Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Rest Of Season

5:00pm: NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport has confirmed the news (via Twitter). Irvin has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

1:20pm: Unfortunately it looks like Bruce Irvin‘s 2020 return to Seattle will last only two games. The Seahawks fear the veteran outside linebacker has a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

More tests are needed to confirm but since field tests for ACLs are extremely accurate, it’s all but certain. It’s a tough blow for a Seahawks team that has looked great with a pair of victories through the first two weeks. The pass-rush was already one of the few question marks remaining with this team, so this is the last thing they needed.

Irvin came back to Seattle on a one-year deal worth $5.5 million back in March. He spent last year in Carolina, where he racked up 8.5 sacks in 13 games. A first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012, Irvin spent the first four years of his career with the team.

He was a huge part of some of their legendary defenses, winning Super Bowl XLVIII with them. Despite producing at a fairly high level the Seahawks declined his fifth-year option, and he signed a four-year $37MM deal with the Raiders.

Cut after 2.5 seasons, he landed with the Falcons for the second half of 2018 before signing with the Panthers. He’ll turn 33 in November and will be coming off an ACL tear when he hits free agency, so he’ll likely struggle to find much guaranteed money next spring.

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7 comments on “Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin Has Torn ACL, Will Miss Rest Of Season

    • ayrbhoy

      Dude! It was eerie! Injuries seem to come in bunches too- I was so afraid before the Hawks game last night. I had a bad feeling we’d suffer the same fate. I also thought Karma would pay me back for being a little relieved that we didn’t have to face Joey Bosa this yr. Sorry 12’s that’s on me

  1. ayrbhoy

    I hate to say this but I guess we need to go after Clay Matthews, even if it’s to prevent SF from getting him. I suppose if it’s necessary I can maybe get behind him. Maybe. Yea- I’m over that cheap shot on Russ, uh-huh.

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