Bruce Irvin says he took less money to sign with Falcons

Irvin was cut by the Raiders over the weekend.

Bruce Irvin has found a new home after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday.

And now Irvin, originally Seattle's 2012 first-round pick, is headed to Atlanta to join pass rushers and former first-rounders Takk McKinley (who leads the team with six sacks) and Vic Beasley (one sack). "I know I look scary, but I really was crying yesterday".

The Falcons have talent along the defensive line, and it will be interesting to see how they plug Irvin into the mix. Those were the seasons Seattle went to consecutive Super Bowls, with Irvin winning a championship with the Seahawks in January 2014.

He has three sacks this season after posting a career-high eight sacks last season.

While defensive end isn't a major need, the Patriots are always looking to improve and Irvin certainly would have helped.

Irvin played his sophomore and third-year in the National Football League with Quinn as his defensive coordinator.

Signing Bruce Irvin improves Atlanta's ever-increasing playoff hopes helping fix the weakness of their team. Injuries and poor game execution let three close games slip away. After signing, Irvin told ESPN that the Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers offered him more money, but he wanted to play for his hometown Falcons. This meant Irvin became a free-agent on Tuesday.

But Atlanta (4-4) didn't hesitate to add Irvin to bolster their pass rush. Keep an eye out for my articles covering the Falcons, Yellowjackets and other collegiate and professional teams.

Vanessa Coleman