Irving was released by the Colts.
It's a bit surprising given all the injuries the Colts have suffered on defense, but he may not be back to his prior form after dealing with a major wrist injury and ACL tear the past two years.
Irving (wrist) has received first-team reps at inside linebacker during the Colts' first week of OTAs, the team's official site reports.
The Colts are currently searching for Jerrell Freeman's successor at inside linebacker next to D'Qwell Jackson, and, if OTAs are any indication, the frontrunners for the gig include Irving and fellow LB Sio Moore. Both have seen the most first-team reps while Jackson receives rest. However, Irving is coming off of two injury-marred seasons; his 2014 season as a Bronco ended with an ACL tear, and a wrist injury ended his most recent campaign with the Colts. Fortunately, head coach Chuck Pagano reports that Irving finally looks like he's completely over his blown-out knee from two seasons ago. If this is true, Irving could be viewed as the favorite to win this competition.
Irving (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.
With Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) sidelined, Irving took on an increased workload in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. If Freeman isn't ready for Week 14, Josh McNary and/or Sio Moore could step in next to D'Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker. The 27-year-old Irving is signed through 2017, and he may be stuck behind Jackson and Freeman again next season.
Irving had three tackles and defended a pass while playing 40 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Irving got increased playing time with Jerrell Freeman out with a hamstring injury.
Irving will miss his second consecutive game Sunday due to a knee injury, ESPN reports.
Irving has just eight total tackles this season as he's only played a snap on defense in two games.
The Colts have signed linebacker Nate Irving, according to the team's official website.
Irving, 26, was taken in the third round (67th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Broncos. The NC State product spent his first three seasons in the NFL in Denver, registering 67 total tackles, two sacks and two passes defensed in 54 games (12 starts). He started eight games for Denver last season before tearing his ACL.
Linebacker Nate Irving visited the Colts on Monday, according to ESPN. It was said that the visit went well.
Irving, formerly of the Broncos, has 104 total tackles, two passes defensed and two sacks over his four-year career.
Free agent linebacker Nate Irving is expected to visit the Cardinals this week, reports NFL Network. Irving, 26, had 46 tackles and a sack in eight games for the Broncos last season before tearing his ACL.
Despite finishing his season on injured reserve with a knee injury that required surgery, teams have expressed interest in linebacker Nate Irving, a source told ESPN.
Irving played for the Broncos in 2014, but suffered a torn ACL in November, which required surgery. He will become a free agent in March.
The Broncos have placed middle linebacker Nate Irving on season-ending injured reserve with a sprained MCL that prevented him from playing Sunday in Oakland.
Irving had started all but three games in his four-year career. He ends this season having contributed a career-high 46 tackles.
Linebacker Nate Irving (knee) is the lone Broncos player ruled out for the Sunday game in Oakland. Only running back Montee Ball (groin), tackle Paul Cornick (shoulder) and tight end Virgil Green (calf) are questionable.
The probables are headlined by wideout Wes Welker (back). The others are safety Quinton Carter (hamstring), linebacker Steven Johnson (ankle), kicker Brandon McManus (groin) and running back Juwan Thompson (knee).
The Broncos are listing linebacker Nate Irving "week to week" moving forward with a knee sprain, according to the Denver Post on Monday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day that he suffered a sprained MCL but is not expected to miss the entire season.
Irving sustained the injury Week 9 against New England. He registered 46 combined tackles and a sack before the injury.
The initial diagnosis for Broncos linebacker Nate Irving is that he suffered a sprained MCL Sunday against the Patriots, according to ESPN. However, it is not considered a season-ending injury.
Broncos linebacker Nate Irving will not return Week 9 against the Patriots.
Irving has a knee injury, and won't return. Irving recorded four tackles before leaving the contest.
The Broncos should have at least six players listed on the injury report for Week 2.
Linebacker Danny Trevathan is the only player to be ruled out for the game. Guard Ben Garland is doubtful, and safety David Bruton Jr. is considered questionable heading into the game.
The Broncos did list six players as probable, and should have them available Sunday. Ryan Clady, Chris Harris Jr., Nate Irving, Manny Ramirez, DeMarcus Ware and Kayvon Webster should all play Week 2.
The revamped Broncos DST pressured Colts quarterback Andrew Luck into some mistakes Week 1. The unit hit Luck six times, getting 1.5 sacks from defensive end DeMarcus Ware and another sack from linebacker Nate Irving.
Safety Rahim Moore intercepted a pair of deflected passes. Linebacker Brandon Marshall, replacing the injured Danny Trevathan, made a game-high 10 tackles, two for loss, and broke up a pass. Denver stuffed Luck on a 4th-and-goal sneak attempt from the 1.
The rejuvenated Broncos DST gets a juicy matchup Week 2 when the Chiefs visit Denver.
Broncos linebacker Nate Irving, who suffered a leg injury late in the third quarter against the Colts, returned in the fourth quarter.
Broncos linebacker Nate Irving left Sunday night's game in the third quarter with a lower leg injury, and is questionable to return. Irving recorded four tackles and a sack before the injury.
Broncos general manager John Elway said Nate Irving is doing well in his move to starting middle linebacker, reports the Denver Post.
"Nate's doing fine, but middle linebacker — you've got to get the pads on," Elway said. "I still expect Nate to do a good job there. He's smart and understands the defense."
Broncos LB Nate Irving is questionable to return Week 14 against the Titans.
Irving suffered a concussion, and is being evaluated. He made a tackle on the first play of the game, and has not recorded any stats since the opening kickoff.