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Seahawks Sign Bruce Irvin To Practice Squad, Sign Cullen Gillaspia To 53-Man Roster

The Seahawks made a handful of roster moves Wednesday, including the addition of former first-round pick Bruce Irvin.


Bruce Irvin is back for a third stint with the Seahawks, having signed to the practice squad this week.

The Seahawks also made a change to the 53-man roster, signing linebacker Cullen Gillaspia off the practice squad. Cornerback Xavier Crawford was waived to make room on the roster, a move that reflects Seattle's improved cornerback depth with Artie Burns and Sidney Jones IV returning to full health.

The Seahawks also added receiver Kevin Kassis to the practice squad and released defensive end Jabari Zuniga and tackle Liam Ryan from the practice squad.

Irvin, Seattle's first-round pick in 2012, spent his first four seasons with the Seahawks before signing with the Raiders as a free agent in 2016. He later spent time with the Falcons and Panthers before returning to Seattle in 2020. Irvin opened that season as Seattle's starting strongside linebacker, but tore his ACL two games into the season. That injury cut into Irvin's 2021 season as well, but he eventually signed with the Bears, playing six games.

And while Irvin has played for several teams over the course of his career, those first four seasons with the Seahawks made Seattle feel like home.

"This is a very special place," Irvin said after returning to the Seahawks in 2020. "And it took me to leave here to really notice that. I was a young guy who would say, 'Man, I wonder how it is on another team?' And (Seahawks vice president of player engagement) Mo Kelly would always tell me, 'The grass isn't always greener.' And when I got to other teams, I really realized that it's really a good situation over here. Guys hold each other accountable and hold themselves accountable, and that's what you want—each guy believing in one goal, being connected and trying to get this thing accomplished and bring another trophy back to Seattle."

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