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2019 Free Agent Profile: Bruce Irvin


Despite a shaky 2018 season, Bruce Irvin is still one of the better outside linebackers in the NFL. He has spent seven years in the NFL, where he won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks and was also the heart of the Oakland Raiders defense for a few years.

This past year, Irvin spent time with both the Oakland Raiders and the Atlanta Falcons. Across the season, he played in 16 games and started nine of them. He only recorded 19 tackles, but he did get six and a half sacks and a forced fumble.

In his six NFL seasons prior to this past one, Irvin played in 90 games and started 69 of them. He got 258 total tackles over that time and 48 of those were for a loss. He got to the quarterback for a sack 37 times over those six years, and he also forced 14 fumbles. Irvin is not much of a pass defender, but he did have 11 passes defensed and three interceptions in his first six years.