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Bruce Irvin Set To Sign With The Oakland Raiders

The former Mountaineer defensive end turned Seattle Seahawks linebacker will have a new home Wednesday when the 2016 NFL league year begins.

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Former West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin will have a new home come Wednesday when the NFL 2016 league year and free agency opens up, as he is expected to sign with the Oakland Raiders and rejoin his former coach Ken Norton Jr.

It was no secret that the Seattle Seahawks linebacker would find himself a new home this off-season, but most speculated that Irvin would find his way back to the east coast with the Jacksonville Jaguars and his hometown Atlanta Falcons as the most likely destination.

Irvin spent four seasons in Seattle after being selected 15th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft and racked up 22 career sacks in that time and helped the Seahawks capture a Super Bowl championship in Super Bowl XLVIII. In Oakland, Irvin will join NFL All-Pro linebacker Khalil Mack to form arguably the NFL's best pass rushing duo.

Bruce has been no stranger to West Virginia University during his time in the NFL. Irvin has given back to West Virginia, which he now considers as his home, through donations to the West Virginia football program and his involvement in the Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer campaign.