Raiders bringing in David Irving for a visit

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Defensive end David Irving was reinstated from his indefinite suspension on Friday and he’s lined up his first visit with a potential employer.

The league’s daily wire shows that the Raiders will have Irving in for a visit. Irving last played for the Cowboys in 2018 before being suspended in March 2019.

Irving was set for free agency when he was suspended, so he’s able to sign with any team immediately. The Raiders may have one advantage over other clubs.

Raiders defensive line coach Rod Marinelli was the Cowboys defensive coordinator and defensive line coach while Irving was racking up 12.5 sacks in 37 games over four seasons with the club. Rekindling that relationship could help spark the Raiders pass rush.

11 responses to “Raiders bringing in David Irving for a visit

  1. Irving would worth a look by San Francisco to add some depth on their own defensive line. True, Irving is a streaky player but his body frame would complement the first round pick Javon Kinlaw. A tall pass rusher with some body mass is a game-changer, much like the late Fred Dean brought with his game also with the 49ers later in his career.

  2. The Raiders currently have 11 defensive linemen on their roster. David Irving doesn’t have to be the second coming of Deacon Jones. He just needs to be better than one of the 11 guys they have. Generally you’re not interested in picking up a guy mid-season, but Irving is familiar with the D-Line coach and vice versa.

  3. Oh, can he play QB?

    The Raiders need to fill that HUGE void at DE after trading away the best DE in the league for four wasted draft picks in the first round after two years. Unfortunately this guy isn’t half the DE as Mack.

  4. Further evidence the Raiders still hurting after trading Mack away. The concrete evidence is in their 14-23 record since Mack left, but scraping the bottom for DE’s is clearly displaying the ineptitude of the GM and coach’s failure.

  5. This guy doesn’t play Mack’s position. Mack plays OLB in the 3-4 and 4-3 EDGE, and is strictly a pass rusher now. People like to point out that Ferrell had more sacks in his rookie year than Mack, but Mack was playing OLB in the Raiders 4-3 scheme his rookie year and was dropping into coverages and wasn’t a full-time rusher. David Irving plays around 280-285, he would be fighting for snaps inside against Hankins, Hurst, and Collins, (and Ferrell). Irving could also play base 4-3 end since his size, but he doesn’t play the same position or same style as Mack. irving would be playing more inside than out, though he can do both. We should have kept Dion Jordan from last season too. Irving and Jordan would look a lot better then Datone Jones ad Kendal Vickers.

  6. Obviously the Raiders need help on defense, terrible drafting and regardless of the position the Raiders will never get over losing Mack. There is no substitute for offensive schemes having to be altered to deal with Khalil Mack.

  7. Carry on haters. Love the hate! Raiders are so bad, that is why other teams keep signing their practice squad players.

    End of the day- Go Raiders!

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