Atlanta Falcons made the formal announcement earlier on Wednesday about reuniting the NFL veteran with their head coach, Dan Quinn.
Irvin whom the Oakland Raiders had decided to cut on Saturday became a free agent after clearing waivers on Tuesday.
And that exactly was the situation with a staggering fee of $3.8 million remaining on his contract.
The Falcons who have a game at Cleveland on Sunday, however, failed to release the precise terms of the deal.
Irvin, 31, is a native of the city of Atlanta in the United States of America (USA).
And he has even celebrated his return home by making a post on his verified Twitter account.
Irvin happy to join Falcons
He wrote: “Man it’s time! You cannot put a price on the chance for me to play for my people and city!
“It’s bigger than money,” the NFL star summed up on Twitter.
Irvin played two seasons with Seattle when Quinn was the team’s defensive coordinator.
The Falcons at this very point in time rank 14th in the league with 17 sacks.
For his career, though, Irvin has 40 sacks and 15 forced fumbles.
Oakland also made a post on Twitter, writing: “Welcome to the Brotherhood.”