Seahawks sign LB Bruce Irvin to active roster ahead of Cardinals game

The Seattle Seahawks have announced the signing of linebacker Bruce Irvin to the 53-man roster ahead of the Week-9 matchup against the Cardinals. Irvin fills the empty spot made available when cornerback Sidney Jones was waived earlier in the week.

Irvin joined the Seahawks recently for his third stint in Seattle when he was added to the practice squad last month. Elevated to the roster for the team’s last two matchups, his leadership in the locker room has been invaluable.

“I just think it’s been as obvious as it can get,” coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday when asked about Irvin’s contributions. “He has a presence about him, he’s a tough guy that you can just feel it and know it. He also has the experience that he knows a lot that is going on in the game. Whereas we are trying to elevate our young guys, give them more awareness, spread their ability to see things coming, he’s already there, so he can show them.”

Irvin and the Seahawks are set to square off against the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday. The final injury report of the week will be released later Friday afternoon.

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Story originally appeared on Seahawks Wire