Not long after his latest Seattle reunion, Bruce Irvin is set to remain with the team for the remainder of the 2022 season. Seattle is signing the veteran edge rusher from the practice squad to its 53-man roster, per Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 (Twitter link).
Irvin, 35, worked out for Seattle last month, and quickly signed a new deal to re-join his former team. That landed him on the taxi squad at first, but it comes as no surprise that he will now be on the active roster through the rest of the season. The former first-rounder spent the first four years of his career in Seattle, racking up 22 sacks along the way.
His disruptive presence continued with the Raiders and Falcons, through to his 2019 campaign in Carolina. That was the last time Irvin worked as a full-time starter; he displayed a continued ability to get to the passer, as he notched a career-high 8.5 sacks. An ACL tear the following year limited his second Seattle stint to just two games, before he worked with then-Bears DC Sean Desai in Chicago. The pair is once again together in the Emerald City.
Irvin had been elevated for the team’s previous two contests. He played sparingly in Week 7, but saw a large jump in workload the following game, with a snap share of 72%. He has made four tackles (including one for loss) in his third Seattle stint so far. Set to continue in a rotational role, he will split time with likes of Quinton Jefferson, Shelby Harris, Myles Adams and Poona Ford along Seattle’s defensive line.
Irvin and the NFC West-leading Seahawks will look to extend their winning streak to four games on Sunday when they visit the Cardinals in Week 9. The veteran could give the surprising start to their season a boost then and beyond.