- Green Bay
- Kansas City
- NY Giants
- NY Jets
- New England
- New Orleans
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- St. Louis
- Tampa Bay
current status: Concussion, injured reserve
#55 LB | 6'4", 263 lbs. | Arizona
Birth Date:May 6, 1978 (36 years old) Place of Birth:Timmonsville, SC Hometown:Timmonsville, SC College:South Carolina
Drafted:Drafted by NY Jets in 2000 (1/13).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
Drafted:Drafted by NY Jets in 2000 (1/13).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2013.
|Assets:||Explosive out of his stance and has great acceleration. Left tackles just can't get position on him. Pursues plays well and doesn't quit, and punishes quarterbacks. Has become a multi-dimensional pass-rusher. Does a nice job of forcing fumbles on ball-carriers and displays great instincts and effort in pass coverage.|
|Flaws:||Like most speed rushers he struggles when the opponent runs right at him. Gets worn down by double teams. Has had injury problems. Getting up there in age and isn't quite as consistently dominant as a pass-rusher.|
|Career Potential:||Aging pass-rush specialist.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NFL||Named to play in Pro Bowl||2013, 2010, 2004 (did not play - injured), 2002|
Movements & Injuries
|9/19/2014||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|9/10/2014||Placed on the exempt/left squad list by the Arizona Cardinals.|
|7/25/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals to a two-year contract.|
|3/01/2013||Released by the Atlanta Falcons.|
|3/16/2012||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons to a three-year contract.|
|3/21/2006||Acquired from the New York Jets.|
|8/29/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New York Jets to a one-year contract.|
|12/08/2004||Knee injury, out.|
|12/11/2003||Groin, injured reserve.|
|7/25/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals.|
|3/21/2006||NY Jets traded John Abraham to the Atl Falcons. The Atl Falcons traded a 2006 1st-round pick to the Den Broncos. The Den Broncos traded a 2006 3rd-round pick and a 2007 4th-round pick to the Atl Falcons; and traded a 2006 1st-round pick to the NY Jets.|
|4/15/2000||Drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st round (13th overall) in 2000.|
Cardinals rush linebacker John Abraham has passed his concussion test and is expected to return to the team on Tuesday, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910. | 09/15/2014 4:14 PM
NewsCardinals rush linebacker John Abraham has passed his concussion test and is expected to return to the team on Tuesday, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910.
ImpactAbraham's status is up in the air for Week 3, but it appears he's not going to retire over this concussion.
Cardinals rush linebacker John Abraham has left the team due to a concussion suffered in Monday's game, according to Adam Schefter. | 09/10/2014 2:41 PM
NewsCardinals rush linebacker John Abraham has left the team due to a concussion suffered in Monday's game, according to Adam Schefter.
ImpactAbraham's status is up in the air, both for this week and for the remainder of the season as this certainly isn't his first concussion.
John Abraham will play in Week 17 | 12/27/2013 2:47 PM
NewsCardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed John Abraham (groin) will play in Week 17 against San Francisco.
Darren Urban on Twitter
ImpactThe Cardinals must win Sunday's game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Arians told reporters Friday that Abraham "is fine" and "on track" to play his normal role. After a slow start, Abraham has come on very strong in Arizona, registering 11.5 sacks -- his most since the 2010 season in Atlanta.
John Abraham considered game-time call | 12/26/2013 4:21 PM
NewsCardinals OLB John Abraham (groin) is considered a game-time decision for Week 17.
Darren Urban on Twitter
ImpactThe Cardinals need all hands on deck as they attempt to beat the 49ers and keep their slim playoff hopes alive, so even if he's on a snap count, we'd expect Abraham to be active. The 35-year-old veteran is in the midst of a fine season, entering Week 17 with 11.5 sacks. He's graded out as the No. 17 3-4 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
John Abraham takes a blow to the head | 10/27/2013 7:02 PM
NewsJohn Abraham left Sunday's game against the Falcons in the fourth quarter with a head injury and is questionable to return.
ImpactAbraham appeared to be fine as trainers weren't even looking at him on the sideline. The 35-year-old pass rusher had a sack and a batted pass before leaving.
Cards ink John Abraham to bolster pass rush | 07/25/2013 4:32 PM
NewsCardinals signed DE/OLB John Abraham, formerly of the Falcons.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
Report: John Abraham has offer from Cardinals | 07/24/2013 8:41 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Cardinals have an offer on the table to free agent DE/OLB John Abraham.
