Falcons bolster pass rush by adding Irvin

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The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday morning they've agreed to terms with the Ex-Oakland Raiders pass rusher to a one-year deal.

After news broke that Irvin was signing with his home-town team, Irvin took to Twitter to celebrate.

The chance to play for his hometown Atlanta Falcons was too much for Bruce Irvin to pass up.

In all honesty, it was probably the easiest decision for Irvin, who is an Atlanta native, to choose the Falcons.

Ex-Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin spent two-plus seasons with the Raiders as a defensive end. He was a centerpiece of the ferocious Seahawks' defense prior to that, and he has been a durable and productive player even on the wrong side of age 30.

The Falcons hope Irvin adds new punch to the pass rush.

Irvin is knowledgeable of the 4-3 scheme that the Falcons defense runs and should be able to fit in easily. Quinn is in his third year as Atlanta's head coach.

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

Irvin's most memorable seasons came with the Seahawks under Dan Quinn. He has appeared in at least 15 games in five of his first six seasons in the league, and moved to Oakland on a four-year, $37 million deal in the spring of 2016.

The addition of Irvin should help that effort and give them another piece to aid their push up the standings having won their last three straight games. Keep an eye out for my articles covering the Falcons, Yellowjackets and other collegiate and professional teams.

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