Irvin (knee) is inactive Sunday against the 49ers. Irvin (knee) was listed as out earlier in the week, so this news comes as no surprise. Expect both Mike Morgan and Kevin Pierre-Louis to take over duties at strong side linebacker in Irvin's absence. The Seattle defense should be just fine without him at home against the 49ers offense.
Irvin will likely sit out Sunday versus the 49ers due to a sprained MCL, the Seahawks' official site reports. "He's got a sore knee and he's going to miss this week unless something miraculous happens," said head coach Pete Carroll. "Hopefully we can contain it to a two-week thing if that's the case." Considering the tentative timeline set forth by Carroll, Irvin will likely sit out at least the next two Sundays. In the meantime, Mike Morgan will slot in at strong-side linebacker, while Frank Clark and Cassius Marsh will split Irvin's nickel snaps at defensive end.
Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin (ribs) is active for Sunday's game in Green Bay, the Seattle Times reports. Irvin was listed as questionable, but he'll play for a second straight week. He had four tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery in Week 1, playing the vast majority of defensive snaps.
Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin, who in May said that he was going to play for the Falcons after his contract runs out, told NFL.com during a football camp Saturday that he "would love to be in Seattle." The Seahawks did not pick up Irwin's option, preferring to wait until after the upcoming season to discuss a new deal, which did not sit well with the linebacker. However, he appeared to soften his stance when asked about his football future. "I have one year left. I would love to be in Seattle. That was the team that gave me a chance when nobody else did," Irvin said. "A lot of people told me I wasn't a first-round pick, but Pete (Carroll) and (general manager) John Schneider took a chance on me, so like I said I would love to be there, but I'm just going to go out here, I've been working my butt off, I'm going to go out here and have the biggest year of my career next year." It behooves Irwin to play at a high level, since he would likely command a big payday on the open market as a free agent.
Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin recently indicated his preference to play for former Seahawks assistant coach Dan Quinn in Atlanta, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I wanna be there," Irvin said, referring to the Falcons. The Seahawks recently bypassed the fifth-year option on his contract and Irvin can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.