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.