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John Abraham will be a game-time decision

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The Cardinals know they aren’t guaranteed anything more than an 11-win season if they beat the 49ers this weekend, but they also know that a loss ends any hope of making the playoffs.

That makes it an all hands on deck situation for Arizona and it will be a few days before they know if one of their key hands is available. Darren Urban of the team’s website reports that linebacker John Abraham will be a game-time decision because of the groin injury that has sidelined him at practice this week.

Abraham has put together a strong season for the Cardinals after signing with them in the offseason. He leads the team with 11.5 sacks and has played the second-most snaps on defense among the team’s linebackers this season. Those 11.5 sacks give him 133.5 over the course of his career, good for ninth-best in league history and first among active players.

Given the magnitude of the game, it’s a good bet that Abraham and the Cardinals will be doing everything in their power to make sure he ends up on the right side of that decision on Sunday.

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9 Responses to “John Abraham will be a game-time decision”
  1. elliottcovert says: Dec 26, 2013 6:04 PM

    I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t think Abraham had anything left in him when he signed with the Cards, but he has certainly proved me wrong.

  2. holographicribs says: Dec 26, 2013 6:33 PM

    Arians deserves COTY and the Cards GM should win Executive of the Year. No disrespect to Andy Reid and the Chiefs.

  3. gammynomnom says: Dec 26, 2013 6:50 PM

    Abe got Dimitroff’d

  4. redbirdsrising says: Dec 26, 2013 7:00 PM

    Used to be that older castoffs went to the Cards for a last paycheck, now they seem to be thriving (Dansby, Abraham, Palmer). Big turnaround in the desert. Hope to see you Sunday, Abraham!

  5. ripster65 says: Dec 26, 2013 7:19 PM

    Congrats on the great season Cards! Very nice win last week in Seattle! This Niner fan hopes you guys slip up on Sunday and the Rams pull the upset to give the Niners the division but should you beat my Niners, I hope you make it to the playoffs. It’ll be a shame if you don’t.

  6. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Dec 26, 2013 7:22 PM

    Abe will play this week..he only takes himself out of playoff games…

  7. robuff716 says: Dec 26, 2013 7:24 PM

    Man the West is so strong….but Peyton will get his second ring this season!!!

  8. The Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 26, 2013 7:26 PM

    The Steelers never flinch.

  9. theuglitruth says: Dec 26, 2013 10:17 PM

    I’m surprised that the Falcons GM still has a job!

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