The Seattle Seahawks have made a big statement to one of the more controversial stars from Super Bowl XLIX.
The Super Bowl in Arizona was just three months ago but and despite being in the off-season, it seems like a lot has happened.
The Seahawks have made one of the biggest headlines in the NFL this off-season after they traded for star tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints.
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The trade practically headlined a first day of free agency which has become known as the craziest five minutes in NFL history.
Graham's addition to the Seahawks makes them that much more imposing an opposition for teams next year.
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Whilst their offense has made a major improvement with Graham, one of their key defensive players has received some bad news.
Linebacker Bruce Irvin has been informed that the team will not be picking up his fifth year option and the Seahawks star has seemingly taken it personally.
Irvin would launch a social media rant which simply looked over how he had overcome challenges in his life.
Irvin referring to the Seahawks decision as adversity may be a little strong as it clearly doesn't guarantee that his career in Washington is over.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was asked about the Irving situation and he sent a message about the Seahawks true intent.
"We discussed what our plan is and what we are planning on doing. It has nothing to do with the statement of how we feel about him in our program. We expect him to be here for a long time and we will work to get that done." - Carroll on Irvin
The Seahawks may not be permanently getting rid of the man who was ejected in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, but not taking his fifth year option does at least open a window for other interested teams.
The Seahawks have made it to the last two Super Bowls having demolished the Denver Broncos in 2014 before losing to the New England Patriots in 2015.
Seattle are once again heavily tipped to make it to the biggest game of the season despite losing their defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn to the Atlanta Falcons.
Star quarterback Russell Wilson now has a top receiver to target in Graham which he had not previously had in his time with Seattle which has led to them being favourites for the NFC Championship.
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