Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with an old friend, bringing back former first-round pick Bruce Irvin, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. 

Irvin will be a boost to Seattle’s pass rush that needed attention. 

He had a career-high 8½ sacks, 16 quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and a safety last season in just 13 games during his one year with Carolina. 

Irvin left Seattle in 2015 for the Raiders.  He played in Oakland for two and a half seasons.  Then finished the 2018 season in Atlanta before going to Carolina last year.

The 32-year-old was a first round pick for Seattle, 15th overall in 2012.