Gambo: Arizona Cardinals ‘not interested’ in free agent Bruce Irvin
The Arizona Cardinals may need a pass rusher, but it’s looking more and more like they’ll address that position in the draft rather than free agency.
Reported Arizona targets Jason-Pierre Paul, Tamba Hali and Mario Williams all agreed to deals Tuesday, a day before free agent contracts can be finalized and signed.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday the Cardinals also had interest in free agent outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, who spent his first four years in the league with the Seattle Seahawks. According to our own John Gambadoro, that might not be the case.
Cardinals are NOT interested in Seattle FA Linebacker Bruce Irvin.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) March 8, 2016
Irvin, 28, is ranked as the fifth-best free agent available, regardless of position, by NFL.com.
News broke late Tuesday that Irvin plans to sign with the Oakland Raiders.
Source: The #Raiders will sign LB Bruce Irvin when the league year starts tomorrow. Out of nowhere.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
The former West Virginia star had 5.5 sacks in 2015 and has 22 sacks in 58 career regular-season games.