John Abraham sent out a pair of cryptic (and since-deleted) tweets Saturday that suggested that the 35-year-old defensive end was readying his retirement. The first said "Retiring 13" and the second simply said "Done." Neither left much room for interpretation, as it seemed pretty clear that the veteran was ready to hang up his cleats.
According to NFL.com, however, Abraham will not be retiring. Ian Rapoport spoke to a source who said that there was "nothing to it" when asked about the tweets. Per the source, Abraham may have been expressing frustration at the free agent process, coming off a productive ten-sack season.
Abraham is struggling to find a home after being released by the Atlanta Falcons at the beginning of March. He has had meetings so far with the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Last week, he met with the Tennessee Titans. It's unclear whether any of those team view the veteran as more than a situational pass rusher, however. Abraham may not be able to get the contract he feels he deserves.