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John Abraham reportedly passed on Falcons return

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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After being cut by the Atlanta Falcons, John Abraham said all the right things. He showed up on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" still donning Falcons gear and didn't shoot down a return to Atlanta.

That proverbial door seems to be closed.

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As he works toward a contract with the Tennessee Titans, Abraham has been peppered by fans on Twitter about returning to the Falcons.

"Y yall keep tweeting me like I did it," Abraham tweeted on Monday. "I got cut stop asking to come back plz."

According to USA Today Sports' Mike Garafolo, the Falcons' brass had been in contact with Abraham about bringing him back but were told it "wasn't going to happen."

The defensive end was owed a $5.75 million base salary before the Falcons clipped him.

The monetary compensation he currently is looking at with the Titans is unclear, as is if the Falcons' overture got that far. However, it is clear that while Abraham started his free agency touting a possible return to Atlanta, the situation has changed. The reason for the change -- whether it was the Falcons' signing of Osi Umenyiora, a lowball offer or simply a desire to move on -- only Abraham knows.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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