Report: Bruce Irvin would play for hometown discount to stay in Seattle

SEATTLE – Bruce Irvin, for one, likes it in Seattle.

The Seahawks linebacker told ESPN on Monday that he’d take a hometown discount to stay with the team if it comes down to it.

"These are my brothers,” he reportedly said.  “I honestly can't even imagine myself playing with anybody else, being in a different meeting room, listening to different pregame speeches. It's just crazy to me. I would definitely come back if they matched or if it was a little less. I would definitely come back to Seattle."

Along with offensive lineman Russell Okung, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane and receiver Jermaine Kearse, Irvin is one of the team’s key unrestricted free agents this offseason.  He had 22 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 15 starts.

Irvin was Seattle’s first-round draft pick in 2012, when he was selected 15th overall, and was the first first-round pick in his class to sign a deal.

He said coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider asked him on Monday if he’d play for a bit less to stay with the team.

“If it came to that, I would definitely come back,” he said. “$3, $4 million? $3, $4, $5 million? I would definitely come back because I'm established here.”