Report: Raiders cut Bruce Irvin

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Raiders coach Jon Gruden has said goodbye to another expensive veteran.

Bruce Irvin, the veteran pass rusher who’s making $9 million this year, has been released, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

The writing appeared to be on the wall when Irvin played only nine snaps on Thursday night. Gruden noted afterward that Irvin doesn’t always fit what the Raiders try to do in their base defense.

Irvin will pass through waivers, and if any team wants to pay him the approximately $4 million he’s due for the rest of the year, that team can claim him. If he passes through waivers, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent.

95 responses to “Report: Raiders cut Bruce Irvin

  1. pftpoetneedstogetsome says:
    November 3, 2018 at 4:55 pm
    Seattle!
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    Please no….

  2. What exactly are the Raiders trying to do in there base defense. Let the opposition score even more? He can’t be worse than the rest of them

  3. There were teams that wanted to trade for him last week before the deadline. The Rams were inquiring about him before they traded for Fowler. Even getting a 7th for him would be better than cutting him for nothing a week after the trade deadline.

    Gruden’s decision making is about as stale as his play calling on Thursday.

    Gruden wants to know here his pass rush is? It was glued to the bench on Thursday when their best pass rusher, Bruce Irvin, played 9 snaps.

  4. I do not follow the Raiders that close. That being said this appears to be another one of Gruden’s bad personnel decisions for which he was famous far at the end of his Tampa reign. The proof will be how quick anyone signs Irvin!!
    I think Oakland will be regretting by year five signing the “mouth”.

  5. You people just don’t get it. With so many people calling Jon wanting to be a part of the RAIDAHS (you know how to say it) he’s got no room for all these guys already on his roster. We’re gonna find out at the end of the season that Irvin was cut to make room for J.J. Watt or Suh or trade for Aaron Donald.

  6. I said it before and I’ll say it again. This is nothing new, this is the new business model of the NFL. There are owners that only care about making money.

  7. Im a big Gruden fan unlike most I Like Chucky. I just NEVER seen these moves coming! Raiders will be irrelevant now for quite sometime. Thus being said the front office and Gruden have a plan this wasnt just a knee jerk reaction. But one would of thought the raiders were closer to contending then complete tear it down and start from scratch.
    Those number one picks are Nice BUT you have to NAIL EVERY LAST SINGLE ONE OF THEM! You miss just one shot and it will set this franchise back decades not just years!
    Good Luck Raider Fans! Im with ya!

  8. imaduffer says:
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    I said it before and I’ll say it again. This is nothing new, this is the new business model of the NFL. There are owners that only care about making money.
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    I don’t think they want to lose money, comrade.

  9. Do soccer leagues with relegation rules have the same issues with tanking owners/teams?

    Won’t happen in my lifetime, but I would LOVE to see relegation come to the NFL.

  10. Love it. This guy rode Mack’s coat tails for far too long. When he was tasked with being the man he failed miserably. I have zero problem with what Gruden’s doing. He came in and assessed Reggie’s team and correctly determined that it was garbage and in need of a complete rebuild. This is exactly what Reggie did when he took over for Al. He cleared up the cap by signing one year rentals and building through the draft. I just hope that the Raiders bring in someone to help Grudrn with the draft.

  11. Gruden was just saying yesterday how much he likes Irvin too, what a snake.

    If everyone hasnt realized what a colossal mistake it was to hire gruden by now youre delusional, how is anyone supposed to wanna play for a coward?

  12. longsufferingkcfan says:
    November 3, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    As a Chiefs fan, I 100% approve of the job Gruden is doing here. Commitment To Excrement
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    Your name says it all and you Chiefs always figure a way to choke !

  13. He should have been cut after last season. Zero effort, inconsistent turd. Good bye Bruce and have fun acting all big and tough on Twitter now.

  14. The Oakland M-1 Abrams. Never has a tank job been so big and obvious. Hey, can Raiders season ticket owners sue?

  15. He is not the first person to be cut nor will it be the last. Good luck to Bruce. You are better off without Raiders and this could be a blessing in disguise.

