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Munchak on Abraham: It’s a business thing

Mike Munchak AP

On Friday, PFT reported that the big sticking point in talks between free agent defensive end John Abraham and interested teams has been the amount of playing time Abraham would receive each week.

Abraham reportedly wants to play around 60 snaps a game while teams see him playing less than half that amount as a situational player. It’s not as simple as just wanting to play more, however. More playing time comes with more money, so you could also say that the sticking point in talks was how much teams are willing to pay Abraham.

The Titans have been the team linked most closely with Abraham of late. Their coach Mike Munchak confirmed that the two sides are talking, but that there’s no timeline for a decision as they try to iron out any differences of opinion.

“We talked to him, spent some time with him. It’s looking at what he wants, what we want,” Munchak said, via the team’s website. “We’ve been talking to him; nothing’s been done. He hasn’t obviously made a decision, and (I don’t know) how quickly he’s going to make the decision. It’s a business thing, so we’re talking to him. Obviously, we know what kind of player he is and has been. He’s going to be playing in this league. We all know that. It’s just a matter of where the best fit is going to be.”

Munchak also addressed talk that the team might be interested in defensive end Dwight Freeney as well. Munchak said the team has spoken with him, but Freeney has yet to visit and that “you really don’t know” what a player could add to the team unless you see them in person.

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5 Responses to “Munchak on Abraham: It’s a business thing”
  1. thesteelers says: May 12, 2013 9:28 AM

    So why isn’t this guy coaching an o-line again?

  2. thetooloftools says: May 12, 2013 2:23 PM

    I thought the older players were going to make all this extra money after the rookie salary scale was put in place?
    Just more cap crap.

  3. ricktractorbolturd says: May 12, 2013 2:39 PM

    genius above, he’s not coaching the o-line ANYMORE because he’s the head coach now. titans o-line is coached by another hall of fame lineman and Frankenstein look a like Bruce Matthews

  4. Max says: May 12, 2013 7:36 PM

    What happens when a team tells Abraham they are going to play him for 30 snaps as a situational pass rusher, and thus pay him less than a full time starter…. but a couple games into the season they realize that they have to make him a full time starter? Are they going to bump his pay up? Hell no!

    Teams are going to say everything to keep the price down, and then when the guy outperforms and wants more money… the player is being unfair! lol

  5. 11thstreetmafia says: May 13, 2013 11:27 AM

    Some team will sign this guy. Where are the Raiders?

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