Jason La Canfora on Twitter
ImpactAbraham, 35, visited the team on Wednesday. Arguably the top free agent available on the open market, he'd immediately become the Cardinals' top edge rusher if signed. Abraham has never played outside 'backer in a 3-4 defense, but the Falcons moved him around and stood him up on multiple occasions over the last couple of seasons. He'd be a huge upgrade on both Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander.
Report: John Abraham is visiting Cardinals | 07/24/2013 12:47 PM
NewsAccording to XTRA 910 Phoenix, free agent DE/OLB John Abraham is visiting the Cardinals Wednesday.
Mike Jurecki on Twitter
ImpactAbraham remains on the street because of playing time and salary demands. With training camp here, perhaps he's willing to come back to reality. At age 35, Abraham could play a situational pass-rushing role for the Cardinals, shifting to outside linebacker for the first time in his career to accommodate their 3-4. Projected starting OLBs Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander combined for just 6.5 sacks last year. Abraham posted 10 by himself.
Dimitroff says Abraham reunion is unlikely | 06/25/2013 9:20 AM
NewsFalcons GM Thomas Dimitroff recently hinted that bringing back free agent DE John Abraham is extremely unlikely.
ImpactThe Falcons cut Abraham and his $4.25 million base salary in March. They proceeded to replace him with Osi Umenyiora on a two-year, $8.5 million deal. The 35-year-old Abraham is still on the open market, but it's unclear if he's willing to accept a reduced role for limited pay on the team that shunned him. Before the Falcons make any veteran additions, they need to get Matt Ryan's contract extension done.
John Abraham/Titans talks in a 'stall' | 06/04/2013 2:36 PM
NewsNFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports talks between the Titans and free agent DE John Abraham are in a "stall."
Ian Rapoport on Twitter
ImpactThe Nashville Tennessean reported late last month that a deal was unlikely, so it's not exactly a surprise. Now 35, Abraham is still an effective pass-rusher, but not on an every-down basis. He'll have to be amenable to a price that reflects that. He should find a new home before camp.
John Abraham wants in on 60 percent of snaps | 05/28/2013 10:01 AM
NewsFree agent DE John Abraham has reportedly told at least one team he wants to be on the field for 60 percent of the snaps this season.
ImpactIn theory, it's not an unreasonable request. Abraham played on 71.6 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 overall 4-3 defensive end. However, he's now 35 years old and is giving teams "sticker shock" with his asking price. The Broncos, for example, were interested in him as a third-down pass-rusher before they settled on Shaun Phillips. At some point, Abraham will swallow his pride and accept a specialist role along with Dwight Freeney kind of money (two years, $8.75M). The Falcons, Titans and Patriots have all shown interest at various points this offseason.
Titans not expected to sign John Abraham | 05/22/2013 10:31 AM
NewsThe Nashville Tennessean doesn't expect the Titans to sign free agent John Abraham.
Jim Wyatt on Twitter
Impact"All those clamoring for a John Abraham signing should brace themselves for disappointment," tweeted beat writer Jim Wyatt. "The money Dwight Freeney got didn't help things." The Titans had been "staying in touch" with Abraham as recently as two Fridays ago, but Freeney scored a two-year, $8.75 million deal with $4.75 million guaranteed from the Chargers over the weekend. Tennessee has just over $6 million in cap room, and it hasn't signed a single draft pick yet.
Titans staying in touch with John Abraham | 05/11/2013 12:31 AM
NewsCoach Mike Munchak says the Titans are staying in touch with free agent John Abraham.
ImpactAbraham didn't sign with Tennessee by the end of the week as it was reported might happen, but he's not off their radar. Munchak also left the door open for the Titans to make a run at free agent Dwight Freeney. They hosted Israel Idonije early last week and are clearly in the market for defensive end assistance.
John Abraham wants to be full-time DE again | 05/10/2013 3:44 PM
NewsCiting a league source, Profootballtalk reports the holdup in John Abraham's free agency is his desire to be a full-time player again.
Profootballtalk on NBC Sports
ImpactAbraham wasn't a full-time player the past two seasons in Atlanta; the Falcons smartly managed his snaps and he was highly productive. Per PFT, "most teams" see Abraham as a 25 snaps-per-game pass rusher, but he wants to resume playing 60 a game. Abraham would be best served swallowing his pride to accept a rotational role on a contender. He's 35 years old and most effective on fewer reps.
