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    Falcons release everyone

    Or at least Turner, Robinson and Abraham.

    Mostly broke dicks, but Abraham has just a little bit left in the tank if he comes cheap enough.

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    I think these are all smart moves by the Falcons.

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    They won't really miss any except maybe Abraham. All way past their prime and probably have a couple years left IF someone picks them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggloo View Post
    I think these are all smart moves by the Falcons.
    +2....

    Like NSB said above...when Abraham is healthy...he's effective...
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    I don't really understand releasing Abraham unless they just absolutely had to. Not that he's phenomenal at this stage of his career, but they have quite literally no outside pass rush now.
    “I spent a lot of money on booze, women, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.” -- George Best

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueNBlue View Post
    I don't really understand releasing Abraham unless they just absolutely had to. Not that he's phenomenal at this stage of his career, but they have quite literally no outside pass rush now.
    Perhaps they're prepping to make a run at Avril or Michael Johnson (if he isn't tagged).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueNBlue View Post
    I don't really understand releasing Abraham unless they just absolutely had to. Not that he's phenomenal at this stage of his career, but they have quite literally no outside pass rush now.

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    They have Sam Baker, Brett Grimes and William Moore to try and re-sign. Hope they don't tag Moore, I want him in Frisco.
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    They better get themselves some pass rushers.

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    John Abraham at 35 wasn't about to give you much, especially for the dollars. Good moves by them to clean up their cap. Supposedly they like Talib as well as wanting to keep their own free agents. They need 2-3 DEs too. AT least one will likely be their first roudner.
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    To be fair, some teams just operate in a vacuum. If a player isn't worth his money, boom, he's gone.

    Hell the Pats do it all the time. They're probably the most notorious team doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    John Abraham at 35 wasn't about to give you much, .
    That's a bit relative to what the people replacing him can give you.
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    Sure, but I don't think you can justfiy spending what they saved to find out. Nobody would be pushing them to spend 5 mil or so on Abraham if he had played for someone else last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastradamus View Post
    Nobody would be pushing them to spend 5 mil or so on Abraham if he had played for someone else last year.
    I don't know. Guy still put up double digit sacks last year and showed he still can get after the passer (even without getting any help from the other side of the DL). And $5 million is peanuts these days in the NFL.

    Will be interesting to see what he gets on the open market.

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    He'll either go to NE at a reasonable $, or get paid way more than he's worth. Are the Eagles in the market for an over-paid, past their prime DE?

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