Posted: 4/15/2015 6:04 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option is expected to be picked up for 2016.
Huddle Up: Irvin, the 15th overall selection in the 2012 draft, hasn't quite lived up to expectations with 16.5 sacks and inconsistent play against the run, but the Seahawks likely don't want to mess with their overall defensive success and will look to lock up Irvin for another year at his rookie pricetag.
Posted: 7/11/2013 5:07 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin has been converted to outside linebacker. Irvin is suspended the first four games after allegedly testing positive for Adderall. He'll be one of the team's primary rushers on third down when he returns.
Huddle Up: Irvin is a pass rusher; officially listing him as a linebacker doesn't much change his game. It does, however, tweak his IDP value.
Posted: 1/10/2013 8:01 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin is ready for the first start of his NFL career in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Jan. 13. He set a franchise rookie record with eight sacks this season. He'll not only be called upon to continue pressuring the quarterback, but he'll need to help stop the run, too.
Huddle Up: The rookie will be counted on in a big way Sunday with the team's leading sacker, Chris Clemons, being lost to a knee injury in the wild-card round. The Falcons haven't been an especially effective running team, but they'll be sure to test Irvin with some traps, draws and power runs to his side of the field.
Posted: 8/30/2012 11:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he is not concerned that DE Bruce Irvin has not recorded a sack or a tackle in the first three preseason games because he has done well in practice. 'Bruce was the most productive guy in practice throughout the camp,' Carroll said. 'We keep score of that stuff, and he was the highest-ranked guy in terms of productivity. That's in sacks and tackles for losses and knocking balls loose and all that stuff.'
Huddle Up: Right now, all of Carroll's skeptics, who blasted the coach for reaching for Irvin with the draft's 15th overall pick, are having a field day. Still, the games that count aren't even here yet meaning it's far too early to start writing off any player, let alone a rookie that hasn't played a single meaningful snap in a real NFL game.
Posted: 5/08/2012 9:05 am UTC
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice LB Bruce Irvin. Irvin signed a four-year deal worth $9.34 million, all of which is guaranteed. The deal includes a signing bonus over $5 million.
Huddle Up: Irvin was widely considered the biggest reach of the first round, but the Seahawks love his speed and pass-rushing skills. He'll get plenty of chances to get after the quarterback, making him an attractive IDP option.