"I wanna be there," Irvin said, referring to the
The Seahawks recently bypassed the fifth-year option on his contract and Irvin can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.
The Seahawks would've owed Irvin $7.8 million had they picked up the option. Despite not picking up the option, coach Pete Carroll had previously said Irvin is in the team's long-term plans.
"If we pick up Bruce's option it's a great thing, if we don't pick up Bruce's option it only means we aren't picking it up... We want him to be here for a long time," Carroll said.
"Bruce has done a great job for us," Carroll told ESPN. "We love him and we want him to be here. Somebody started that rumor about us wanting to trade him. That's not what's going on."
Carroll also denied that the Seahawks' second-round pick, pass rusher
The option would pay Irvin $7.75 million in 2016. In 2014, Irvin totaled 37 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks.
Reports had the Falcons pursuing Irvin prior to Thursday's first round of the draft.
"He’s under contract," Dimitroff said in an appearance on Atlanta's 92.9 FM, Friday morning. "I didn’t give it a second thought."
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