  16. I can appreciate a rebuild, but getting rid of nearly every single player on the roster is a bit much, even for a “great” coach like Chucky. I guess Oakland fans would be upset, but why bother they are leaving in 2 years and good riddance.

  17. I think Jon is doing fine. Give him some time. This team will compete again once they’ve made it over to Vegas.

  18. Irvin is a player who’s skillset is more suited to a supporting role, not a dominating force… which is what the Raiders were looking from him this season. At best, he’s a 10 sack situational player.

    The Raiders did him no favors by expecting more than what he was capable.

    He was gone after this year anyway… why not let him go now to try and find a new home ASAP?

  19. “Gotta love the salary purge. What’s next are they whacking the cotton candy guy because he makes $10 an hour.”

    They will probably cut that silver Raider guy who wears the shoulder pads.

  20. He actually has 8million salary for 2018, and 9mill next year pet OTC. I doubt he gets picked up off waivers for the 13M left on his contract. He will be offered reduced $, by a few teams. Seattle May do a short term deal to see what’s left, but I don’t expect a waiver claim.

  21. It wasn’t the low draft pick keeping teams away. It was the 4 million dollars for 8 games. He will pass through waivers and try to sign with a contender for the remainder of the season, and try his hand at free agency at that point.

  22. The Niners need pass rush help and should bring in Bruce. They can not play the Raiders every week.

  23. Jon Gruden called teams “stupid” that passed on Johnny Manziel during the 2014 draft.

    I hope that comforts Raiders fans that think their draft picks won’t be screwed up.

    This guy makes Chip Kelly look reasonable.

  24. Gruden is starting to look pathetic. He’s obviously tanking for the #1 pick but will never admit it. I just feel for the fans who are still loyal and cheer their team on but have nothing to cheer for.

  25. The Raiders could have plugged in almost any high school player, and he would have played better than Irvin has the last 2 seasons in Oakland. That is just another testament to the type of players Gruden inherited. Raiders’ fans are happy to see this mess getting cleaned up. With only one winning season in the last 16 years, it’s about time the Raiders hired someone who’s serious about changing the direction. To settle any arguments, go watch the darn tape. This isn’t nuclear science. Irvin was horrible. I’ve been shocked every time I see #51 take the field. He’s been stealing money way too long.

  26. With Derek Barnett out for the year in Philly, I wonder if the eagles will make a waiver claim. He could line up next to his former teammate Michael Bennett. To be honest I haven’t watched much of Irvin this season so I don’t even know what he has left in the tank.

  27. “Gruden noted afterward that Irvin doesn’t always fit what the Raiders try to do in their base defense.”

    Considering that horrid performance on Thursday…maybe he should have.

  28. briang123 says:
    November 3, 2018 at 6:36 pm
    I can’t help but notice that he is cutting or trading only African-American players with personalities. Hmmmmm.

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    Not “only”…there are some exceptions. I would say “mostly”…although, to be fair, they’re not exactly contributing to the team.

  29. bird2urmother says:
    November 3, 2018 at 6:12 pm
    With Derek Barnett out for the year in Philly, I wonder if the eagles will make a waiver claim. He could line up next to his former teammate Michael Bennett. To be honest I haven’t watched much of Irvin this season so I don’t even know what he has left in the tank.

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    doubt they claim him on waivers due to salary but if he clears I could see them signing him, possibly.

  30. Once Gruden cuts a couple more players there’s going several collage teams with higher payrolls than the Raiders.

  31. I like what Gruden is doing…Remember, he came after Oak overpaid for Carr…that is what wrecked their salary cap and made resigning Mack too difficult…

    Every team that has overpaid for a QB has suffered for it early on…Ravens, Saints, Seahawks…Look at the perennial playoff contenders that overpaid for their QB…Packers an Falcons are struggling…

    Gruden is a victim of overpaid QB syndrome…and that affects many franchises…not just Grudens…

  32. Probably could have at least traded him. The Raiders have 7 sacks this year and 3 of them by Irvin. I guess Gruden doesn’t want that team to get double digit sacks this year.

