Dimitroff nixes PFT report on Bruce Irvin trade

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff nixed the draft-day report by ProFootballTalk.com that the team was working a trade to land Seattle linebacker Bruce Irvin on Friday.

"He's under contract," Dimitroff said on 92.9 The Game this morning. "I didn't give it a second thought."

The website, the Falcons assistant general manager Scott Pioli used to do some work with, cited a league source for its report.

Irvin, a native of Atlanta who played at West Virginia, played for Falcons head coach Dan Quinn for the past two seasons.

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The Seahawks reportedly are not prepared to offer Irvin the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

PFT reported that a deal could be done during the draft. Dimitroff has made a trade in each of his seven previous drafts. The Falcons drafted Clemson outside linebacker/defensive end Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick  in the draft on Thursday.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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