NFL free agency news: Falcons sign DE Bruce Irvin

It didn’t take long for Bruce Irvin to find a new home.

The Falcons on Wednesday announced they have signed the former Raiders and Seahawks linebacker to a one-year deal.

BREAKING: We have agreed to terms with Bruce Irvin.

Welcome to the Brotherhood, @BIrvin_WVU11 !


Irvin was cut by Oakland last week after he played just nine snaps for the Raiders in their Thursday loss to the 49ers. It’s no surprise he worked his way East upon his release, as he has a strong connection with Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who served as defensive coordinator for the Seahawks from 2013-14 before arriving in Atlanta. 

Irvin, 31, was selected by the Seahawks with the No. 15 overall pick of the 2012 draft. He then signed a four-year contract worth $37 million with the Raiders in March 2016 that included $19 million guaranteed.

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He has three sacks this season after posting a career-high eight sacks last season.

The Falcons (4-4) are slated to visit the Browns (2-6-1) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

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