Seattle Seahakws LB Bruce Irvin has been one of the better LB in the NFL for years now, helping the Seahawks become on of the dominate teams in the NFL. However Irvin is a free agent this offseason, and the Seahawks may have more important matters to address. Opening up the door for the Panthers to possibly make a run at Irving.
Irvin started out as a defensive end in the Seahawks’ 4-3 scheme and can play multiple spots. Seattle thought Irvin was a little light (6-foot-3, 245 lbs.) to hold up vs. the run as a defensive end, although he lined up there on passing downs.
And while he hasn’t been a dominant pass rusher, he’s had some monster games against the Panthers. Seven of Irvin’s 25.5 career sacks have come against Carolina (including the postseason).
The Panthers need an edge rusher to complement Kony Ealy, and there aren’t a lot of available this offseason. Irvin is an interesting option with a ton of upside.