Former Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was a key member of the New York Jets defense some time ago, and some fans have wondered about a possible reunion between the Jets and Abraham. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York via Twitter, a source stated that the Jets are not interested in signing the 34-year-old DE.
Abraham is currently visiting two west coast teams looking to add a veteran pass rushers in the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. The Super Bowl contenders out of the NFC West are also looking closely at Cullen Jenkins. The Seahawaks took a look Abraham yesterday, while the San Francisco 49ers will host John Abraham on a visit today.
The Jets could definitely use another pass rusher, but it is best for the Jets to add one of the elite guys in this draft than rather signing a veteran. Dion Jordan of the Oregon Ducks is the top choice, and former LSU Tigers standout Barkevious Mingo is also a good option for the Jets in the first-round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Two NFC South teams in the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneeers could also show interest in Abraham, so there is a chance that he jumps from the Falcons to a rival in the division. Abraham won’t do much for you on run defense, but he is a phenomenal pass rusher and continues to be one of the best pass rushing threats in the NFL despite his age. The Pro Football Focus tabbed him with a whopping 38 hurries and ten sacks last season.
Another team rumored to be interested in Abraham, the Tennessee Titans, are also most likely not interested as they have not contacted Abraham yet, per Titans beat guy Jim Wyatt. On another note regarding his west coast stop in Seattle, Abraham did not receive a contract from the Seahawks. So now, the focus is on the 49ers and how things go with his visit there today.
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