(1090 The Fan) – While the Seattle Seahawks’ declined to pick up the fifth-year option on linebacker Bruce Irvin’s rookie contract, head coach Pete Carroll told reporters following the 2015 NFL Draft that he “expects [Irvin] to be here for a long time.”

According to a new report, Irvin may not share the same sentiment.

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Samuel Logan of BlackSportsOnline.com wrote in an article released Thursday that the Seahawks’ linebacker told him he plans on being a Falcon in 2016.

“I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready,” Irvin said as a response to Logan asking where he wants to be after his contract expires.

Logan writes that when he asked Irvin whether a hefty Seahawks’ contract offer would change his decision, Irvin said “Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that.”

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Irvin is still under contract with the Seahawks through the 2015 season. Irvin’s option was for $7.8 million in salary in 2016, which would give him the fifth-highest salary cap number of any Seahawks player in 2016, per the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Other Seattle players have been tied to Atlanta trade rumors, presumably fueled by the Falcons’ hiring of former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. In March, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported defensive end Michael Bennett was seeking a trade to Atlanta. Bennett has since denied any trade rumors.

Neither Irvin, nor the Seahawks, have commented on the report released Thursday.

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