Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Steelers made an offer, missed out on signing Bruce Irvin

New Falcons DE Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money Patriots offered DE Bruce Irvin more money before he signed with Falcons
Frederick Owens | 11 November, 2018, 05:30

The Oakland Raiders released Irvin last weekend, and he spent little time deciding where he'd go next.

The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive lineman Bruce Irvin to a 1-year, $1.5 million contract.

Irvin, who has 40 career sacks in parts of seven seasons with Oakland and Seattle, figures to bolster a struggling Falcons pass rush that has just 17 sacks this season, tied for fifth-lowest in the NFL. "I've been around, I've had success and I know what it takes to be successful". While he had a checkered past involving run-ins with the law, which he detailed in a first-person account for The Players' Tribune, Irvin was ready to move back to Georgia's capital once the opportunity presented itself. He also had 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble.

Irvin, under his breath, replied, "They're right". It also reunites Irvin with Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel.

Irvin is coming in to help a team that's won its last three games keep that momentum rolling.

The question for Atlanta will be are they capable of continuing to string together wins?

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Landing in Atlanta is a natural fit for Irvin for another reason.

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.

Veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin wasn't a free agent for long.

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

And other National Football League teams knew it.

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