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.
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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