Atlanta Falcons Make Huge Depth Move Signing Bruce Irvin

New Falcons DE Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money

Patriots offered DE Bruce Irvin more money before he signed with Falcons

It will be interesting to see if the Steelers eventually do add another pass rusher for this stretch run. Irvin noted he chose to sign for less money to go home to Atlanta.

Trading Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper certainly doesn't help, with the latest casualty being leading sack getter Bruce Irvin, who found himself waived by the Raiders this past weekend. Irvin cleared waivers when no team picked up the $3.8 million dollars remaining on his 2018 contract.

Irvin, 31, was selected by the Seahawks with the No. 15 overall pick of the 2012 draft.

What does this mean for Irvin and the Falcons moving forward?

Irvin is also reunited with Dan Quinn, who was previously the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014.

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Veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin wasn't a free agent for long. With Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley already in place on the edge, might Quinn and defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel get creative and bump one of them inside?

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

"Yesterday it hit me a little bit", Irvin said during his introductory press conference Thursday.

Landing in Atlanta is a natural fit for Irvin for another reason. "The Patriots and Steelers offered more money, but being able to play for my city and my people - just can't put a price on that", Irvin told ESPN's Vaughn McClure. Keep an eye out for my articles covering the Falcons, Yellowjackets and other collegiate and professional teams.

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