John Abraham will not be returning to Falcons

Team looked into getting veteran pass rusher back Brad Biggs

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At some point the Atlanta Falcons went back to John Abraham to see if the veteran pass rusher was interested in returning.

But after being released in March, he had no interest in re-signing with the club. Abraham made that clear on his personal Twitter account Monday, writing, “Y yall keep tweeting me like I did it. I got cut stop asking to come back plz.”

Abraham is in the mix to go elsewhere and the Tennessee Titans could be a match. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports Abraham will not choose to go back to the Falcons, who released the now 35-year-old because they did not want to pay him $5.75 million this coming season.

If the Falcons have one need area on their defense, it’s at end. The team’s pass rush wasn’t what it needed to be last season and adding Osi Umenyiora basically replaced Abraham. It’s not like there has been a dramatic upgrade in personnel.

We’ll see if Abraham can get something going with the Titans or another team in the coming days. Surely, it will not be for $5.75 million.

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