Bruce Irvin Reportedly to Sign with Oakland Raiders

Daniel KramerFeatured Columnist

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17:  Bruce Irvin #51 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks pass-rusher Bruce Irvin has reportedly decided on a new home.

Continue for updates.

Irvin Will Sign with Raiders 

Tuesday, March 8

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Irvin will be joining the Raiders. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the report.

Irvin Won't Re-Sign with Seahawks 

Tuesday, March 8

The Seahawks have "accepted reality" and don't expect Irvin to return, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. 

Cardinals Reportedly Interested in Irvin

Monday, March 7

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Arizona Cardinals were a potential landing place for Irvin. Rapoport later added, via Evan Silva of Rotoworld, that the Cardinals had made a "huge push" for Irvin.

Irvin Comments on Potentially Leaving Seahawks

Thursday, March 3

Irvin spoke about the possibility of playing with a new team during a radio appearance on Justin and Gee, (via Brady Henderson of 710 ESPN Seattle): 

I mean, I love Seattle, and I want to spend the rest of my career there. Like I always say, those guys took a chance on me when everybody wasn't even thinking about me. I probably would have went second, third round.

So those guys will always have a place in my heart, a special place. So like I said, man, if the money was close, I would definitely consider it because the brotherhood I have with those guys, it's like no other. I'm as close to most of those guys as I am with my real brothers, so leaving those guys would be very hard on me, but not only me, my family also.

NFL Execs Excited About Potential Irvin Price

Wednesday, March 2

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported "NFL execs I know would do cartwheels to land Bruce Irvin anywhere near $9 million a year some suggesting," adding that the price will be higher.

Irvin Linked to Jaguars, Falcons

Wednesday, March 2

Citing a league source, Florio reported on Feb. 29 the Jacksonville Jaguars could make a serious run at former first-rounder Irvin if he hits free agency.

Irvin Gives Raiders an Elite Pass-Rusher

In May, Irvin sent off a few NSFW tweets when the Seahawks chose not to pick up the fifth-year option for $7.8 million that would’ve kept him in Seattle in 2016 (h/t's Terry Blount). He then told Black Sports Online that he was going to sign with his hometown Atlanta Falcons, where he has ties to head coach Dan Quinn, Bradley’s successor in Seattle. 

Yet a day after the Seahawks' playoff loss in January, Irvin was open to a return to Seattle when head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider asked, per Sheil Kapadia of

After his rookie season, Irvin switched from defensive end to outside linebacker and developed into Seattle’s most athletic defender. His sack numbers subsided—he’s tallied 14 the last three seasons—but he compensated by becoming a threat in pass coverage.

Irvin is ranked the No. 13 free agent in the 2016 class by’s Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Weaseling, and will immediately give the Raiders' pass rush a boost.