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Atlanta Falcons Rumors: Seattle Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin shows interest to play for Atlanta in 2016

Outside linebacker Bruce Irvin has found a home for the 2016 season – the Atlanta Falcons.

“I’m going to be in Atlanta next season,” Irvin told BlackSportsOnline.com while attending the Eastern Conference semifinals in Atlanta on Wednesday night. “I’m ready.”

Last week, Irvin expressed his frustration after Seattle did not pick up the fifth year option on his contract. Seattle would have to pay $7.8 million to Irvin in 2016. Irvin has no choice but to play for $1.6 million this season.

Irvin expressed his frustration through Twitter abou the Seahawks inability ot pick up his options.

“Faced way tougher adversity getting outta them streets coming up!” he tweeted. “That’s s— is nothing! F— THAT OPTION!”

Irvin wants to play for Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who was the Seattle’s defensive coordinator before taking Atlanta’s job in February. Aside from that, Irvin is from Atlanta and he loves to play with the team.

Irvin has had 16.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions in his three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, addressing rumors during a radio appearance earlier this month, said he hadn’t given a second thought to acquiring Irvin because the linebacker is currently under contract.

Irvin was asked Wednesday if he would stay in Seattle if the Seahawks anted up after this season.

“Atlanta is where I want to be,” Irvin said. “Believe that.”

This is the newest in a series of reports linking Irvin to Atlanta. First, there was a report that the Seahawks did not plan on picking up Bruce Irvin’s fifth-year option, and that was quickly followed by a report of “chatter” linking Irvin to the Falcons in a trade. The latter report was disputed, sort of, and ultimately nothing came of it , but Seattle indeed declined Irvin’s option, meaning 2015 becomes his contract year.

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