NFL free agency: John Abraham reportedly has offer from Cardinals

Kevin C. Cox

The Arizona Cardinals have reportedly offered free agent defensive end John Abraham a contract.

The Arizona Cardinals have made an offer to free agent defensive end John Abraham, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Abraham visited with the Cardinals on Wednesday, and the visit must have gone well.

Abraham has been a tough nut to crack in negotiations. Several teams have shown interest in him this offseason, including the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, but Abraham has had an asking price that teams are unwilling to meet for the aging pass rusher.

Abraham may be getting older -- he's 35 this season -- but he's still productive. He notched 10 sacks in 2012 while starting all 16 games for the Atlanta Falcons. The prior two seasons, Abraham notched 9.5 and 13 sacks, respectively, so it's not as though there has been a steady decline.

Which likely speaks to just how high his asking price has been. Abraham previously stated that he wanted $12 million per year on a multi-year deal, and went so far as to suggest that even if he was playing "terrible," he would still want at least $5 million per year.

With Arizona, Abraham would be an outside linebacker given the 3-4 alignment, though it's hard to imagine him dropping back into coverage at this point in his career. Lorenzo Alexander and Sam Acho are the top outside linebackers at the moment, so there's definitely room for Abraham, provided they use him to his strengths.

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