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Seahawks Declined OLB Bruce Irvin’s Fifth-Year Option

Update:

Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin took to Twitter to express some frustration that the Seahawks did not pick up his fifth-year option.

We’re still waiting for an official confirmation from the team, but this is a pretty clear indication that Seattle declined to pick up Irvin’s option.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks do not plan to pick up OLB Bruce Irvin‘s fifth-year option before next week’s deadline.

  • Rapoport mentions that Seattle could still sign him to a contract extension.

It would have cost Seattle $7.751 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure.

Irvin, 27, has one year remaining on his four-year, $9.342 million rookie contract and will make a base salary of $1,663,935 for the 2015 season.

In 2014, Irvin appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks and recorded 36 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 outside linebacker in a 4-3 system out of 40 qualifying players.