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Report: Dolphins not ruling Abraham out, but not pursuing him

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Former Falcons defensive end John Abraham earned a spot on PFT‘s All-Unemployed Team this week and it doesn’t look like the Dolphins are going to take him off that list anytime soon.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins haven’t ruled out adding the veteran pass rusher, who Jackson says is interested in playing for Miami, but that they aren’t actively pursuing him at this point either. It’s not hard to understand the team’s timeline for making a decision when it comes to courting Abraham.

With a desire to upgrade the offensive line in addition to a need for more pass rushing help for Cameron Wake, the Dolphins have a good chance of landing a player who fills one of those holes in the draft. If they don’t land someone for the other spot, they can pursue either Abraham or one of the veteran right tackles on the market. Several other teams are in similar positions, which means that they are unlikely to miss out on a chance to make their bid for a free agent because they all get scooped up prior to the draft.

Whether or not he winds up in Miami, Abraham shouldn’t have to wait too long past the draft to trade in his spot on the All-Unemployed Team for a spot on an actual team.

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14 Responses to “Report: Dolphins not ruling Abraham out, but not pursuing him”
  1. beckzhere says: Apr 12, 2013 2:57 PM

    Come back to Atlanta for another year and retire a Falcon.

  2. dkobert says: Apr 12, 2013 3:13 PM

    “..it doesn’t look like the Dolphins are going to make him ineligible for inclusion on the next edition of the squad anytime soon.”

    Could you write this in a more confusing way, please?

    JOSH ALPER: Fair point. That was not done well. Have reworked it to better reflect making a clear point instead of whatever I was up to at first.

  3. scmems07 says: Apr 12, 2013 3:43 PM

    Still has a couple good years in him as a high end pass rusher, combine him with wake and that d line could be top 3 in the league. Good move to hold off on him to wait and see what they will do with the draft, if they trade up for an ot, that takes a 2nd rd pick of the board, they can still get their Cb in the 2nd and sign him to a one or two yr deal and go get a pass rusher next season. Crafty Ireland

  4. mpops86 says: Apr 12, 2013 3:47 PM

    “Former Falcons defensive end John Abraham earned a spot on PFT‘s All-Unemployed Team this week and it doesn’t look like the Dolphins are going to make him ineligible for inclusion on the next edition of the squad anytime soon.”

    This might be a little bit too clear, could you throw a few more negatives in there?

  5. EJ says: Apr 12, 2013 3:52 PM

    Cincinnati will end up being the team that signs him.

  6. miguelromerorhpat says: Apr 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    in that photo,it looks like he s making his entrance at wrestlemania last sunday..

  7. lrjets says: Apr 12, 2013 6:20 PM

    No big deal. Some Dolphins fans already declared their team Super Bowl Champions.

    Ross guaranteed Wallace $30 million while Jennings, who is better is guaranteed $18 million.

    Ross needs to spend his money to buy the unsold tickets to avoid the imminent 6 blackouts.

  8. lostsok says: Apr 12, 2013 8:26 PM

    I have yet to see a singled Dolphin fan…literally, not ONE… “declare their team Super Bowl Champions.”

    Most are happy to see what looks to be improvement, but are well aware that step one is going toe-to-toe with New England. The Super Bowl? A great dream, but a long way to go.

    But that’s for making up idiotic nonsense on the internet.

  9. mikeaintab says: Apr 12, 2013 9:19 PM

    I have not heard one Dolphin fan say Super Bowl. We are just excited to have a team that can really compete on the field.

  10. 305phinphan says: Apr 12, 2013 10:01 PM

    lrjets says:
    Apr 12, 2013 6:20 PM
    No big deal. Some Dolphins fans already declared their team Super Bowl Champions.

    Ross guaranteed Wallace $30 million while Jennings, who is better is guaranteed $18 million.

    Ross needs to spend his money to buy the unsold tickets to avoid the imminent 6 blackouts.

    ______________________

    HAHAHAHA You are a Jet fan! How much did they give SANCHEZ?

  11. markeyh says: Apr 13, 2013 9:09 AM

    Miami did take 2nd place with a weaker roster last year…

  12. finfan813 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:17 AM

    Why jet fans even comment i dont know! You guys are worthless this year, might as well throw in the towel before it starts. Do you guys even have enough players, maybe you can sub in all the bench warming quaterbacks you have. Theres an idea, now start going thru the posts to see if a dolphin fan said superbowl instead making a worthless comment!

  13. miamirulez23518 says: Apr 14, 2013 8:37 AM

    i hope they sign him for a one year contract. that way they can focus on o-line, corner, safety and running back and then focus on pass rusher next year.

  14. scmems07 says: Apr 15, 2013 11:46 AM

    A dolphins can claiming sb? I think your mistaking our excitement for the future for those delusional seahawks fans. Big difference, we are still on earth, seahawks fans will be pulling their head out of their… Clouds… Soon after the season starts.

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