Falcons in contact with Abraham about return | 05/06/2013 9:44 PM
NewsUSA Today reports the Falcons have been in contact with free agent John Abraham about re-signing, but Abraham isn't interested.
Impact"[The Falcons] were told by Abraham that it's not going to happen," writes Mike Garafolo. There was reportedly a "big push from inside the Falcons locker room" to bring the 35-year-old back. Abraham is likely a bit salty after getting cut and being replaced by fellow veteran Osi Umenyiora in Atlanta. Abraham remains in talks with the Titans, but he could visit another team if a deal isn't reached.
Report: Titans could sign Abraham this week | 05/06/2013 2:59 PM
NewsESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Titans are in discussions about signing free agent John Abraham in a move that could be finalized as soon as this week.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ImpactAbraham is coming off a ten-sack, six-forced fumble season while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 overall 4-3 defensive end. The Titans are in all-out win-now mode, hitting free agency hard and trading away a future third-round pick for the six-spot jump in the draft's second round that landed them Justin Hunter. Abraham would fit that criteria because he is 35 years old.
John Abraham not considering retirement | 05/04/2013 9:48 PM
NewsNFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirms that free agent DE John Abraham is not considering retirement.
ImpactAbraham hinted on his Twitter account Saturday that he was planning to retire, but the 35-year-old is reportedly just frustrated with the free-agent process. Now that the Falcons have moved on, Abraham could struggle to find a team that's willing to sign him. He visited with Titans earlier this week.
Dolphins haven't ruled out John Abraham | 04/12/2013 9:53 AM
NewsThe Dolphins haven't ruled out free agent John Abraham, but haven't "pursued him recently after initial conversations."
ImpactThat suggests Abraham will be a stronger possibility in South Florida if/when his price comes down. He'd be a luxury addition for a team that's already set along its defensive line. Abraham hasn't made a visit in over 20 days.
Saints to 'ponder' signing John Abraham? | 04/06/2013 12:37 PM
NewsThe New Orleans Times-Picayune expects the Saints to "ponder" free agent John Abraham.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
ImpactThe Saints were one of the first teams connected to Abraham shortly after his release from the Falcons, and a source told beat writer Larry Holder the team would consider signing the 35-year-old once the market cooled. We're at that stage. The Saints finished tied for 25th in sacks last season with 30.
Broncos reportedly cooling on John Abraham | 03/26/2013 7:24 PM
NewsAppearing on Total Access Tuesday, NFL Network's Michelle Beisner reported the Broncos' interest in free agent John Abraham is "not what it was."
ImpactThe obvious implication is that the Broncos are focusing on former Peyton Manning confidant Dwight Freeney, but it's possible they're simply moving on to cheaper options. Abraham has visited the Seahawks, Patriots and Broncos, but hasn't come close to landing a new deal. It's probably time for Abraham to lower his asking price.
Broncos to prioritize Abraham over Freeney | 03/24/2013 5:39 PM
NewsThe Denver Post reports the Broncos would rather sign free agent John Abraham than Dwight Freeney to replace Elvis Dumervil.
ImpactThe Post reports the Broncos will now "focus on" Abraham while keeping Freeney on the radar as a fallback "possibility." Abraham is no longer an every-down player, but he is an explosive edge rusher with dynamic ability to affect passers even going on age 35. Both Freeney and Abraham visited the Broncos last week.
John Abraham the best fit for Patriots? | 03/23/2013 1:34 PM
NewsESPN Boston believes John Abraham is the best fit among the veteran free agent defensive ends for the Patriots.
ImpactAbraham visited the Patriots earlier in the month, but nothing has developed yet with him, Dwight Freeney, and Osi Umenyiora. The soon-to-be 35-year-old Abraham would slot in perfectly as a sub-package edge rusher along with Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones in New England. We'd expect the trio of Abraham, Freeney, and Umenyiora to have new homes within a week.
John Abraham visiting Denver on Thursday | 03/20/2013 3:56 PM
NewsFree agent John Abraham will visit the Broncos on Thursday.
Adam Schefter on Twitter
ImpactThe Broncos will host Dwight Freeney first, however, meaning there's a chance Abraham never makes it to Denver. Thus far, Abraham has visited the Seahawks and Patriots, but doesn't appear to have come close to a new deal. Per the Miami Herald, the Dolphins have determined Abraham is "not a fit."
