Bruce Irvin is heading to the Oakland Raiders

Once thought to be a risky first-round draft pick and a one-trick pony in the NFL that could only rush the passer, Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin has developed into a defensive player that never leaves the field. (Michael Conroy / AP)

Once thought to be a risky first-round draft pick and a one-trick pony in the NFL that could only rush the passer, Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin has developed into a defensive player that never leaves the field. (Michael Conroy / AP)

FLOWERY BRANCH – Former Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin, who’s repeatedly said he wanted to play for the Falcons, has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to league-owned NFL Media.

Irvin, who played for former Falcons coach Dan Quinn, was considered one of the top linebackers on the free agent market.

The Falcons are reportedly in a battle for Denver linebacker Danny Trevathan, who played under coordinator Richard Smith for a few seasons.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter joins CineSport’s Noah Coslov to identify the players that the Falcons may be able to land with the 17th pick in the Draft & discuss impressive players on offense.

2016 NFL COMBINE COVERAGE

Alabama defensive tackles (A’Shawn and Jarran) are NFL-ready

Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox gets into shoving match at NFL combine

Floyd, Jenkins are stellar NFL prospects

Firm helps NFL prospects prepare for newfound wealth — 7 financial pitfalls they’ll face

Ex-Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins has met with the Falcons

Clemson’s Shaq Lawson interviewed with the Falcons

Nkemdiche has uphill battle to improve NFL draft status

Nkemdiche would love to play for the Falcons

14 questions with Georgia Tech standout Adam Gotsis

Falcons checking out interior linemen at the combine

18 questions with Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff

Quinn still evaluating the roster — Nothing new on Roddy White

7 players the Falcons are watching at the combine

13 questions with Falcons coach Dan Quinn

5 questions with Duke punter Will Monday (Flowery Branch High)

26 State prospects hope to make impact at NFL combine


View Comments 0