NFL News: Seattle Seahawks Won't Pick Up Option On LB Bruce Irvin After This Season

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 Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin
IN PHOTO: Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin (51) tackles Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling (44) during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. REUTERS/Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have declined a fifth year option on Bruce Irvin and will allow the outside linebacker to become a free agent after the 2015 season of the National Football League, or NFL. The move means that the Seahawks won’t pay Irvin the $7.8 million owed to him if the team picked up the option and the 27 year old OLB will be free to choose to sign with any team after the new season is over.

Irvin, who helped the team win Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 and to two National Football Conference championships in 2013 and 2014, wasn’t exactly happy with the decision posting on social media his thoughts about the team’s decision.

“Faced way tougher adversity getting outta them streets coming up! That's [expletive] is nothing! [expletive] THAT OPTION!” Irvin posted on Twitter on Sunday. Irvin followed that tweet with another post:

With the Seahawks’ move, Irvin will have to work out for a new contract after the new season, which will net him $1.5 million. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said in recent interviews that they hope to re-sign the outside linebacker who has played the last three years with the Seahawks to a long-term deal.

"We met with Bruce [on Friday], and it went very well," Carroll said to"We discussed what our plan is and what we are planning on doing. It has nothing to do with the statement of how we feel about him in our program. We expect him to be here for a long time and we will work to get that done."

In three years with Seattle, Irvin has been credited 93 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions in the regular season and 3 sacks in the postseason.

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