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Hawks sign 1st round pick Irvin

Post by Eric Williams on May 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm with 12 Comments »
May 7, 2012 1:50 pm
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin. (AP Photo/Ted. S. Warren)

The Seattle Seahawks wasted little time getting first round draft choice Bruce Irvin in the fold.

First reported by, the team confirmed that Irvin agreed to contract terms today, becoming the first player from the first round of this year’s draft class to agree with a team.

Irvin also confirmed the agreement via twitter.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But according to Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post, Irvin will sign a four-year deal worth $9.34 million fully guaranteed, which includes a signing bonus worth over $5 million.

Brian McIntyre, cap analyst for Football Outsiders, reports that Irvin’s salary will count for about $1.7 million against this year’s salary cap for Seattle.

Irvin will be part of Seattle’s rookie camp that begins on Friday.

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  1. SandpointHawk says:
  2. Macabrevity says:

    I love the new CBA. Rookie holdouts destroy careers imo…

  3. Macabrevity says:

    …and I love his comments about loving the game. We got a great addition to this team, I really believe it.

  4. Psychman says:

    I love the new CBA too, it allows a team to take a chance on a player without hurting the organization for years if they don’t pan out. I also love that Irvin said he would play even he wasn’t getting paid. To me that shows that he truly loves the game and isn’t looking at this like a job or a business.

  5. bird_spit says:

    I could say the same thing if I just banked 9 mill after two real college seasons. I reserve my trust in this pick until we see how he performs with this level of competition. He will make a great success story if he is capable as a hawk. Frankly, the Curry experience has my weighting my viewpoint.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    This is huge for his family, as well. Good work, all involved.

  7. bird_spit says: far no curry parallels. Curry held out what seemed like forever..thankfully Bruce is already a smarter more like-able dude. He will be 25 in November. His physical upside may be in. He needs to quickly learn additional skills to have the longer term career.

  8. Strategicdust says:

    Great news with all the Seahawks picks that have signed. Hopefully, Turbin and Howard are close behind. Macbrevity, I agree with you about the career wrecking; it’s so nice not to hear about late round choices holding out for more money.

  9. jawpeace says:

    WOW that was fast I like it! Also that Bruce is the first first rounder to sign, shows the kid is wanting to prove Pete right in being chosen as a Hawk.

  10. BobbyK says:

    He and Curry have nothing in common.

  11. raymaines says:

    9.34M for four years is only 2.335 per year. That’s not much. It makes QB’s seem way over paid. Interesting that it’s all guaranteed though.

    Last year the other guys ran 1,049 plays against the Seahawk defense and PC says he thinks BI will get about 650 snaps this year. That’s almost 2 out of every three plays, so I think the contract favors the ‘Hawks. I don’t think Red Bryant played any more than that, and nobody seems to worry about him being a “one trick pony” or any other such silliness. Go ‘Hawks!

  12. Dukeshire says:

    Well, I do think the knock on Red is that he is one dimentiomal. It’s been discussed quite a bit, actually. What will be interesting to me is to see if they somehow use Red, Clem, and Irvin in the same sets.

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