Found May 29, 2013 on Patriots Life:
At the age of thirty-five, John Abraham is still out there on the market and almost everyone thinks he still has some gas in the tank so why hasn’t he been signed? Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post wrote an article explaining how Abraham has shocked every team he has visited demanding that he play at least 60% of snaps on defense. Obviously every team (including the Patriots) views Abraham as a threat to the quarterback so he is most useful in obvious passing situations. No team has found it in their hearts to offer 60% of their defensive snaps to John Abraham, but with the NFL now being such a pass-driven league, is it really that crazy of a thought? Almost every team passes as much as they run and the numbers might shock you. The Vikings were ranked second overall in rushing with Adrian Peterson leading the entire NFL in rushing yards, but even with all that success they had a more balanced approach then you would think. They had 486 total rushing attempts with seven differe...

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