Raiders Waiving DE Bruce Irvin

Vic Tafur of The Athletic is reporting that the Raiders have waived veteran DE Bruce Irvin on Saturday.

  • Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders have informed Irvin that he’s being cut, but the move wasn’t officially posted on Saturday, which means he won’t hit waivers until Monday at the earliest.
  • From there, Irvin will either be claimed or become a free agent on Tuesday.

The Raiders have already confirmed the news:

“We would like to thank Bruce Irvin for his years of service to the Oakland Raiders and we wish him the best,” said GM Reggie McKenzie.

Here’s Irvin’s goodbye the Raiders:

It was clear that Irvin’s time with the Raiders was going to be coming to an end and it appears as though Oakland made the decision to move on after the first nine weeks of the season.

Reports said that the Raiders had made Irvin available for a late-round pick before the trade deadline, but his salary proved to be prohibitive for interested teams.

Irvin, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He spent four years in Seattle before signing a four-year, $37 million contract that included $19 million guaranteed with the Raiders in 2016.

Irvin stands to make base salaries of $8 million and $9 million over the remaining two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Irvin has appeared in six games for the Raiders and recorded six tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble.

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