Panthers sign Super Bowl-champion defensive end Bruce Irvin

Panthers sign Super Bowl-champion defensive end Bruce Irvin
Source: Carolina Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Following the decision to retire by longtime standout Julius Peppers, the Panthers have searched for a replacement to join their depleted pass rush personnel.

On Tuesday, the team made a big first step by signing free agent Bruce Irvin to a one-year contract.

Irvin spent the majority of his career with the Seattle Seahawks before stints with the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons eventually led him to Carolina.

As a part of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion squad for the Seattle Seahawks, Irvin was one of the key players on a vaunted defense that shut down the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the championship game.

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