Abraham update

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    Abraham update

    By Tim Kavanagh | ESPN.com

     
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    Re: Abraham update

    Yup and Freeney is the same type defender a sub package DE in a 4-3. We have an adequate amount of guys who can play both styles 4-3 or 3-4,no sense adding another over the hill DE.

     
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    In response to sportsbozo1's comment:

    Yup and Freeney is the same type defender a sub package DE in a 4-3. We have an adequate amount of guys who can play both styles 4-3 or 3-4,no sense adding another over the hill DE.

     

    Among DEs last season Abraham ranked 12th in sacks, 2nd in forced fumbles and 3rd in pass deflections despite the fact that the rest of Atlanta's defensive line are JAGs.  That doesn't sound very over the hill to me.

     

     
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    I believe the issue is money and not want. Abraham has many suitors but is asking top dollar and ain't moving off it. With all our signings and draft picks I'm thinking we no longer have any room for him.

     
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    In response to BassFishingII's comment:

    if BB is going more 3-4, this is what I was suggesting based on our draft. Abraham is a 4-3 guy and is he's supposed to really only be a subrusher for a 4-3 team at this point, a team that runs more 3-4 than normal, may not be a fit for either party.

     



    The Pats aren't going 3-4, they're staying with a 4-3. 

     
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    Pats will be multiple fronts as always, and if they bring in Abraham and if he is playing like last year, he will be on the field on passing downs, period. If they don't then one of the young guys will have to step up.

     
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    I think the Pats are right there with CAP spending...I have them at $114M for the top 51...about $6M in dead money pending what ever happens with the Fanene money and at $3.5 for the rookie slots...sure they can cut some one, or renegotiate some one, to make room for Abraham, but I am thinking Collins makes Abraham a moot issue.

     
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    Serious question:  Given the current roster, draft and the potential (uncertain, I know) availability of veteran FAs in the coming months do the Pats really need this guy?  I recognize that there is a certain implied optimism in my question but I'm beginning to think that rkarp is correct that the whole Abraham exercise is moot.

     
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    any team including the Pats takes him at between $1-1.5...I think once you go over $2M...its the Falcons, Titans and Dolphins in the race, or another team that suffers injury in camp/preseason

     
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    In response to rkarp's comment:

    any team including the Pats takes him at between $1-1.5...I think once you go over $2M...its the Falcons, Titans and Dolphins in the race, or another team that suffers injury in camp/preseason



    I think the Pats have roll over of about 6M so tyhey have that wiggle room.

    I think the Pats would probably go about 2.25M, but I agree - any aging vet takes a roster spot from a promising young guy, so you are trading immediate production vs. the ability to develop someone who you might not be able to sneak to the PS and therefore lose

     

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