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John Abraham has a visit to San Fran scheduled

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If the Seahawks don’t figure out a way (or want to) keep John Abraham from leaving, they might have to game-plan against him twice a year.

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Abraham is scheduled to visit the 49ers after he leaves a stop with the Seahawks today.

Unlike the free agents who can only be legally tampered with starting at midnight, Abraham can go visit teams since he was released by the Falcons.

The 34-year-old still has the ability to rush the passer, but joining the 49ers would require some adjusting to a 3-4 defense.

Other visits could come soon, unless the Seahawks come up with enough of an offer to make him want to stay.

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16 Responses to “John Abraham has a visit to San Fran scheduled”
  1. fumblenuts says: Mar 8, 2013 2:58 PM

    Lock him up Pete………….!

  2. dmq13 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:10 PM

    Remember back in the day when Abraham actually refused a trade to Seattle…now look at him come crawlin’ haha

  3. kaeperdicking says: Mar 8, 2013 3:11 PM

    He’s be fine rotating with Aldon Smith and Brooks. I would prefer to go younger, much younger, but if the price is right he can still play for sure.

  4. liddogg33 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:25 PM

    I would personally rather have freeney!!!

    GO HAWKS!!!

  5. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 8, 2013 3:37 PM

    Come to sf,check out the sights… Than please do as these nice Seattle fans want and head on up there!! Thx

  6. smcgaels1997 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:39 PM

    Yea..he’s crawling to Seattle when he has a busy also with SF sounds like he’s really desperate. He should leave there with no deal, Pete Carroll’s a slimy douche

  7. wegonefunkwichamind says: Mar 8, 2013 3:44 PM

    The 49ers probably just scheduled a visit knowing that Seattle wants Abraham and to try to get the Seahawks to offer a higher contract than Abe is worth in fear of their division rival signing him. Pretty smart if that’s the case.

  8. periferal26 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:50 PM

    …or maybe Seattle is doing the same thing to SF.

  9. allforfunnplay says: Mar 8, 2013 3:56 PM

    they probably wouldn’t bother to convert him to an OLB in the base 3-4 defense. They’d probably use him as a pass rusher in their Nickel and Dime packages which they use more than half the time anyway. They use a 4 man line in those situational packages so Abraham would just need to be a pass rushing defensive end like he’s always played.

    One of the problems the Niners have is that they don’t rotate their front seven in various personnel packages other than the Nose Tackle. It may have lead to wearing out their Defensive Line by the end of the season.

    The big question is weather Abraham would be okay with being a situational pass rusher (thought he’d still get more snaps than the Nose Tackle in the base 3-4 defense).

  10. brooklynniner19 says: Mar 8, 2013 3:59 PM

    Abraham will be a nice situation OLB, and he can teach our rookies(Came Johnson etc.) from last or how to play the position.

  11. dalucks says: Mar 8, 2013 4:04 PM

    As a Texans fan, I am disappointed that John Abraham has not visited Houston yet. I think he and Richard Seymour would be two good veteran pass rushers that would help the defense.
    Unfortunately, I guess the idea of playing for Gary Kubiak and having Matt Schaub as your quarterback is not so attractive. The two biggest problem in Houston remain the biggest problems in Houston.
    If only Rick Smith would not have given those extensions to Kubiak and Schaub last season, then the Texans could have hired a real head and gotten a real playcaller who does not read the same 20 plays off a Denny’s menu every week.
    Given the weakness of the free agent QB class of 2013 plus a draft with no immediate starter in Week 1 of 2013 means Matt Schaub could have been the #1 QB option for Arizona, Buffalo, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, or Kansas City before the Alex Smith trade. Given that Alex Smith was worth two 2nd round picks and Carson Palmer was once traded for two 1st round picks means Schaub would have some a lot of value under the non-exclusive franchise tender.
    Now, the Texans will cut Schaub in two more years after they have spent 82 million dollars to find out he is not a franchise quarterback. Honestly, I knew that 35 million dollars ago.

  12. 13arod says: Mar 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    Falcons were stupied to let him go just saying and i’m a falcons fan

  13. wwttww says: Mar 8, 2013 4:53 PM

    Falcons were smart releasing him…not “stupied”…a little forward thinking…and I’m a Falcons fan.

  14. myosin10 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:13 AM

    Come to SF John with the Smith brothers and your sack number will rise just like your salary

  15. rublestiltzkin says: Mar 9, 2013 3:13 AM

    Anyone remember when seattle demolished san fran like 43-16 or whatever last year? Me too. That will most likely happen again this year. Also, it’ll probably happen several more times in the next 4 or 5 years. Oh ya, and abraham……..i will pass on him and sign C Wood

  16. richardf954 says: Mar 11, 2013 11:18 AM

    Rubles, Do you remember who represented the NFC in the Superbowl ? here’s a hint , They also beat the Falcons which happen to be the team that sent your beloved Hawks packing.

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