The Arizona Cardinals need a pass-rusher opposite Calais Campbell. John Abraham could fill that void.
According to Marc Sessler of NFL.com, Abraham will visit the Cardinals. Abraham is a veteran with a great pedigree, and he could help the Cardinals in multiple ways. He has 122 career sacks in 175 games.
He doesn’t appear to be a great schematic fit, as he anchored a four-man defensive line in Atlanta. However, the Cardinals run a base 3-4 defense, and they would have to incorporate more 4-3 for Abraham.
Still, he would fill a huge need for the Cardinals. Arizona doesn’t have many good pass-rushers, as it doesn’t have great outside linebackers, and Campbell has never picked up more than eight sacks in a season. Abraham is a great player who picked up 10 sacks last season, but he is aging.
If Abraham could do well in a 3-4, he would be a great addition for the Cardinals. He could provide experience and pass-rushing help, and if he can work out of a 3-4, it would be great for the Cardinals.
There are likely to be other teams after Abraham, as the Denver Broncos need pass-rushing help after losing Von Miller for four games. However, if the Cardinals offer Abraham a good contract, he could be donning Cardinal red come Week 1.