After missing 4 weeks Bruce Irvin returned to the Seattle Seahawks roster today. We suspected Benson Mayowa or Mike Morgan would be the player let go, but as usual Pete Carroll & John Schneider did the opposite and let go of the seldem used WR Stephen Williams.
As Brett pointed out earlier this week at NWSB, Bruce Irvin will join the team as a strong side linebacker (SAM), probably replacing Malcolm Smith as the starter. Smith has played well this season including a big forced fumble against the Texans last weekend.
We as of today don’t know how much Irvin will be used but I’d guess 20-30 snaps at best in the first week of action. Irvin will definitely see the field during passing situations. The pressure schemes Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn can use with Irvin are exciting.
Combine him with Clemons, Avril, Bennett, Schofield, and Wagner or Wright and the Seahawks have plenty of options to get after the QB.
As for Williams, YES he looked nice in preseason, but really he didn’t do much thus far for Seattle. On the practice squad the Hawks still have Brian Walters and Arceto Clark to call upon in case of injuries. PLUS in a few weeks hopefully Percy Harvin comes back.
Seahawks activate Bruce Irvin; release Stephen Williams
Bruce Irvin didn’t just return from his four-game suspension this week, last year’s first-round draft choice returned ready to play. It will happen in Sunday’s game against the Colts, as Irvin was added to the 53-man roster Saturday.