John Abraham visits the Dolphins | 03/16/2013 1:20 PM
NewsFree agent DE John Abraham visited the Dolphins earlier in the week.
Jeff Darlington on Twitter
ImpactThere have been conflicting reports on if the visit happened or not, but Profootballtalk's Mike Florio says his "best guess" is that the visit occurred on Tuesday night. Per NFL.com's Jeff Darlington, who is as clued in to the Dolphins as anyone, Abraham was at the Dolphins' facility, but he was there later than Miami expected him to be. Abraham reportedly missed his initial flight, but he booked a new one on his own dime to rekindle interest after the Dolphins moved on. Dolphins sources tell Darlington that the team still did not meet with Abraham. All in all, Abraham is still a free agent.
John Abraham still available in free agency | 03/15/2013 7:00 PM
NewsContrary to a previous report by a member of NFL Network, free agent DE John Abraham has not signed with the Patriots.
ImpactThe tweet stated that "Abraham is a Patriot," but it has since been deleted. Abraham is in New England on Friday, but no deal has been signed. He is still available to the highest bidder. Abraham is one of the top pass rushers left on the market, along with Elvis Dumervil, Dwight Freeney, James Harrison, and Osi Umenyiora.
John Abraham to visit the Patriots | 03/14/2013 10:20 PM
NewsFree agent DE John Abraham will visit the Patriots on Friday.
Albert Breer on Twitter
ImpactNew England is on the lookout for some pass rush help, and Abraham would certainly provide it. With the market price for pass rushers at an extremely low level, Abraham, 35 in May, could likely be had at a bargain rate.
John Abraham returns home after visits | 03/09/2013 10:55 PM
NewsA tweet from free agent John Abraham late Saturday indicated that he's returned home after club-facility visits to the 49ers and Seahawks.
John Abraham on Twitter
Impact"Thanks Seahawks (and) 49ers for great visits," he said. "Back home in A(tlanta), time for some rest." Abraham has drawn interest from the Titans and Bucs as well. We expect him to command at least $5 million annually on his next deal.
Jets have no interest in John Abraham | 03/09/2013 10:04 AM
NewsESPN New York confirmed the Jets have no interest in reuniting with free agent DE John Abraham.
Rich Cimini on Twitter
ImpactAbraham last played for the Jets in 2005 before joining the Falcons. Abraham is currently on a West Coast tour, having just met with the Seahawks Friday and set to officially visit with the 49ers Saturday. There's certainly no shortage of teams interested in the veteran pass rusher's services. New Orleans and Tampa Bay have also been mentioned as potential suitors.
Titans have not contacted John Abraham | 03/09/2013 12:59 AM
NewsThe Titans have not had any contact with free agent DE John Abraham since last week's release by the Falcons.
Jim Wyatt on Twitter
Impact"So far, no contact," reported Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean. Abraham has been floated as a free-agent target for Tennessee, but the "buzz" may be agent driven. Abraham was cut just over a week ago. It defies logic that the Titans would hold off on contacting Abraham if they were interested in a deal.
John Abraham leaves Seattle without contract | 03/08/2013 10:03 PM
NewsFree agent John Abraham left his Seahawks visit Friday without a contract in place.
Josina Anderson on Twitter
ImpactFor the time being at least, this makes Abraham unlikely to sign with Seattle. Abraham arrived in San Francisco "over an hour or so ago," and will dine with 49ers officials late Friday. His official visit will take place Saturday.
Buccaneers interested in John Abraham | 03/08/2013 8:04 PM
NewsThe Tampa Times confirms that the Buccaneers have interest in free agent DE John Abraham.
Tampa Bay Times
ImpactThe Bucs join a long list that definitely,/i> includes San Francisco and Seattle, and might include New Orleans and Tennessee. Tampa Bay is now expected to let free agent Michael Bennett walk, and Abraham could replace him on the left side, at least on passing downs. Abraham is a better edge rusher than Bennett.
Abraham to possibly visit Saints, Titans next | 03/08/2013 5:28 PM
NewsProfootballtalk's Mike Florio says free agent DE John Abraham could possibly be visiting the Titans and Saints next.
Profootballtalk on NBC Sports
ImpactTennessee was interested in Abraham last offseason before he re-upped in Atlanta on a three-year deal. They're actively searching for more pass-rush help to mix in with Kamerion Wimbley and Derrick Morgan. In New Orleans, Abraham would be a stand-up edge rusher in Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense.
