Bruce Irvin inks 1-year deal with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive lineman Bruce Irvin to a 1-year, $1.5 million contract.

What It Means:

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots offered more money but Irvin cared more about playing for his hometown team. As a unit, Atlanta is tied with the New Orleans Saints for fifth-fewest sacks in the league this season. Irvin, 31, was waived by the Oakland Raiders last week.

Irvin has 40 sacks and 15 forced fumbles over 98 career games.