He added, "He will add to our rotation along the defensive line, while adding to our pass rush".
The pass rusher was cut by the Oakland Raiders last week after he played just nine snaps in their loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The Seahawks were thought to be a consideration for Irvin because he played four years for the Seahawks, who chose him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
What does this mean for Irvin and the Falcons moving forward? Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is quite familiar with the defensive standout.
He joins a Falcons defense that has been hit hard by injuries. It also reunites Irvin with Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel.
The Atlanta Falcons are very much in the playoff hunt even after a miserable 1-4 start.
What Seattle loses in not getting Irvin to return, though, is a player who has been a consistent pass rushing threat almost his entire career.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots offered more money but Irvin cared more about playing for his hometown team.
It was as if every other team knew there was no chance.