Bruce Irvin LB SEA 15 Days

Irvin (hip) is active for Thursday's game against the Packers, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

Irvin focused on his recovery from offseason hip surgery during training camp, and despite only practicing for the first time Sunday, he was able to practice in full by Wednesday. Expect him to start at outside linebacker, acting as a supreme pass rushing threat.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 15 Days

Irvin (hip) participated fully in Wednesday's practice.

Absent for the entire preseason, Irvin returned to practice Monday and ramped up to full strength in the final round of drills before Thursday's opener against the Packers. With his recovery from hip surgery behind him, he'll go to work against an offensive line that is occasionally leaky in its protection of Aaron Rodgers.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 18 Days

Irvin, who missed training camp and preseason games while completing rehab after offseason hip surgery, returned to practice Sunday, the team's official site reports.

It was the first time Irvin was in pads since the Super Bowl. Irvin might not be ready for Week 1, considering his lengthy recovery. It's an important year for him to prove that he is a three-down player. He played only 17 plays in the Super Bowl, all at defensive end after starting at strongside linebacker during the season. It's time for him to justify his first-round pick in 2012 (15th overall).

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 25 Days

Irvin (hip) is on track to return to practice next week, the Everett Herald reports.

Irvin, who underwent hip surgery in June, is "doing great" according to coach Pete Carroll. While he remains of Seattle's PUP list, Irvin could be activated to return to practice next week. However, given the close proximity to the Seahawks' Sept. 4 opener versus the Packers, Irvin may be hard-pressed to be cleared fit in Week 1. A key component at outside linebacker, expect Irvin's status to be updated as the regular season approaches.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 1 Month

Irvin, who has not participated in training camp because of a hip injury, will return to practice next week, the team's official site reports.

Irvin underwent surgery in early June. He is expected to be ready for the season opener, but that's not a lock. The 2012 first-round pick has a lot to prove this season. The Seahawks tried to used him at OLB last season after he played his rookie season as a defensive end. How exactly he is used this season remains to be seen.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 2 Months

Seahawks placed SLB Bruce Irvin (hip surgery) on active/PUP.

Irvin is expected to miss most or all of training camp, with coach Pete Carroll suggesting in June the 2012 first-round pick might not be ready for Week 1. If Irvin isn't ready for the opener, the Seahawks could enter the year with a starting linebacker corps of Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, and Malcolm Smith.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 2 Months

Bruce Irvin said his surgically repaired hip feels "100 times better."

Irvin didn't say anything about his status for training camp, but at least we know he's had no setbacks. If the 2012 first-rounder can get back on the field sometime in August, he'll compete for snaps at strongside linebacker with K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith and O'Brien Schofield.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 3 Months

Coach Pete Carroll hinted SLB Bruce Irvin (hip) may not be ready for the start of the season.

"He's dealt with it for a long time and it just got to a point where we thought it was better to have a chance to have him back for the start of the season, which is a possibility, so we'll see what happens," Carroll said. Irvin underwent hip surgery earlier this month and seems to have already been ruled out for camp. K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith, and O'Brien Schofield will get the summer reps.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 4 Months

Bruce Irvin underwent hip surgery on Monday, and there's "no real prognosis yet" for his recovery.

Irvin is obviously questionable for the beginning of training camp, and perhaps even Week 1. A serious injury could go as far as knocking him out for the season. The Seahawks should clarify his status some time between now and when camp starts next month. Ticketed for a combo rush/outside linebacker role, Irvin is coming off a disappointing 2013 where he was suspended for the first four games, and played only 19 snaps in the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory.

Bruce Irvin LB SEA 7 Months

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects Bruce Irvin's role to be a "blend" between outside linebacker and LEO-rush duties in 2014.

"(It) will continue to be a blend of the outside backer 'stuff and the rush end stuff, and we are thrilled about him," Carroll said at the Combine. "He had a really good year playing linebacker and we want to continue to develop his rush ability." With K.J. Wright (foot) back for the Super Bowl, Irvin played only 19 snaps. For the regular season, Irvin played 513 snaps across 12 games, notching two sacks. He needs to take a step forward in 2014.