The Falcons will add defensive than Bruce Irvin days after he was released by the Raiders, the team announced Wednesday…
The Falcons will add defensive than Bruce Irvin days after he was released by the Raiders, the team announced Wednesday morning. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora identified the Falcons – along with the Patriots and Seahawks – as a likely landing spot. In fact, Irvin told ESPN.com ‘s Vaughn McClure that the Patriots and Steelers offered more money but he wanted to return to his hometown.
And now Irvin, originally Seattle’s 201
2 first-round pick, is headed to Atlanta to join pass rushers and former first-rounders Thanks McKinley (who leads the team with six sacks) and Vic Beasley (one sack).
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. The pass rush has not been much better; ranking 26th and just 17 sacks.