Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders didn’t have any use for defensive finish Bruce Irvin anymore, however one of many hottest groups within the NFL was joyful to scoop him up.

Since Irvin was lower by Oakland it appeared just like the Atlanta Falcons have been a very good match, provided that Irvin and Falcons coach Dan Quinn have been collectively in Seattle years in the past. And it grew to become official on Wednesday.

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It’s yet one more signal that the 4-Four Falcons, who’re on a three-game profitable streak, really feel fairly good about their probabilities of making a second-half push for the playoffs.

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Bruce Irvin may help the Falcons

Atlanta began 1-4, principally due to a protection that was torn aside by accidents. However the Falcons have gained three in a row since then and nonetheless have the expertise to get again within the wild-card race.

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Irvin ought to presumably assist. His historical past with Quinn is clearly an element. Irvin was the Seahawks’ first-round choose in 2014, and with Quinn as his defensive coordinator there for 2 seasons, he had 88 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three interceptions.

Irvin hadn’t carried out a lot for the Raiders, with three sacks on a horrible protection, however he may give the Falcons a good increase as a move rusher.

Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) signed with the Falcons. (AP)

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