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John Abraham, ex-Falcon, to visit Arizona Cardinals

For NFL teams still on the hunt for free-agent pass-rushing help, John Abraham sits out there as the best of the bunch.'s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the defensive end will visit the Arizona Cardinals, per a league source. Abraham was released by the Falcons in March after seven productive seasons in Atlanta, but he's bound to find work as training-camp injuries mount.

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Abraham, 35, drew open-market interest from the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, among others, this spring, but he reportedly sought a paycheck that teams weren't willing to float for an edge rusher who's on the wrong side of 30.

The Cardinals make some sense, but Abraham would be operating out of a 3-4 front in Arizona after spending years as the anchor of a four-man line with the Falcons.

The Cardinals could use a lift at outside linebacker, where Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander have struggled to rush the quarterback. With Jasper Brinkley and Daryl Washington (following his suspension) on the inside, there's a pool of talent in the desert. Abraham would help.

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