Former WVU LB has a new (old) team

Former West Virginia linebacker Bruce Irvin has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The deal means Irvin is returning to the team that made him the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Irvin played last season for the Carolina Panthers, where he tallied 8 ½ sacks, 36 tackles, a forced fumble and a safety in 13 games (12 starts).

Irvin played three seasons with Seattle at the beginning of his career, earning a Super Bowl ring in the team’s 43-8 rout of Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII.

He left Seattle and signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2016. Irvin played 2 ½ seasons for the Raiders before being released in midseason during the 2018 campaign. Irvin then signed with Atlanta and finished the season with the Falcons.

Last off-season Irvin signed a one-year free-agent contract with Carolina. Irvin has 52 career sacks in the NFL.

Irvin had 22 ½ sacks in two seasons for WVU in 2010-11.