Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) runs with the ball against Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham (55) in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. The 49ers won 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals: John Abraham to Visit Cardinals

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.


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