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John Abraham Signs With Arizona Cardinals

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Carson Palmer and the Cardinals can rest a bit easier knowing John Abraham won't be terrorizing their backfield. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.
Carson Palmer and the Cardinals can rest a bit easier knowing John Abraham won't be terrorizing their backfield. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.

The Arizona Cardinals have signed DE John Abraham to a two-year contract worth about $6 million. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the signing, and CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora reported the details of the contract.

Coming off a 10-sack season with six forced fumbles, the market for Abraham’s services has been surprisingly quiet after a flurry of teams showed interest in the opening weeks of free agency. There were rumors that team’s had reservations over his contract demands, which would explain the lengthy gap to get him signed.

While Abraham is 35 years old, he’s been extremely productive for the Atlanta Falcons since joining the team in 2006. Abraham may have missed half the year in his inaugural season with Atlanta, but he’s only missed two games since then, and he’s only had two seasons in that same span in which he has failed to record 10 sacks for the year (one of those seasons he had 9.5 sacks).

Abraham will bring a strong veteran presence to Arizona’s defense, and he’ll be making the switch to outside linebacker after playing defensive end in the Falcons’ 4-3 defense.