Seahawks’ Bruce Irvin tweets about team’s decision not to pick up his fifth-year option
SEATTLE — Seahawks linebacker/pass rusher Bruce Irvin confirmed in a profane tweet that the team had not picked up his fifth-year contract option.
“Faced way tough adversity getting outta them streets coming up!” said Irvin’s tweet on Sunday, which was the deadline for the Seahawks to pick up his option. That’s s*** is nothing! F*** THAT OPTION!”
But an hour later, Irvin had calmed down and tweeted this, with the last tweet referring to his son Bray:
Irvin would receive $7.8 million in the 2016 season if the Seahawks had picked up his fifth-year contract option. The team is obviously hoping to keep Irvin around on a longer term deal that costs them less than the nearly $8 million in 2016.
Referring to Irvin, coach Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times: “We want him to be here for a long time.”
Carroll said the team met with Irvin last Friday and “it went very well.”
He added, “We discussed what our plan is and what we are planning on doing, still knowing that maybe something could happen that could change the decision. 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.”