Former Falcons defensive end Bruce Irvin signs with rival Panthers


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Defensive end Bruce Irvin will be playing for an NFC South team in 2019 and it won't be with the Falcons. Irvin has signed a one-year deal to join the Carolina Panthers.


Irvin signed with the Falcons in early November after being released from the Oakland Raiders. He re-united with his former defensive coordinator and now Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and played eight games with the Falcons and recorded three sacks. A first-round pick (15th overall) in 2012 by the Seattle Seahawks, Irvin has recorded 43.5 sacks, 266 tackles and 15 forced fumbles in his eight-year career.

The Falcons will likely address their needs at defensive end in the 2019 NFL Draft considering they currently only have three defensive ends on their roster: Takk McKinley, Vic Beasley and Steven Means.

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