Bruce Irvin Turns Down More Money From Patriots To Sign With Falcons

New Falcons DE Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money

New Falcons DE Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money

The Raiders waived Irvin over the weekend, though he couldn't clear waivers until Tuesday.

They seem to have been keeping that spot open for defensive end Bruce Irvin, an Atlanta native, who chose to spurn the Patriots in favor of the Falcons. Irvin, 31, should help bolster the pass rush working alongside former sack champ Vic Beasley Jr. and Takk McKinley. He celebrated his return home by posting on his Twitter account "Man it's time!"

The Steelers and Patriots reportedly offered Irvin more money. Atlanta, meanwhile, has 17 sacks this season, tied for fifth-fewest in the league. In fact, he played just nine snaps in Oakland's blowout loss to the 49ers, led by former undrafted free agent Nick Mullens.

Irvin (6-3, 250) played four seasons with Seattle before joining the Raiders in 2016.

Prince Charles at 70: I won't be a meddling monarch
Sitting where I was, you couldn't hear what he said. "But afterwards watching it on the television, I think it was a lovely gesture".

It will be interesting to see if the Steelers eventually do add another pass rusher for this stretch run.

It is no surprise he worked his way East upon his release, as he has a strong connection with Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who served as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks from 2013-14 before arriving in Atlanta. Instead, Mack was traded to Chicago a week before the season for a package of draft picks following a lengthy holdout.

The Falcons have won three straight games though their defense, ravaged by injuries, remains a liability; the unit ranks 30th, according to Football Outsiders, ahead of only the Raiders and Buccaneers.

Recommended News

  • Facebook Messenger's unsend feature is coming soon

    Facebook's unsend for both its messaging apps will actually deliver the message when you hit send. Messenger users will soon be able to delete their sent messages.
    BCCI upset over Virat Kohli's 'leave India' comment

    BCCI upset over Virat Kohli's 'leave India' comment

    The statement, he writes, is "probably an extension of the nationalist narrative that modern India tries to propagate". In the video, Kohli is seen reading out a message from a cricket fan who described him as an "over rated batsman".
    Republicans fight to keep control of the Senate in 2018 midterms

    Republicans fight to keep control of the Senate in 2018 midterms

    Joe Manchin's battle to keep his seat in West Virginia, a state Trump carried by a mammoth 42 percentage points in 2016. Republicans now hold a 51-49 edge in Senate seats and are a strong favourite to retain control of the legislative body.
  • U.S.  midterm polls: Democrats leading in fight to win House

    U.S. midterm polls: Democrats leading in fight to win House

    In Kansas, Democrat Sharice Davids beat a GOP incumbent to become the first gay Native American woman elected to the House. Mr Kemp looks to defend his party's control of a state Democrats believe could be a presidential battleground in 2020.
    Airlines that fly the Boeing 737 MAX

    Airlines that fly the Boeing 737 MAX

    And in this case the procedure for dealing with the problem it is what is called a "memory item" - pilot's commit them to memory. According to NBC News , the warning revolves around what pilots should do if the plane gives an erroneous reading from a sensor.
    Irish PM sees chances fading for Brexit deal in November

    Irish PM sees chances fading for Brexit deal in November

    European Union envoys in Brussels will get an update on Friday and then ministers from the 27 states staying in the bloc after Brexit are due to meet on Monday.
  • Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat cockroaches

    Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat cockroaches

    Then, several employees can be seen each taking a cup of yellow liquid and drinking it front of a Power Point presentation screen. A video went viral on Chinese social media site Weibo in which a male employee was being beaten with a belt.
    FA appeals against decision to clear José Mourinho over touchline language

    FA appeals against decision to clear José Mourinho over touchline language

    Mourinho had been thought to have escaped a touchline ban following the original commission decision but this now remains a possibility.
    Trump points to second term as United States  president

    Trump points to second term as United States president

    Trump said he is "looking at different people for different positions", adding that "it is very common after the midterms". Trump has always been frustrated with Sessions over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation .
  • Iot Market Poised to Expand at 21.5% CAGR During 2017

    Iot Market Poised to Expand at 21.5% CAGR During 2017

    Narrowband IoT Chipset Market Segment by Regions: - North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, India . Persistence Market Research has profiled some of the most prominent companies active in the global IoT market .
    Man: Age Change Will Improve Luck on Tinder

    Man: Age Change Will Improve Luck on Tinder

    He said he is discriminated against because of his age, and that he encounters problems in society on a daily basis. Mr Ratelband is a media personality and motivational speaker, who is a trainer in neurolinguistic programming.
    Barcelona: Lionel Messi should only be used as a substitute against internazionale

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi should only be used as a substitute against internazionale

    The whole season we've been grinding out results here and there", said Kane. "He's a great kid". He indicated his long-term future remains at the Camp Nou .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.