Lacking in pass rush, Raiders cut veteran DE Irvin
The Oakland Raiders waived Bruce Irvin after the team’s leading pass rusher had his playing time reduced significantly in recent weeks.
Irvin played just nine snaps in a 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. He will be subject to waivers and will be owed about $3.8 million for the rest of the season if he isn’t claimed next week.
Oakland (1-7) entered the season banking on Irvin and Khalil Mack to serve as bookend pass rushers. Mack was traded a week before the season to Chicago following a lengthy contract holdout.
Irvin, 31, has three of the sacks and five of the pressures but has had little impact on a defense that is on pace to be one of the worst ever.