Falcons tried to bring John Abraham back

Falcons tried to bring John Abraham back
DE John Abraham collected 68.5 sacks in seven years with the Falcons.
  • John Abraham is still in contact with the Titans about a possible contract.
  • John Abraham had heard enough from Atlanta Falcons fans asking him to return to the team. After all, he wasn’t the one who ended his seven-year run with the organization.

    “Y yall keep tweeting me like I did it,” Abraham tweeted on Monday. “I got cut stop asking to come back plz”.

    At one point, it wasn’t just the fans asking Abraham to return.

    The Falcons have been in contact with the free-agent defensive end and future Hall of Fame candidate about a return, but were told by Abraham it’s not going to happen, a person informed of those talks told USA TODAY Sports.

    The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the conversations were to remain private, said no official offer was made but the front office made inquiries to see if Abraham would return at a steep discount. The person said there was also a big push from inside the Falcons locker room for Abraham to consider coming back.

    Abraham, who has never played in a Super Bowl and came awfully close last season, was owed $5.75 million in base salary this season before being released.

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    Wherever he winds up, he’ll have to take a discount from that figure, but he was not interested in doing so with the Falcons.

    Abraham most recently visited the Tennessee Titans last week and talks are ongoing with the team, according to another person, who was briefed on Abraham’s conversations with clubs. The person, who requested anonymity because neither side has commented publicly, said Abraham could wind up making a visit to another team if he can’t reach an agreement with the Titans.

    Before the draft, Abraham visited the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

    Abraham turned 35 Monday. His Twitter account sent out tweets over the weekend indicating he was going to retire, though those tweets have since been deleted.Abraham isn’t the only veteran with an impressive resume still on the market.

    Fellow defensive end Dwight Freeney remains unsigned. Freeney also visited the Broncos and Patriots but left without a contract after both meetings.