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March 7, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Report: John Abraham to visit Seahawks

Falcons DE John Abraham to visit Seattle
By D. Orlando Ledbetter | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Teams can’t sign unrestricted free agents until Tuesday, March 12, but defensive end John Abraham is already on the market.

The Falcons released the defensive end last week as part of a salary-cap purge.

He will visit the Seahawks this week, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Abraham will be 35 by the time next season starts, but he has been one of the league’s top edge rushers, and he had 10 sacks last season.

Abraham re-signed with Atlanta just last year, but was released on Friday by the Falcons.

At this point in his career, Abraham is probably more of a situational pass rusher, which could fit nicely with what Seattle is looking for: A veteran to provide reinforcement behind Bruce Irvin and some insurance as Chris Clemons comes back from a knee injury.

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