D. Orlando Ledbetter does a little bit of roster prognostication in one of his latest articles. It's that time of year where we all make off-the-wall guesses, and I generally let them pass without comment.
This time, though, DOL makes a suggestion and the headline of the piece goes one step further than that. The suggestion is that the Falcons cut John Abraham, which makes sense from a pure cap relief sense. You could save about $5 million by cutting ties with Abe this off-season, money that could go toward younger players. It wouldn't be totally illogical...if we weren't talking about John Abraham.
The Falcons have basically had one player over the last half decade capable of getting after the quarterback, as torgo3000 noted in his FanPost recently, and that player has been Abraham. Last year, he accounted for more than a third of the team's sacks. The next closest sack "master?" Kroy Biermann, with four. If you take away Abraham, you inevitably have a weaker pass rush.
Why The Falcons Will Not Cut John Abraham
The Falcoholic | Feb 5