Bruce Irvin Turns Down More Money From Patriots To Sign With Falcons

Bruce Irvin Turns Down More Money From Patriots To Sign With Falcons

Irvin played just nine snaps in the Raiders' 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night and was believed to be on the block prior to the trade deadline.

"This was a dream [come] true", Irvin told ESPN about coming home to Atlanta.

Irvin was cut by the Raiders over the weekend.

Irvin said that he could have been paid more money by going to Pittsburgh or by New England when he spoke to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. The 31-year-old was born in Atlanta and grew up in Georgia.

On Wednesday, Irvin made a decision to take his talents to the Atlanta Falcons.

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

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Irvin, 31, has been considered among the more productive pass rushers in the National Football League since he was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 12th-overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Drafted 15th overall in 2012, Irvin spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Raiders in 2016.

The new free agent linebacker and former Seahawks Super Bowl starter announced Wednesday morning he was signing with his hometown Atlanta Falcons for the rest of this season.

The Falcons and Seahawks are 4-4, two games behind Carolina (6-2) and 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota (5-3-1) in the race for the conference's wild-card playoff berths.

The addition of Irvin should help that effort and give them another piece to aid their push up the standings having won their last three straight games.

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