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ATLANTA- Will he stay or will he go? That was the question that surrounded Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham during this season’s free agency period.
The Falcons reportedly were ready to let “the Predator” walk in a move that would removed the veteran leadership out of the defensive side of the team’s locker room.
Obviously despite offers from reportedly the Broncos and Titans, John decided to take what Atlanta had on the table.
But why? To read this feature and watch video of " The Predator," please click the link below.
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For much of the offseason, it appeared John Abraham was a player the Falcons could not afford to re-sign.
As it turned out, Abraham was a player the team could not afford to lose. He says Atlanta was the place he never wanted to leave.
After proving he remains productive by leading the team with 9 1/2 sacks in 2011, he signed a three-year, $16.72 million contract in March.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On the final day of mini-camp on Thursday the Falcons announced that training camp will start on July 26 and so with exactly 35 days until then, it's time to look forward to what some of the top story lines will be.
Asked the question, head coach Mike Smith sees it as being the battles along the offensive and defensive lines. It's worth noting that that...
The first Falcons mini-camp is under-way and we are still a bit away from the first pre-season game. It's the perfect time to convey at the Grits Blitz roundtable so pull up a chair and listen to what we have to say and feel free to chime in with your answers as well. The first point of discussion is position battles. The Falcons are a veteran team so many spots are locked down...
Perhaps a little too pent up after skipping voluntary workouts, Falcons defensive end John Abraham released some aggression during the team’s mandatory minicamp.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Abraham “got into a scuffle” with Adam Nissley, yanking off the rookie tight end’s helmet after he went too low on a block.
“What the [expletive] is wrong with you...
The Atlanta Falcons get no love from the media, but on paper it is hard to bet against this team. Matt Ryan is one of the most winningest quarterbacks over the last four years. This off-season, he has dedicated himself to making the leap from a top ten quarterback to an "Elite" quarterback. What is Elite? Is it purely based on playoff wins? If so Tim Tebow is elite.......
Roddy White of the Atlanta Falcons has never been shy to speak his mind, and he is quite probably one of the most prolific Twitter users within the team. Most of the fans are therefore more than familiar with where he stands on a variety of issues. They know he’s never liked the new labor deal, and that he had vocally opposed it even before it was accepted last summer. He has also...
The Titans and the Atlanta Falcons plan to meet about halfway in August for a joint practice at a Georgia high school during training camp.
The Titans announced Thursday they had agreed with the Falcons on the joint practice Aug. 5 to be held in Dalton, Ga., at Coahulla High School. The session will be open and free to the public.
Tennessee coach Mike Munchak noted Thursday that...