NFL Rumors: Atlanta Falcons’ interest on Bruce Irvin grows deeper, Seattle did not pick his fifth year option

Seattle declined  to pick up the 2016 contract option for LB Bruce Irvin, meaning the team’s 2012 first-round pick will hit the free agent market next year, if there’s no extension.

Irvin expressed his disappointments on Twitter.

“Worked for everything I got in my life this s— will b no different!” Irvin tweeted early Monday. “I earns my keeps!”

The Seahawks would have to pay Irvin $7.8 million in 2016. The deadline passed on Sunday, after that Irvin ranted on twitter about his displeasure.

“Faced way tougher adversity getting outta them streets coming up! That’s shit is nothing!”, Irvin added.

Though the move was expected, still Irvin seemed the only one who is surprised. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll mentioned after the draft on Saturday about his plans on Irvin.

“If we pick up Bruce’s option it’s a great thing, if we don’t pick up Bruce’s option it only means we aren’t picking it up. … We want him to be here for a long time,” Carroll said.

Clearly, Irvin is out of the Seattle Seahawks roster? Just before the NFL draft, Profootball Talk speculated that Irvin could be traded to Atlanta.

Profootball Talk Mike Florio writes:

Per a league source, chatter already has emerged regarding a possible trade that would send linebacker Bruce Irvin to the Falcons, reuniting him with coach Dan Quinn, the former defensive coordinator in Seattle.

Irvin, who was born in Atlanta, was a first-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012 — the same year they added linebacker Bobby Wagner in round two and quarterback Russell Wilson in round three.

Trading Irvin during the draft days didn’t happen for Seattle. Now that Irvin is available, the Falcons migh pick him up. The Falcons need to bolster their defense to compete against the Saints and Panthers.

Irvin had eight sacks as a rookie in 2012, and he added 6.5 in 2014. He can be a great addition to the Falcons defense.

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