John Abraham LB ARI 11 months ago

Abraham is wanted by police in Brookhaven, Georgia for a charge of misdemeanor battery, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Between his struggles with concussion symptoms and off-the-field issues, Abraham faces an uncertain professional future. He said this weekend that he's 50-50 on returning for a 15th season, but there haven't been any further updates, and a return to the NFL might now require dealing with league discipline.

John Abraham LB ARI 1 year ago

Abraham (concussion) is "50-50" whether he'll return for a 15th season in 2015, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Abraham suffered a concussion in Week 1 this past season, and after entering the NFL's protocol for head injuries, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the linebacker had been suffering from memory loss for more than a year, raising speculation that he may have played his last professional down. Indeed, Abraham was soon placed on season-ending injured reserve, and the Cardinals' dearth of linebacker depth forced defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to turn to five or six defensive backs on most plays. With Bowles' departure during the offseason to coach the Jets, the Cardinals elevated outside linebackers coach James Bettcher to helm the defense. Bettcher's direction helped Abraham accumulate 11.5 sacks during his first campaign with the Cardinals in 2013, meaning the pass rusher's return could be contingent upon his health status, not to mention how the organization proceeds in free agency and the upcoming draft.

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The Cardinals have placed Abraham (concussion) on IR, the team's official site reports.

The report notes with the linebacker's contract set to expire after this season, Abraham has probably played his last game for the Cardinals. Abraham's roster spot was filled by the team's addition of punter Drew Butler.

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Abraham did not pass his concussion test Tuesday.

Though Abraham rejoined the Cardinals on Tuesday after briefly pondering retirement, it doesn't appear likely that he'll be sufficiently recovered from the concussion in time for Sunday's Week 3 tilt with the 49ers. The Cardinals will have a bye the week after, which could allow Abraham to return to action in Week 5, resulting in him missing just two games. Any return, however, will be contingent on Abraham ultimately passing all concussion tests. It's certainly not a given with the 36-year-old complaining of memory loss after his most recent head injury.

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Abraham will return to the Cardinals on Tuesday, reports.

Abraham took a leave from the Cardinals' team last week after enduring another concussion, which reportedly coincides with the 15-year veteran already suffering from memory loss. Nonetheless, Abraham has apparently decided to re-join Arizona on Tuesday, when he's anticipated to get cleared to play following his most recent concussion. Should that happen, Abraham would be in contention to play this Sunday against the 49ers.

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Abraham (concussion) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Giants,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

Abraham will almost certainly miss this week's game after suffering a concussion Monday. His status beyond Week 2 has yet to be determined, but a decision will need to come soon - after being placed on the restricted list Wednesday, Abraham either needs to return to the team within five days or decide to sit out the rest of the season.

John Abraham LB ARI 2 years ago

Abraham (concussion) was placed on the reserve list Wednesday, and if he doesn't return within five days, he'll miss the remainder of the season, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

After sustaining a concussion in Monday's win versus the Chargers, Abraham left the Cardinals, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, with no indication one way or the other whether he would rejoin the team. Per Schefter, Abraham has been enduring memory loss for more than a year, meaning the pass rusher could be contemplating retirement. The loss would be another blow to a Cardinals defense that lost last year's leading tackler, Karlos Dansby, in free agency, Daryl Washington to suspension, and Darnell Dockett to a torn ACL. If Abraham's career is indeed over, Sam Acho is the leading candidate to cover the other outside linebacker spot opposite Matt Shaughnessy.

John Abraham LB ARI 2 years ago

Abraham has entered the NFL's concussion protocol, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Abraham, who left the regular season opener Monday due to the ailment, has been afflicted with one head injury of mild variety in his lengthy career. During that instance in 2008, the vaunted pass rusher was able to practice all week, but the current protocol wasn't yet in place. As a result, his practice participation should be watched closely this week, with Friday's injury report forecasting his availability for Sunday's contest versus the Giants in New York.

John Abraham LB ARI 2 years ago

Abraham is being evaluated for a concussion, and he's questionable to return to Monday's game against the Chargers, the Arizona Repbulic's Kent Somers reports.

Abraham hit his head on a San Diego lineman while trying to get around the edge on a pass play. If the concussion is confirmed, he'll miss the rest of Monday's game, and then be subject to the NFL's concussion protocol. Sam Acho and/or Tom Keiser figure(s) to see added playing time in Abraham's absence.

John Abraham LB ARI 2 years ago

Abraham participated in Monday's padded practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Abraham's fitness level isn't known, but he's nonetheless fitting in individual drills at the very least. While it's unknown if he'll be available to play in the Cardinals' third preseason contest Sunday versus the Bengals, he should be ready once the regular season commences on Sept. 8 against the Chargers, barring a potential suspension for a DUI arrest in June.