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Report: Titans, Broncos eyeing pass rusher John Abraham

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The 2012 free agent defensive end market wasn’t strong to begin with, but it has still been slow to develop while waiting for the first domino to fall.

That happened Thursday afternoon, when the Bills signed Mario Williams to a six-year, $96 million record deal.

John Abraham is the next best pure pass rusher available, and interest is beginning to heat up in the 33-year-old.

Florio reported two days ago that the Tennessee Titans were working to schedule a visit with Abraham.

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Denver Broncos are taking a long look at Abraham, and confirms the Titans still have interest. If one of the clubs schedules him for a free agent visit, it would be Abraham’s first of the 2012 signing period.

While Abraham is getting long in the tooth, he can still bring pressure. He racked up 9.5 sacks and forced four fumbles last season despite being used as a rotational end in Atlanta. Abraham had 13 sacks the year before.

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8 Responses to “Report: Titans, Broncos eyeing pass rusher John Abraham”
  1. blue80hutthutt says: Mar 15, 2012 3:01 PM

    he’s getting to the point in his career where he’d make a good 3rd down pass rush specialist.

  2. chc4 says: Mar 15, 2012 3:04 PM

    5 or 6 of those sacks came against the lousy Bears and Jags OLs. He was a total non-factor most of the season.

  3. rickastleydancemoves says: Mar 15, 2012 3:15 PM

    Good luck John, being 33 yrs old and wanting 14 mil a year.

  4. falconsfan says: Mar 15, 2012 3:16 PM

    CHC4 is right, Abe had 3 sacks against the mighty Blaine Gabbert.

  5. CKL says: Mar 15, 2012 3:40 PM

    I’m surprised he didn’t sit out the playoff game (not that it mattered much) vs the NYG since that’s his MO when he’s about to be a FA. “Gotta think about your future”. Ask rational NYJ fans how much they like how this guy bleeped their team over.

  6. scarletmacaw says: Mar 15, 2012 4:13 PM

    The team that doesn’t get Manning gets Abraham as a consolation prize?

    Stock up on Geritol.

  7. dattawesomeguy says: Mar 15, 2012 5:46 PM

    Dear Titans -.
    Get off my nuts…
    Thanks, Broncos

  8. lilb360 says: Mar 15, 2012 7:37 PM

    Snag him D-town! First get Peyton away from that goat roping senile owner PUD Adams then snatch Abraham too. Normally I reserve all my hate for the Raiders and their fan base, but Tennessee is starting irritate me about as much.

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