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Report: Titans discussing signing Abraham, could be done this week

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Defensive end John Abraham appeared to be so frustrated about his experience as a free agent this offseason that people thought he was retiring, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case.

When his time as a free agent will come to an end is less clear, but a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN offers up a possible place for his hunt for a new team to wind up. Schefter reports that the Titans, who had Abraham in for a visit last week, are still discussing the possibility of signing him to a contract. Per Schefter, a deal could get done this week.

It would make for a nice birthday present for Abraham, who turned 35 on Monday, although there’s a lot of ground to cover between the possibility of a deal and an actual deal. Abraham’s asking price has likely kept him on the market longer than many anticipate and a decision to drop it could bring some of the other teams he’s been associated with back into the fray.

Should he wind up in Tennessee, it would be the latest step to an aggressive offseason approach put into action by General Manager Ruston Webster. The Titans were heavy players in free agency and they dealt away a 2014 draft pick to move up for wide receiver Justin Hunter in the draft. Adding Abraham to rush the passer with Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley already set as starters would fit right into that overall plan.

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17 Responses to “Report: Titans discussing signing Abraham, could be done this week”
  1. specialteamsposter says: May 6, 2013 3:36 PM

    Long time Lions fan here, and I have to say I have been impressed with the Titan’s offseason too. Especially when they picked up Sammie Lee Hill off our roster.

    He was one of the hidden gems on the team, a young run-stopping specialist who was beginning to read QBs eyes and try to swat down passes. Even though he was relatively cheap, the Lions had to let him go because of the money already invested in Suh and Fairley. Signing SLH was the moneyball move of the offseason.

  2. peytonsneckl8 says: May 6, 2013 3:37 PM

    HTTR

  3. titanicmiracle says: May 6, 2013 3:49 PM

    this guy can make our corners job a little easier now … would of liked to address that position a little more but when youre close to last in the league in def. theres only one way up.

  4. nathpz says: May 6, 2013 4:22 PM

    6-10 team with a young QB and young talent signing a 35-year-old defensive end? Sounds like someone’s job is on the hot seat.

  5. beckzhere says: May 6, 2013 4:23 PM

    Sad news for Atlanta.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2013 4:24 PM

    peytonsneckl8 says

    get a life, imposter!!!

  7. flipola says: May 6, 2013 4:30 PM

    Hopefully he’s still got some gas left in the tank. If nothing else, advise the younger guys.

    Nice, solid acquisitions this offseason. No huge names like Revis, no putting all their eggs in one basket (like with Manning), just doing what needs to be done.

  8. mwatts1 says: May 6, 2013 4:31 PM

    Good! This guy is too good to not play. I think the NFL needs to review what these owners are doing to drive prices down on veteran players. There is clearly something going on in the market when NO ONE is buying free angent veterens. Seems to be a case of market manipulation.

    That’s illegal in America last time I checked.

  9. alecanthony says: May 6, 2013 5:43 PM

    Good player but I don’t believe it’s a good fit, Most veterans want to go to contenders not teams in rebuilding mode

  10. peytonsneck18 says: May 6, 2013 5:44 PM

    he will be hurt by week 3

  11. tallguyme says: May 6, 2013 5:55 PM

    ugh, want him in a Patriots uniform.

  12. bearclaw69 says: May 6, 2013 6:29 PM

    “There is clearly something going on in the market when NO ONE is buying free angent veterens. Seems to be a case of market manipulation. That’s illegal in America last time I checked.”

    Union goons just love to post crap like the comment above. The only thing the owners are doing is finally coming to the realization that overpaying replaceable players RIDICULOUS sums of money is a formula for failure. There are very good football players out there who would gladly play ball for 500K per year and think that they had died and gone to heaven. And, fans could actually then afford to buy tickets to a game, park their car and eat a hot dog or two without having to take out a second mortgage on their homes.

  13. profootballwalk says: May 6, 2013 6:47 PM

    ” There are very good football players out there who would gladly play ball for 500K per year and think that they had died and gone to heaven.”

    You mean like the SEC?

  14. olhoss1884 says: May 6, 2013 7:08 PM

    in addition, we don’t really know what Abraham’s asking price is or what kind of offers he’s gotten. Urlacher got launched from Chicago because he wanted longer term and more money. It’s not about what you’ve done but what you are likely to do going forward. The new breed of GMs sees what happens when you sign FA’s and they get old, get cut and become dead money. Abrham can certainly still play but is he asking for prime-of-career terms?

  15. titansup55 says: May 6, 2013 8:04 PM

    I really hope the Titans get him…think he would really be good for us & help the young guys along too.

  16. paulitik74 says: May 6, 2013 10:26 PM

    Quit playing games Abe. Come back home to Atlanta.

  17. titansboy says: May 7, 2013 12:16 AM

    I think the titans can compete for afc south at worse ah wild card spot if they can get ah deal hammered out with Abraham. Football is one of those sports that every year you see ah different team go from worse to first in some divisions. But i also have to stay skeptical cuz theres always those teams that win the off season and lose all season. So Im ready to see which of the latter happens. And if they have added the right pieces to contend and if Jake Locker takes that step towards being ah franchise quarter back and leading this group of talent to victories on game days

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