It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Titans’ interest in free agent defensive end John Abraham, who visited with the team in early May.
At the time, the amount of playing time Abraham would get with the Titans was reportedly the sticking point in talks between the two sides. A league source told PFT that Abraham was looking for 60+ snaps a game (and, most likely, the salary that comes with such a prominent role) while the Titans and other interested teams want him to play a situational role.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network checked in with an update on things Tuesday, but there doesn’t appear to have been much movement in the last month. Per Rapoport, talks between Abraham and the Titans are in a “stall” and that things are not moving quickly toward a resolution.
Rapoport adds that things aren’t dead, however. Barring an injury that opens up a more prominent role, there will likely come a point where Abraham has to decide whether or not to play a more limited role if that’s the only way to continue his playing career. Should the Titans remain interested when that day comes, things can become unstalled quickly.