Players who become free agents on March 12 aren’t allowed to start talking to prospective employers until Saturday, but John Abraham is not bound by any such rules.
Abraham was released by the Falcons, leaving him free to talk to anybody he wants about a job for the 2013 season. Kim Jones of the NFL Network reports that he’ll be doing just that. According to Jones, Abraham is on his way to Seattle to visit with the Seahawks.
It would be a logical landing spot for Abraham. Chris Clemons’ status is uncertain after a torn ACL in the playoffs and the team probably would have been in the market for pass rushing help even if Clemons were 100 percent healthy. Bruce Irvin had eight sacks as a rookie, but acquiring Abraham would give the team a way to guard against giving Irvin too much to do too soon should Clemons not make it back in time for the start of the season.
It’s the first visit we’ve heard about for Abraham, but there figure to be other suitors for a player who showed in 2012 that he can still get after quarterbacks.