Truth & Rumors > NFL

Conflicting reports on Abraham's retirement

Views
6956
Comments
6

06:57 AM ET 05.06 | First, the facts: Free agent defensive end John Abraham sent out two tweets Saturday, both of which were deleted, referencing "retiring 13" and "Done." However, Abraham, who turns 35 on Monday, is not ready to leave football just yet, per TitanInsider.com. The free agent visited with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday and Friday, but has yet to find a landing spot this off-season since leaving the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons opted for Osi Umenyiora in free agency as their situational pass rusher. Abraham has 32.5 sacks the past three seasons and certainly could help a team like the Titans or someone else as a pass rush specialists. The matter could be how much money Abraham is willing to play for in 2013.

National Football Post

John Abraham, Icon Sports John Abraham, Icon Sports
May 6, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Very hard for aging upper end players to accept that they will need to take a pay cut. James Harrison turned down the Steelers offer, which lead to him being cut and he eventually had to settle for even less $$.

May 6, 2013  08:46 AM ET

He probably has a bottom line and will retire if teams aren't willing to meet it.

May 6, 2013  10:39 AM ET

When you are making the big bucks, save some of it for retirement, then when you get older (for the game) then you can afford to play for less for the love of the game. Once you reach a certain age you are not worth the big bucks and that is a fact of life.
Heck, wish i was 35 years of age and had his kind of money. I am over twice that and hoping to have enough money to get through retirement. The way our great government is giving away money to those who have not earned the free ride they are getting they have to screw the retired people who PAID for their retirement benefits. Just a little sidebar to players such as he can appreciate how good they have it.

May 6, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He probably has a bottom line and will retire if teams aren't willing to meet it.

Good point.

May 6, 2013  01:25 PM ET

He's 35 years old: Nothing to see here!

 
May 6, 2013  02:55 PM ET

Another Victim of The Cap!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2365
    Comments
    231
  2. 2
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    255
    Comments
    148
  3. 3
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1915
    Comments
    139
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    6788
    Comments
    90
  5. 5
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    494
    Comments
    88

SI.com

SI Photos