49ers to host free agent pass rusher Abraham | 03/08/2013 2:54 PM
NewsIn addition to the Seahawks, free agent John Abraham has scheduled a visit with the 49ers.
ImpactHighly productive despite his age (35 in May), Abraham would be a scary addition to each of these Super Bowl contenders, and particularly in San Francisco playing opposite Aldon Smith. Abraham's 49ers visit is expected to take place Friday night and Saturday. He met with the Seahawks on Friday afternoon.
John Abraham to visit the Seahawks this week | 03/07/2013 3:27 PM
NewsFree agent DE John Abraham will visit the Seahawks this week.
Kimberly Jones on Twitter
ImpactIt's Abraham's first known visit since being released by the Falcons last Wednesday. The Seahawks are on the search for pass rushing help, and the 35-year-old Abraham would certainly fit the bill. He recorded ten sacks in 2012 while lining up all over the defensive front in Atlanta. Abraham would be a nice fit as Seattle's "Leo" pass rusher while Chris Clemons recovers from a torn ACL.
John Abraham plans to continue his career | 03/02/2013 9:17 AM
NewsFree agent John Abraham confirmed he has no intention of hanging up the cleats following Friday's release by the Falcons.
ImpactAbraham turns 35 in March. "Hopefully someone has enough trust in me and enough faith that I still got something in me," he said. "I still have a couple of more miles left on these wheels." Abraham is a situational pass rusher only at this stage, but he can still bring heat. He started 15-of-16 games last season en route to 10 sacks, six forced fumbles, and seven pass breakups.
John Abraham part of Falcons' salary purge | 03/01/2013 10:07 AM
NewsFalcons released DE John Abraham.
John Abraham a candidate for release in ATL | 02/04/2013 7:35 PM
NewsThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution names John Abraham as a potential candidate for release.
D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter
ImpactThe Falcons don't have much cap space, and they have a couple of contracts to hand out this offseason, one to Matt Ryan, who has one year left on his deal, and free agents SS William Moore and LT Sam Baker. Losing Abraham would be a major loss since he's the team's only legitimate pass rusher. Atlanta mustered up just 29 sacks in 2012, and Abraham had ten of them. The Falcons could save $10.4 million by cutting Abraham and Michael Turner.
Abraham triggers $1M escalator for 2013 | 01/30/2013 3:30 PM
NewsJohn Abraham triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $3.25 million to $4.25 million.
ImpactAbraham just signed a new three-year pact with the Falcons last offseason, and the deal contains $4 million in escalators. Turning 35 years old in May, Abraham is still going strong, and he's only missed six starts over the past six seasons. He currently ranks No. 13 on the all-time NFL sacks list with 122 quarterback take-downs.
Abraham active for NFC Championship vs. 49ers | 01/20/2013 2:44 PM
NewsJohn Abraham (ankle) is active for Sunday's NFC Championship game versus the 49ers.
ImpactAbraham will look to play more than the 15 snaps he played in last week's win over the Seahawks after "re-tweaking" the ankle. The Falcons declared QB Dominique Davis, OG Phillipkeith Manley, OG Harland Gunn, OT Lamar Holmes, DE Lawrence Sidbury, WR Tim Toone, and DT Travian Robertson inactive.
Abraham expects to start vs. 49ers Sunday | 01/18/2013 11:26 PM
NewsJohn Abraham (questionable, ankle) expects to start Sunday versus the 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
Impact"I feel good," Abraham said. "My workload was ramped up every day as the week progressed. Everyone is hurt at this time of year, but this is the NFC championship, so we all have to go." Coach Mike Smith believes Abraham can still push off his foot well enough to get pressure on dangerously elusive QB Colin Kaepernick.
John Abraham participates in team drills | 01/18/2013 1:30 PM
NewsFalcons RE John Abraham (questionable, ankle) participated in team drills during Friday's practice.
D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter
ImpactAlthough Abraham was officially "limited," it was his first participation in team drills of the week. Abraham is going to be active for Sunday's NFC title matchup with the San Francisco. Whether Atlanta's top pass rusher will be effective on the field -- or be able to last four quarters -- remains to be seem.
John Abraham doesn't practice Wednesday | 01/16/2013 5:21 PM
NewsFalcons DE John Abraham (ankle) was held out of Wednesday's practice.