  33. jrquiz says:
    November 3, 2018 at 5:35 pm
    I think Jon is doing fine. Give him some time. This team will compete again once they’ve made it over to Vegas.

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    And after they fir Gruden. Fine? by what standard. They had talent now they have to hope they can draft what they had. Gruden will go down as one of the worse decisions in NFL history.

  34. It makes sense. It’s pretty clear Irvin had a bad attitude towards Gruden and was a problem in the locker room. I was surprised this didn’t happen sooner, but they must have tried to trade the guy. I’m surprised there wasn’t a team willing to part ways with a 7th rounder.

    I think this move makes the Raiders a better TEAM. Good move by Gruden. gotta get rid of the guys who undermine your decisions. and it saves them a lot of money.

  35. I bet this guy was pissed at the GM, they let Mack go and Mack made Irvin look all pro. Without Mack, Irvins true in abilities came out and he became over priced meat that was starting to rot.
    The Raiders will have a lot of picks next year, and lots of money to spend too. Wont take too long to rebuild this team and get back in the game

  36. I’m curious if maybe the lions will at least give him a look…they reportedly just restructured Marvin Jones’s contract, which honestly only makes sense if they intend to sign somebody soon. They already had enough cap space to sign a new slot receiver (they reportedly worked out Bruce Ellington and Jeremy Kerley this week), and with a glaring need for pass rushing help, whether it be at DE or OLB, Irvin definitely fits AND would no doubt get the opportunity snap-wise to show he’s still got it (which apparently was what caused a major rift between Gruden and him over the summer). I would love to see them add him for the rest of the season on a incentive-laden contract.

  37. tylawspick6 says:
    November 3, 2018 at 5:28 pm
    Reason 1 why BB stood pat. So many teams are in cap hell, the cuts will be coming as ratings continue to plummet.
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    Unfortunately for New England, more than half of the league will be in better cap positions than the Patriots after this season. There are very few teams in your so-called “cap hell”.

  38. Derty Ernesto says:
    November 4, 2018 at 12:09 am
    I bet this guy was pissed at the GM, they let Mack go and Mack made Irvin look all pro. Without Mack, Irvins true in abilities came out and he became over priced meat that was starting to rot.
    The Raiders will have a lot of picks next year, and lots of money to spend too. Wont take too long to rebuild this team and get back in the game

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    That is some next level self delusion right there. Mack is a game changing talent that you have to plan around when you are the opposing team. You don’t get rid of your generational young talent and expect the aging vets to pick up the slack. Aging vets are there as complementary pieces, if you were expecting Irvin to find the fountain of youth once he hit 30, I don’t know what to tell you.

    This was always going to happen once they traded Mack, did you honestly think the team was going to improve after stripping away all the young talent in a blatant tanking process? Even the Browns think the Raiders are being obvious about it.

    Also, thinking this will be a quick rebuild means that the Raiders have to hit on EVERY SINGLE ONE of their first round picks and second round picks, etc. There are no building blocks left on this roster. What in John Gruden’s Tampa Bay history (when he had full control) leads you to believe he can hit on 1 first round pick let alone all 5 over the next 2 years? Name a single young QB he has developped in his entire NFL coaching career? You know Carr will be gone.

    You aren’t going to get Free agents to come at a discount either, get used to overpaying FAs to play for this dumpster fire that has at least another year before they going to try to win a game.

    Words can’t express how bad the Raiders will be the next few years and unless a miracle happens, the next decade. Gruden also better start looking for an OC under 50 because if the game plan on thursday was any indication, the game passed him by 10 years ago.

  39. idiedpretty says:
    November 4, 2018 at 12:05 am
    And meanwhile, GOOO REGGGIE is nowhere to be found. The Raiders are an organizational disaster.

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    Reggie is going to get a pass on this when he is fired/walks in the offseason. As soon as Gruden was hired with the $100 mill/contract this became his team and the 2018 dumpster fire will rightly be seen as Gruden’s and Davis’s mess.

  40. Are the Falcons struggling bc they over paid a QB or is it bc they currently have 9 starters on IR? The things that people say???

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