So John Abraham and Dwight Freeney are both still hanging out unemployed. With teams like the Broncos, Patriots, Saints, Steelers and Dolphins all rumored to be interested.
When it comes to the Dolphins, a report from the Miami Herald has some new info on their interest in John Abraham. Which is to say, it's lukewarm. Pro Football Talk lays out the scenario the Dolphins, which is also pretty similar to the Patriots.
With a desire to upgrade the offensive line in addition to a need for more pass rushing help for Cameron Wake, the Dolphins have a good chance of landing a player who fills one of those holes in the draft. If they don’t land someone for the other spot, they can pursue either Abraham or one of the veteran right tackles on the market. Several other teams are in similar positions, which means that they are unlikely to miss out on a chance to make their bid for a free agent because they all get scooped up prior to the draft.
The Patriots also have other needs, and might look to fill the void Abraham would fill in the draft. Either that, or they'll wait until other teams start to move on players like Abraham or Freeney so their market starts to take shape.
The way PFT explains things, it seems like things might actually start moving after the draft. That will shorten the pool of teams in line for Abraham or Freeney's services, but it will speed things up. After all, these guys have to sign at some point don't they? It was almost a month ago that they both visited the Patriots. All of the other free-agents the Patriots have had in for visits have signed.