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John Abraham

John Abraham - #55 - DE

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 263 lbs.
Birthday 05/06/1978
Birthplace Timmonsville, SC
College South Carolina
Years played 14
Drafted 2000, 1st round, 13th pick by Jets

Falcons release Abraham, Robinson, Turner

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Falcons released DE John Abraham, CB Dunta Robinson and RB Michael Turner on Friday, the team announced. 

Falcons' Abraham arrested on misdemeanor charges

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Falcons DE John Abraham was arrested on misdemeanor obstruction charges on Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. 

Falcons looking for pass-rush specialist to emerge

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons' search for a pass-rush specialist to work into the DE rotation has been going on for years.

Falcons see opportunities for competition on D-line

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, time is running out for Falcons DE Lawrence Sidbury to show significant improvement.

Falcons re-sign DE Abraham

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
The Falcons re-signed DE John Abraham, PFW's best defensive player available, to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Dimitroff perplexed by Falcons' playoff disappointment

Posted Feb. 25, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Frustration is mounting in Atlanta, but it doesn't make the Falcons' lack of postseason success any easier for the team to fathom or correct.

Free-agent scouting report: Falcons DE John Abraham

Posted Feb. 24, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
John Abraham, who will turn 34 in May, still can bolster a team's pass rush and appears likely to hit the open market.

Agent: Abraham likely to test market

Posted Feb. 22, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Falcons DE John Abraham is likely to hit the free-agent market, according to his agent, Rich Rosa.

Johnson, Abraham, Lee named NFC players of week

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson, Falcons DE John Abraham and 49ers P Andy Lee are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played for Week 15, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Healthy again, Falcons' Abraham looks to finish strong

Posted Dec. 16, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
At the age of 33, and in his contract year, John Abraham could make a huge difference for the Falcons' defense down the stretch.

Falcons DE Edwards' production lacking

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
The Falcons made DE Ray Edwards their signature free-agent addition this offseason with the expectation that he would boost the pass rush playing opposite John Abraham.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups in the Packers' Week Five game against the Falcons Sunday evening. 

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Containing Falcons DEs John Abraham and Ray Edwards will be a tough test for the Bears' young offensive tackles.

Pursuit of title drives Falcons DE Abraham

Posted Aug. 22, 2011 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
John Abraham, entering his 12th season and sixth with the Falcons, senses the hunger to get over the hump is greater than ever in Atlanta.

Falcons DE Abraham expecting best from Bears O-line

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
PFW asked Falcons DE John Abraham if he and his fellow defensive linemen are licking their chops as they prepare for the Bears' offensive line in Week One.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Marshall likely to leave Panthers after season

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With Panthers CB Richard Marshall likely to qualify for unrestricted free agency after this season, he's expected to leave for greener pastures, according to NFC South Whispers.

Falcons' pass-rush pressure issue to watch

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Mustering more of a pass rush — both off the edge as well as inside — might be just the ticket for overall defensive improvement for the Falcons, who are coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in franchise history.

Falcons under pressure to improve pass rush

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
In addition to finding help at cornerback, one of the Falcons' more important tasks this offseason will be upgrading their personnel at defensive end to help bolster a pass rush that made just 28 sacks in 2009.


Posted March 20, 2013
The Denver Broncos are set to talk with free agent pass rushers Dwight Freeney and Abraham on Thursday, 48 hours after they submitted a new contract proposal to Elvis Dumervil.||||||| Freeney, 33, and Abraham, 34, are both older and less productive than Dumervil, 29, but might make financial sense for the Broncos, who had to cut Dumervil last week to avoid paying him $12 million in 2013.
Posted March 01, 2013
Abraham was released by the Falcons on Friday.||||||| This was not a surprise move even though Abraham remains one of the league's top pass rushers. The Falcons were able to save money in their quest to get younger. Abraham has been the Falcons' only consistent pass rusher since being acquired from the New York Jets in 2006. At age 34, he led the team with 10 sacks but had to cut back on his snaps in a bid to stay healthy.
Posted Jan. 16, 2013
Abraham is starting Sunday in the NFC title game.||||||| Abraham is starting after he was limited through the practice week with a sore left ankle.
Posted Jan. 13, 2013
Atlanta's starting lineup includes Abraham (ankle), safety William Moore (hamstring) and cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) in Sunday's divisional playoff game against Seattle.||||||| Falcons backup safety Charles Mitchell (calf) also is active.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Abraham returned for Sunday's 30-28 victory over Seattle.||||||| Abraham, the Falcons' top pass rusher, left Atlanta's 22-17 loss to Tampa Bay on Dec. 30 with a left ankle injury.