Oct 13, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) dives forwards after being tackled by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) during the 2nd half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Irvin picks off Kellen Clemens (GIF)


Back in May, Seattle defensive end Bruce Irvin was suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.  He missed the first four games of the season due to the violation, and has been trying to work himself back in the rotation.

Plays like this one will certainly help.

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“He’s really excited to be here,’’ linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. said, according to the Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta. “He really understands what he did wrong, and he is very happy to be back playing football. Just talking to him, he really appreciates this game a little bit more. Sometimes things have got to happen to you to appreciate it, and we are expecting a lot from him.”

Irvin recorded 8 sacks last year, and was apologetic about the situation to begin the season.

”I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and Seahawks fans for making a mistake when I took a substance that is prohibited in the NFL without a medical exemption,” Irvin said in a statement released by the team, via foxsports.com and the Associated Press. ”I am extremely disappointed in the poor judgment I showed and take full responsibility for my actions. I will not appeal the discipline and instead will focus my energy on preparing for the season so I can begin earning your trust and respect again. I look forward to contributing to the team the moment I return.”

Seattle trails the St. Louis Rams 3-0 in the second quarter on Monday Night Football.

 

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