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John Abraham, Titans might reach deal by week's end

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed Saturday there was "nothing to" free agent John Abraham's cryptic tweets that suggested he was considering retirement.

Now the pass rusher might be close to finding his next NFL home.

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After "kicking his tires" in a workout last week, the Tennessee Titans will try to hammer out a deal with Abraham this week, two sources informed of the team's plans tell Rapoport.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the Titans' interest in reaching a deal this week.

Although the Titans' interest in Abraham goes back to last offseason, finalizing a contract could be tricky. Abraham reportedly was seeking a contract in the range of at least $5 million annually, a prohibitive salary for a situational pass rusher likely to be relegated primarily to third downs.

Signing Abraham would "not necessarily" mean the end of the Titans' interest in Dwight Freeney, one of the sources told Rapoport.

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