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Report: John Abraham visiting Cardinals on Wednesday

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There aren’t many big name veterans still unsigned as camps open up around the league, but defensive end John Abraham is at the top of the list of those still searching for teams.

If a reported visit with the Cardinals goes well, Abraham may not be on that list much longer. Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 reports that Abraham is visiting with the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Abraham’s flirtations with other teams, including the Titans, haven’t gone much of anywhere because of Abraham’s reported desire to play a heavier role at a higher salary than teams are interested in giving him. Abraham has played in a 4-3 scheme throughout his career, while the Cardinals run a 3-4 and have Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett at defensive end already.¬†Any odd scheme fit could be avoided by playing Abraham in a situational pass rusher role, but that would only happen if Abraham lowers his demands in terms of playing time and salary.

Abraham has 122 sacks over the course of his career, which began with the Jets in 2000. He had 19.5 sacks with the Falcons over the last two seasons, who released him in a cap-cutting maneuver early in the offseason before signing Osi Umenyiora to anchor their pass rush.

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9 Responses to “Report: John Abraham visiting Cardinals on Wednesday”
  1. elwayfanj says: Jul 24, 2013 1:00 PM

    Hopefully he’s got a visit scheduled with the Broncos!

  2. kane337 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:01 PM

    Don’t do it John. Come back to the Falcons!

  3. belichickdominatedjoemontana says: Jul 24, 2013 1:06 PM

    Would love to see Abraham under BB.

    However, I think Mark Anderson coming back to New England is more likely.

  4. dopekidz83 says: Jul 24, 2013 1:12 PM

    The Cards haven’t had a decent pass rusher in a LONG time so I’m sure every Cards’ fan, including myself, would welcome him with open arms.

  5. sportnman says: Jul 24, 2013 1:45 PM

    Hey J.A.- The Titans want you, they are willing pay you a decent amount with incentives. Don’t be a coward or a Haynesworth. Yes you have proven yourself in the past. But you will be working with a defensive Professor with Williams.

  6. dwoofer says: Jul 24, 2013 2:15 PM

    Honest, Abe, we need you in AZ.

  7. aldavis4president says: Jul 24, 2013 2:16 PM

    He needs to go visit with my raiders.!! 4-3, in need of some veterans, in need of some DL play. There’s plenty of PT to be had on that DL. #RAIDERNATION

  8. qweststrike2008 says: Jul 24, 2013 2:25 PM

    He is leveraging the Broncos, they are screwed thanks to Von Piller

  9. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 24, 2013 3:27 PM

    Need to go see Dallas. They need you.

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