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    Bruce Irvin

    1. Irvin Derby. Bruce Irvin, who as with Falcons coach Dan Quinn in Seattle for the two Super Bowl runs, cleared waivers at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and signed a one-year deal with the team on Wednesday.

    “We know exactly how Bruce will fit into our team on the field and just as importantly into our locker room,” Quinn said. “He will add to our rotation along the defensive line, while adding to our pass rush. He is familiar with our scheme and we are familiar with his strengths, so we are looking forward to getting him on the field as soon as possible.”

    It was no surprise that the Falcons wanted to add Irvin. They have 17 sacks, which ranks 27th in the league. They have an upcoming three-game stretch where they will have to put heat on Saints quarterback Drew Brees (Nov. 22), Baltimore’s Joe Flacco (Dec. 2) and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (Dec. 9) to have a chance to the playoffs.

    It was a business decision by the Raiders, who have also unloaded Khalil Mack and wide receiver Amara Cooper.

    “If Bruce Irvin clears waivers, it will be interesting to see whether he returns to Seattle,” wrote sports business analyst Joel Corry on Twitter. “Any team claiming Irvin will be picking up his remaining $3,764,706 of salary for this year and his $9.25 (million) 2019 salary, which isn't guaranteed.”

    The pretty much explains why Irvin, who’s from Atlanta was not claimed after being placed on waivers by the Raiders on Monday.

    The Raiders announced their plans on Saturday. Irvin was phased out of the defense under the new Jon Gruden regime.

    Irvin, 31, has three sacks, four quarterback hits and one forced fumble on the season. He could help the Falcons pass rush and give starters Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley a break.

    McKinley leads the team with 5.5 sacks and Beasley has 1 sack and just three of the past 18 games.

    Seattle was also interested in Irvin. The Seahawks drafted him in the first round in 2012 after his career at West Virginia.

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    goodbye,since bruce cleared waivers im sure the falcons are paying him close to vet min for the remainder of the season

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