Around the League

Presented By

John Abraham not retiring despite two cryptic tweets

On an otherwise sleepy Saturday in the NFL, two cryptic messages from John Abraham's Twitter account piqued our attention.

Abraham wrote "Retiring 13" and "Done," before later deleting the tweets.

Free-agent tracker


NFL free agency is underway. Follow all of the latest player rumors and signings in our free-agent tracker. More...

Was this Abraham's retirement notice? Not quite.'s Ian Rapoport reached out to a source close to the defensive end, who said there was "nothing to it."

The source added that "perhaps (Abraham is) expressing the frustration" he has with a free-agent process that hasn't yielded a new job. With Abraham coming off a 10-sack season -- and with 122 sacks in 13 productive seasons -- the relative cold shoulder can't be pleasant.

Then again, it's not like Abraham has failed to garner any interest. The Atlanta Falcons have moved on, but he already has visited the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Rapoport reported Thursday that the Tennessee Titans also were scheduled to host him.

Abraham, who turns 35 on Monday, still could bring value to a team that seeks a situational pass rusher. He just might have to swallow his pride in matters of perceived fiscal worth.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content