive player for the Black and Silver.
He joins a Falcons defense that has been hit hard by injuries.
Irvin is also reunited with Dan Quinn, who was previously the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014. Quinn is the Falcons head coach.
The Falcons signed Irvin to a one-year deal. He will likely make his debut against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Irvin is also going home with this move, as he was born in Atlanta, Georgia. The 31-year-old has played for the Raiders and the Seahawks in his career.
Prior to his release with the Raiders, he appeared in eight games, including six starts. He had six tackles, including three tackles for a loss, and four quarterback hits. He also had 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble.
Irvin played his sophomore and third-year in the NFL with Quinn as his defensive coordinator. In 2013, he started 12 games with 45 tackles, including two tackles for a loss and four quarterback hits. He also had 2.0 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and two pass deflections.
The following season, he appeared in 15 games, including 13 starts. He had 43 tackles, including nine tackles for a loss, and 12 quarterback hits. He also had 6.5 sacks, two interceptions — both for touchdowns, one forced fumble, and three pass deflections.
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