Seahawks comes to terms with 1st rounder Bruce Irvin

Under the current CBA, there should not be waits into the season for a player to sign like there was with Michael Crabtree and before him Bryant McKinnie.

A slow trickle of draft picks began to sign last week and today the Seattle Seahawks were the first to reach an agreement with a first-round pick, coming to terms with defensive end Bruce Irvin. The deal was first reported by Pro Football Talk and has been confirmed.

Irvin, the defensive end from West Virginia, was the surprise pick of the first round, at least where he was selected. The NFP’s Dan Pompei says the Seahawks have a plan for utilizing Irvin, and he described it here in the Sunday Blitz.

Irvin gets a deal that will be very similar to what the Miami Dolphins signed Mike Pouncey for last season. Pouncey was the 15th pick of the 2011 draft and he received a four-year contract worth $9.3 million and fully guaranteed.

Sit back and prepare for a slew of picks to come to terms in the next couple weeks. It will be interesting to see how many are unsigned when the calendar turns to June.

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