Munchak on Abraham: It’s a business thing


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.