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Bruce Irvin tweets Seahawks won't pick up option
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  • By Conor Orr
  • Around The NFL Writer
  • Published: May 4, 2015 at 08:39 a.m.
  • Updated: May 4, 2015 at 08:54 a.m.

Pete Carroll wants Bruce Irvin in Seattle for a long time.

He just doesn't want to pick up Irvin's fifth-year option.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport noted that it was unlikely the Seahawks would exercise the option on the pass rusher, who was chosen in the first round back in 2012. He's had 16.5 sacks in three years.

Irvin tweeted the news officially on Sunday.

"Faced way tougher adversity getting outta them streets coming up! That's (stuff) is nothing! (EXPLETIVE) THAT OPTION!"

Obviously, he didn't say stuff.

But it sounds like Irvin is taking the whole thing fairly well. Chances are Seattle thinks they can get him for less than the designated number, or will at least try to. It doesn't necessarily mean they want to let him go after this year.

Then again, Seattle ended up letting offensive lineman James Carpenter go this offseason in similar fashion.

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They won't trade him. Knowing that he's in a contract year and hoping to land a huge FA deal next year, they're likely to get the best performance out of him this season. They can't sign him, Russell Wilson, and Bobby Wagner, so he's gone regardless. Might as well get a short-term wrecking ball in his last year.

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not sure how much the option is in money, but they both need to keep that sum off the books until the sign Wilson and maybe think they can pay him less in that first year in a structured contract.

And no, we dont really need Bruce Irvin after we drafted Beasley, they play the same position.

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Adding the man to the D rotation would be sick and we could cut someone else with less potential. But I see what y'all are saying and understand where your coming from.

May not be realistic unless Quinn proactively approached the hawks with some sort of offer to get a deal done between the clubs. I still think it's odd with the tweets from Irvin. Maybe worth pursuing if the guy keeps up the tweeting & becomes a distraction... I dunnorolleyes.gif

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not sure how much the option is in money, but they both need to keep that sum off the books until the sign Wilson and maybe think they can pay him less in that first year in a structured contract.

And no, we dont really need Bruce Irvin after we drafted Beasley, they play the same position.

Irvin plays SLB in their system. I thought we drafted Beasley to play LEO?

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not sure how much the option is in money, but they both need to keep that sum off the books until the sign Wilson and maybe think they can pay him less in that first year in a structured contract.

And no, we dont really need Bruce Irvin after we drafted Beasley, they play the same position.

His option is about 7 mil. Hes going to make around 1.5 mil next year.
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No. 8 overall pick Vic Beasley will be the Falcons' "Leo" outside pass rusher at weak-side defensive end.

It was Cliff Avril's position in new Atlanta coach Dan Quinn's defense. Beasley is a suspect run defender and doesn't play with overwhelming physicality, but possesses the best get-off in this year's draft and will literally be able to run by or around slower-footed left tackles. We like Beasley as an eight-sack threat right away and double-digit producer down the line.

Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter May 4 - 6:00 PM

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I'm curious now lol haven't seen your explanation. That's how I thought he was used as well but didn't watch the Hawks last year

LEO is just a RE, standing/wide 9/both. Avril played there.

Bennett was the LE, but lined up all over, even at LEO.

Irvin was the SLB which is also on the line. In some packages he was lined up at LEO and even WLB.

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I would be interested in the FA next year. Contrary to popular believe they (he and Beasley) are not the same type of player.

Not sure what you mean there, to me, they have very similar skill sets . But if the point being that doesn't mean they can't both start in same system here, I agree, would love to have both Irvin and Beasley chasing down QBs from both sides of D

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Whoops, sorry, I didn't read down the entire thread

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you guys heard any thing new on if we are getting him or not thanks

Seems unlikely this year through a trade. Best shot would be free agency next season if the Seahawks fail to keep him long term, but then again, I'm not sure it'd really be worth paying him that high a price.

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