Heading into the month of June, veteran defensive end John Abraham is still sitting out on the open market as a free agent. So far this offseason, the 35-year-old pass rusher has visited with the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks, but has left every single meeting without a deal.
Abraham's old employer, the Atlanta Falcons, replaced him with former New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora, whom was pried away with a two-year deal. This, of course, signaled the end of Abraham's seven-year tenure with the franchise.
During Sirius XM Radio spot on Tuesday, Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports discussed Abraham's free agent situation and suggested the New York Giants were the perfect landing spot for the veteran.
Currently, the Giants have Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul pegged as the starters with Mathias Kiwanuka rotating in as a backup and will likely play the "joker" role in 2013. The team also drafted Texas A&M's Damontre Moore in the third round, who could see some key playing time in his rookie season.
Unless Abraham drops his demands significantly between now and the beginning of the season, the Giants just don't make sense as a potential landing spot for him. For starters, the Giants have approximately $3.31 million left in cap space and still have to sign draftees Justin Pugh and Ryan Nassib to their rookie contracts. Also, if the Giants really wanted to sign a veteran pass rusher that was looking for decent money, they could have either just re-signed Umenyiora or signed former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney, who wanted to play for the Giants, but ended up getting more money to sign with the San Diego Chargers.
The Broncos made sense for Abraham, who wanted him as a situational pass rusher, but Abraham reportedly wants to be "playing 60 percent" of the snaps on the field, and with the Giants, that may not be the case. If the Giants were to have interest, Abraham's role would be similar to what Denver would have been looking for.
In 2012, Abraham did have a productive season in Atlanta, notching 10 sacks with seven pass deflections and six forced fumbles in 16 games and isn't showing any major signs of slowing down. But again, the Giants have more pressing issues to tackle before the start of training camp and unless Abraham came to the Giants willing to take a major discount to play for a one-year deal, then him landing with Big Blue likely isn't happening for 2013.
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