Since Irvin was cut by Oakland it seemed like the Atlanta Falcons were a good fit, given that Irvin and Falcons coach Dan Quinn were together in Seattle years ago. And it became official on Wednesday.
BREAKING: We have agreed to terms with Bruce Irvin.
Welcome to the Brotherhood, @BIrvin_WVU11!
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 7, 2018
It’s yet another sign that the 4-4 Falcons, who are on a three-game winning streak, feel pretty good about their chances of making a second-half push for the playoffs.
Bruce Irvin can help the Falcons
Atlanta started 1-4, mostly because of a defense that was torn apart by injuries. But the Falcons have won three in a row since then and still have the talent to get back in the wild-card race.
Irvin should presumably help. His history with Quinn is obviously a factor. Irvin was the Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2014, and with Quinn as his defensive coordinator there for two seasons, he had 88 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three interceptions.
Irvin hadn’t done much for the Raiders, with three sacks on a terrible defense, but he can give the Falcons a decent boost as a pass rusher.
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