CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not immediately available on Tuesday.
A former first-round draft pick in 2012 by Seattle, Irvin split last season with the Raiders and Falcons playing eight games for each team and recording 6½ sacks and 19 tackles.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Irvin has 43½ sacks, 266 tackles and 15 forced fumbles in six NFL seasons. He has never had more than eight sacks in a season.
While with the Seahawks, he played in two NFC championship games and won a Super Bowl in the 2013 season.
Irvin will give the Panthers some needed depth at defensive end, where they lost Julius Peppers to retirement.