D. Orlando Ledbetter on Twitter
ImpactThe Falcons are optimistic about Abraham's chances of suiting up for Sunday's NFC title game, but it's possible he won't get in any practice reps ahead of being labeled "questionable" on Friday's injury report. With everything on the line, Abraham will undoubtedly be active against the 49ers, but his snaps could be extremely limited.
Falcons expect Abraham to play in title game | 01/14/2013 3:39 PM
NewsAccording to Falcons coach Mike Smith, DE John Abraham's ankle injury is merely a "re-tweak," and he should resume practicing before the end of the week.
Jay Adams on Twitter
Abraham couldn't push off sprained ankle | 01/14/2013 10:04 AM
NewsJohn Abraham conceded that he couldn't push off his sprained left ankle after aggravating the injury in Sunday's game.
ImpactAbraham's explanation runs counter to coach Mike Smith's contention that the pass rusher's removal was "precautionary." Abraham vows to play versus the 49ers, however. "Oh yeah, you know me, you can't keep me out of that game," Abraham said. "We're going to treat the (heck) out of it."
Smith: Abraham 'retweaked' ankle sprain | 01/13/2013 6:19 PM
NewsCoach Mike Smith confirmed that John Abraham "retweaked" his ankle sprain just before halftime in Sunday's Divsional round win over the Seahawks.
John Manasso on Twitter
ImpactSmith added that keeping Abraham out of the game was "precautionary," which made sense with a three score lead. Had the decision been purely precautionary, the Falcons would have re-inserted their most effective pass rusher with Russell Wilson dominating the game in the third and fourth quarters. Abraham's ankle will be a factor in the NFC Championship game.
Abraham aggravates ankle injury vs. Seahawks | 01/13/2013 3:27 PM
NewsJohn Abraham aggravated his ankle injury late in the second quarter of Sunday's Divisional round game versus the Seahawks.
ImpactHe's questionable to return. The Falcons don't have a pass rush without Abraham, which is good news for a Seattle team passing heavily after falling behind 20-0. Should Atlanta keep the lead, Abraham's ankle will be a story to monitor for the NFC Championship game. Cliff Matthews is in the game as Abraham's replacement.
Abraham, Moore active for Falcons on Sunday | 01/13/2013 12:38 PM
NewsFalcons RE John Abraham (ankle) and SS William Moore (hamstring) are both active for Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game versus the Seahawks.
ImpactDunta Robinson (head) joins them. Abraham was listed as questionable on the injury report but was expected to play all along. Moore returns after missing the final four games of the regular season. The Falcons inactives are QB Dominique Davis, WR Tim Toone, CB Chris Owens (hamstring), OL Phillipkeith Manley, OL Harland Gunn, OL Lamar Holmes, and DE Lawrence Sidbury.
John Abraham will play on Sunday | 01/11/2013 7:02 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Jason La Canfora confirms Falcons RE John Abraham (ankle) will play in the Divisional Round despite being listed as questionable on the injury report.
ImpactAbraham was often listed as questionable during the regular season, but he played in 16-of-16 games, starting 15. La Canfora suggested that the Seahawks will test Abraham in run defense early in the game after he was carted off the field in Week 17. Abraham does not typically play on obvious run downs, however.
Smith confirms Abraham will practice on Wed. | 01/07/2013 8:37 PM
NewsFalcons head coach Mike Smith said that DE John Abraham (ankle) will practice on Wednesday.
ImpactSmith made no mention of Dunta Robinson (concussion). Abraham was carted off the field in Week 17, but he'll be all systems go for the Divisional Round game versus the Seahawks. Expect him to work along the defensive front and attack Seattle RT Breno Giacomini as much as possible.
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|Tackles||0||vs. SD||Week 1||5|
|Assists||0||vs. SD||Week 1||1|
|Sacks||0||vs. SD||Week 1||3|
|Sacks Yards||0||vs. SD||Week 1||28|
|Fumble Recoveries||0||vs. SD||Week 1||0|
|Defensive TD||0||vs. SD||Week 1||0|
|Interceptions||0||vs. SD||Week 1||0|
|Interceptions Yards||0||vs. SD||Week 1||0|
|Interceptions TD||0||vs. SD||Week 1||0|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Fumble Recoveries||3||2001 (NYJ)|
|FR TD||1||2001 (NYJ)|
|Interceptions Yards||6||2010 (Atl)|