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Cardinals make a deal with John Abraham

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While many wondered if the Broncos were going to make a run at him to cover a possible pass-rush deficit, it was the Cardinals who made the first move on veteran pass-rusher John Abraham.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Abraham finalized the deal with the Cardinals today.

Abraham’s been playing in a 4-3 defense, but he’ll most likely be used as a pass-rusher only, which limits the transition.

He has 122.0 career sacks (more than any active player), and has been consistently  productive, with at least 9.5 sacks in five of his last six seasons.

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24 Responses to “Cardinals make a deal with John Abraham”
  1. dopekidz83 says: Jul 25, 2013 4:45 PM

    The Cards finally have a pass rusher!!!!! Thank you, Football Gods

  2. unbiasfan says: Jul 25, 2013 4:48 PM

    Lol the Cardinals…their team is a joke by itself

  3. donth8thehorns says: Jul 25, 2013 5:00 PM

    Great pick-up!! He still has plenty left in his tank! Surprised he was available so long! With Palmer @ the helm, the cards are not gonna be push overs anymore! I would love nothing more than to see both 9ers & Seahawks get pummeled by these guys!

  4. MostlyRight says: Jul 25, 2013 5:08 PM

    Losing Kerry Rhodes and the aging Adrian Wilson but adding Dansby, Abraham, Y. Bell, a bunch of former 1st and 2nd round CBs to compete for CB opposite P. Peterson, and then adding Minter and taking a gamble on the Honey Badger…all to a D that was top 10 in the NFL despite their historically bad Offense last year. Not too shabby.

    The biggest problem for the D is coordinator Ray Horton leaving town.

  5. trollhammer20 says: Jul 25, 2013 5:12 PM

    Not the first old guy to retire to Arizona. Won’t be the last, either.

  6. jkaflagg says: Jul 25, 2013 5:12 PM

    Good luck to Abe, he was our only pass rush for years in the ATL…..should help the Cardinals IF they use him exclusively to rush the passer and IF he avoids injury, too pretty big IFs…..

  7. jetssuckabig1 says: Jul 25, 2013 5:12 PM

    At least they aren’t the
    jjjjjjjjjjets!

  8. donnymacjack says: Jul 25, 2013 5:15 PM

    Unfortunately for the Cards fans your team is being rebuilt with aging vets. Yes they will be an improved team this year, but not improved enough to make the playoffs. So all they will have gained is a worse draft pick next year. These older vets may have a season or two left in their tanks, maybe even more. But they are not going to be the core of a playoff contender. They would be better suited on a team with a core of solid younger players that they can compliment. Personally I’d be very concerned if I were a Cards fan. Do I really want to see my team being built with mid round draft picks or would I prefer to suffer a couple bad seasons so I can have a shot at a franchise QB surrounded by a hungry young defense?

  9. dublindemonszfl says: Jul 25, 2013 5:18 PM

    Good Luck, like to see AZ not suck this year.

  10. jdphx says: Jul 25, 2013 5:27 PM

    Now this is a pretty good pick up. Just don’t ask him
    to “stand up” as a 3-4 OLB.

  11. igotgamenj says: Jul 25, 2013 5:48 PM

    This would have been a great pick up if it was about 4 years ago

  12. saints12013 says: Jul 25, 2013 5:56 PM

    Man I’m so pissed we didn’t sign Abraham. We need pass rushers, especially cause Victor Butler went down in OTA’s. We could’ve picked his brain a little bit about the Falcons “D” too. Anyway its a great signing for Arizona. Dude had 10 sacks last season and you guys signed Eric Winston too.

  13. whereyaat says: Jul 25, 2013 6:12 PM

    Great depth signing. A lot of the posters on this board seem to think the Cardinals need to or plan on using Abraham on every down, which they obviously don’t. It’s a signing that gives the team some quality depth, that’s all.

    Also kind of funny because of the criticism about how Abraham is oft-injured — I’m sure the same posters praised the signing of Percy Harvin, who’s already injured. How many downs has he played in 2013?

    This is why you don’t draft Harvin in your fantasy draft, he won’t play half of your season.

  14. dwoofer says: Jul 25, 2013 6:35 PM

    Watch out for the Big Red Birds, baby

  15. nirvana504 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:37 PM

    At least he’s off those loser Falcons

  16. ranger40 says: Jul 25, 2013 6:44 PM

    donnymacjack says: Jul 25, 2013 5:15 PM

    Unfortunately for the Cards fans your team is being rebuilt with aging vets. Yes they will be an improved team this year, but not improved enough to make the playoffs. So all they will have gained is a worse draft pick next year. These older vets may have a season or two left in their tanks, maybe even more. But they are not going to be the core of a playoff contender. They would be better suited on a team with a core of solid younger players that they can compliment. Personally I’d be very concerned if I were a Cards fan. Do I really want to see my team being built with mid round draft picks or would I prefer to suffer a couple bad seasons so I can have a shot at a franchise QB surrounded by a hungry young defense?
    __________________________________

    Take a look at the contracts of these “aging” vets and you will see they are all for one year. Not rebuilding with them, adding them to the roster for a year.

  17. jwilliamsspf says: Jul 25, 2013 6:49 PM

    They needed veteran help at some key areas (ILB, S, OL, Pass Rusher, QB) and found low cost, no risk solutions for all of those needs. They have CB’s coming out of their ears that can cover and tackle. I agree with the earlier statement, Horton is going to be the biggest loss.

    It will be interesting to see how much teams will underestimate these guys this season, as much as many of you are already too.

    In other news…Harvin is hurt and Kaepernick is showing maturity issues. Wow, I’m shocked.

  18. mjmistretta says: Jul 25, 2013 6:51 PM

    I’m a Bucs fan but I like what the Cards have done in the off season with the draft and free agency. Palmer with Fitz and the second year pro looks intersting.

  19. butchvapor says: Jul 25, 2013 6:59 PM

    He will fit in the same way Bertrand Berry did for the Cards. This was an excellent pick up!!

  20. marcuswelby1 says: Jul 25, 2013 8:02 PM

    There’s a reason Abraham was out there so long.

  21. truckinfalcon says: Jul 25, 2013 10:20 PM

    sorry to see you go Abe….. maybe if he stays healthy and leaves the bottle alone………

  22. atlfalcons2008 says: Jul 25, 2013 10:39 PM

    Nirvana504. I don’t know if leaving a 13-3 team can be constituted as leaving a loser.

    Good luck to Abe. Would have loved seeing him opposite Osi this year on 3rd downs.

  23. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 25, 2013 11:23 PM

    Thought Jerry Jones should have picked up Abraham. They need DEs right now due to injuries. He should have another good year or two in him.

  24. steelers4385 says: Jul 26, 2013 12:24 AM

    Hes to old. Nothing to be excited about. Cards got em cause nobody wanted him. You dont think this guy woulda rather played for a team that had a shot at getting him a ring? He settled. Cards suck. And peterson is disgustingly overrated. And palmer is not the answer. I feel bad for larry. Guy is never getting a ring with them. Waste of talent.

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