Much attention has been paid to Mr. John Abraham. Since visiting with the Patriots nearly 2 months ago, he has yet to sign with any other teams. The Patriots weren't the only team he visit of course.
Besides the Patriots, five other teams have all hosted Abraham before today, none have been willing to meet his price. Now it seems another suitor has entered the mix.
Veteran pass-rusher John Abraham will visit the #Titans today and tomorrow, I'm told. Interesting...
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2013
We posted a couple of days ago that a deal could be in the works between Abraham and the Patriots, per a report from Mike Loyko. That made a lot of logical sense obviously. With the Broncos trading for Shaun Phillips, they filled the need that Dumervil left. It was Loyko's understanding that the Abraham sweepstakes was between Denver and New England, so that obviously put the Patriots in the forefront.
The problem of course, is the money. Don't start saying "same old Patriots" either, Abraham is asking for an almost unreasonable amount considering the market. He apparently wants $5 million a year despite how awful he may end up playing. Most teams don't make those kinds of deals. Especially when Osi Umenyiora just signed a two year $8.5 million deal and he's better than Abraham at this stage.
So, the Tennessee has entered the ring, but unless they are overpaying for Abraham, the Patriots are still very much in it.