Bruce Irvin Returning to Seahawks is the Exact Feel-Good News Seattle Needed Right Now

Bruce Irvin - Seattle Seahawks
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The Seattle Seahawks needed a feel good story, and the return of Bruce Irvin just gave them one. After leaving the team in 2015, Irvin played for the Raiders, the Falcons, and most recently, the Panthers.

But Irvin was a member of the 2013 Seahawks Super Bowl-winning team, and now he's returning to the team that drafted him with a chance to solidify a defense line that may be without Jadeveon Clowney next season.

This reunion was a long time coming, as Irvin is now a veteran with a lot of NFL experience. After being selected 15th in the first round by the Seahawks in the 2012 draft, the former WVU Mountaineer played four seasons with Seattle before signing a four-year contract with the Raiders.

Let's not forget, Irvin made history when he became the first player ever to be ejected from a Super Bowl while with the Seahawks.

For Seattle -- a city largely considered one of the first in the United States to be impacted by the coronavirus -- this is a welcomed distraction. The Seahawks finished last season just yards away from home-field in the NFC. Irvin's 8.5 sacks from 2019 should help their defensive line immensely.

It's not Legion of Boom, but it's a start.