Updates from Friday, July 25
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport has the latest on Irvin, and the news isn't good:
#Seahawks place pass-rusher Bruce Irvin on PUP to start camp, source says.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 25, 2014
Updates from Sunday, July 13
Bruce Irvin took to Twitter over the weekend to provide an update on his recovery:
Rehabbing sucks! But man my hip feels 100 times better!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) July 12, 2014
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also addressed Irvin's health, per the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta:
Bruce is going to be up against it a little bit. He’s had a fantastic recovery already and he is going to work his butt off to get back. But we are going to have to wait and see.
Bruce Irvin's offseason preparations took a turn for the worse after it was revealed the Seattle Seahawks linebacker had to go under the knife for hip surgery on Monday.
Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR in Seattle reported the news:
Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin had hip surgery today, per a team spokesman. No timetable as of yet.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) June 2, 2014
The Seahawks linebacker tweeted out that he'll be ready for training camp:
Didn't want this to get out but I'm fine! Will b back by training camp! For all u people saying this a make or break year for me!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) June 2, 2014
If I woulda missed any games I wouldn't have got it I decided to proceed because I could b back soon. #watchmework— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) June 2, 2014
According to Nick Eaton of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, mandatory minicamp for Seattle will begin on June 17.
While Irvin has so far failed to live up to the hype that came with being drafted 15th overall in 2012, he has carved out a role in Seattle's defense. His pass-rushing abilities have come in handy at times, but more importantly, his freakish speed has allowed him to keep up with even the fastest tight ends when in pass coverage.
With two years left on his rookie deal, 2014 is a perfect time for Irvin to emerge as a defensive stud. If he can get healthy in time for training camp, he should be right on schedule for a breakout season.