Lions signing pass rusher Bruce Irvin ahead of stretch run; veteran to start on team’s practice squad

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The Detroit Lions are adding some pass-rushing depth as they head down the stretch of the 2023 NFL regular season. The club is signing veteran defensive end Bruce Irvin to a deal, his agent, Daniela Salazar, told NFL Media. The 36-year-old will begin on Detroit’s practice squad. Irvin did not sign with a team this season to this point, likely waiting to latch on with a playoff contender like he now has with the Lions. 

The veteran signed onto the Seahawks practice squad in mid-October last season and eventually made it onto the team’s active roster to wrap up the year, marking his third stint with the franchise. Of course, Irvin is best known for his early days with Seattle after he was taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of West Virginia. Over that first stretch, he became one of the top pass rushers in the league and helped the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII title. 


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