FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with defensive end Bruce Irvin.
“We know exactly how Bruce will fit into our team on the field, and just as importantly into our locker room,” said Head Coach Dan Quinn. “He will add to our rotation along the defensive line, while adding to our pass rush. He is familiar with our scheme and we are familiar with his strengths, so we are looking forward to getting him on the field as soon as possible.”
The Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 2012 draft selected Irvin.
During his rookie season, the Stockbridge, GA native saw action in 16 games and racked up a career-high eight sacks, while chipping in 17 total tackles, and one forced fumble. Irvin’s performance during his rookie season, saw him selected to the NFL’s All-Rookie Team.
Irvin played in 58 games with 37 starts in four seasons for the Seahawks. He racked up 143 total tackles, 22 sacks, three interceptions, and forced four fumbles.
Irvin has spent the last three season with the Oakland Raiders.