For those who were holding out hope that the Atlanta Falcons might attempt to sign veteran defensive end John Abraham at a vastly discounted salary after cutting him back on March 1, that idea no longer appears to be a possibility.
Citing a person informed of preliminary talks between the Falcons and Abraham, USA Today reported late on Monday that Abraham was not interested in doing so, despite interest on the Falcons end and what was described as a big push from inside the Falcons locker room. (Thats not exactly surprising news as Abraham was not only one of the Falcons longest-tenured but also most productive players on defense.)
The fact that Abraham is unlikely to return means a couple of things for the Falcons at the crucial defensive end position.
The first is that newly signed defensive end Osi Umenyiora will likely end up playing about 85 percent of the snaps on the right side perhaps even more, which is a much larger load than he has been accustomed to the last few sea...