Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/24/13
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer John Abraham came to Arizona strictly as a pass rusher, a 35-year-old player nearing the end of an outstanding career. But injuries to both of the Cardinals' starting outside linebackers thrust Abraham into the role of an every-down player. It's a job he's embraced as a chance to show he's still got it. Last week against Seattle, he provided the evidence, twice jarring the ball from quarterback Russell Wilson to force a turnover. Now Abraham, the NFL's active career leader in sacks with 124 and forced fumbles with 46, faces his former team, the Atlanta Falcons. Abraham spent seven highly productive seasons with Atlanta before he was let go in the offseason, as is often the case in the NFL, for someone younger and cheaper. ''I just hope I go to the right sideline,'' he joked. The Falcons cut Abraham on March 5, saving a reported $5.5 million. He acknowledged he was disappointed with the way it ended. ''But at the same time ...
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