Irvin (undisclosed) was removed from the Non-Football Injury list and participated in Thursday's practice.
Irvin's training camp debut finally came Thursday, but the Raiders may elect to ease the pass rusher back into action as they hope to preserve his long-term health. Defensive end Mario Edwards (undisclosed) also returned Thursday, so the Raiders defense is starting to take its shape.
Placed on the non-football injury list Saturday, Irvin has maxed out at working on the side with the training staff, as he did Monday. In his first season with the Raiders in 2016, he managed a career-best 57 tackles (47 solo), among them seven sacks. Because such production is dependent on good health, he'll likely continue to be eased into camp.
Irvin and fellow pass-rusher Khalil Mack were unable to get to the quarterback in what turned out to be the
Irvin finished his 2016 campaign with a career-high 57 tackles to go along with seven sacks, one pass defensed, and six forced fumbles. The pass-rushing duo of Irvin and Khalil Mack wreaked havoc on opposing quarterbacks, combining for 18 sacks and a whopping 11 forced fumbles between the two. They'll look to put pressure on Houston this Saturday in their wild-card matchup.
Irvin racked up six tackles (five solo), two sacks, and a forced fumble during Sunday's win over the Chargers.
Irvin has been a menace in recent weeks with five sacks and 28 total tackles in the Raiders' past five contests after a relatively slow start to the season. He'll look to ride this momentum into Week 16's matchup against the Colts.
|P3||8/26/17||@ DAL||8:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/10/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|