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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed John Abraham (groin) will play in Week 17 against San Francisco.

The Cardinals must win Sunday's game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Arians told reporters Friday that Abraham "is fine" and "on track" to play his normal role. After a slow start, Abraham has come on very strong in Arizona, registering 11.5 sacks -- his most since the 2010 season in Atlanta.

John Abraham LB ARI 7 Months

Cardinals OLB John Abraham (groin) is considered a game-time decision for Week 17.

The Cardinals need all hands on deck as they attempt to beat the 49ers and keep their slim playoff hopes alive, so even if he's on a snap count, we'd expect Abraham to be active. The 35-year-old veteran is in the midst of a fine season, entering Week 17 with 11.5 sacks. He's graded out as the No. 17 3-4 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

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John Abraham left Sunday's game against the Falcons in the fourth quarter with a head injury and is questionable to return.

Abraham appeared to be fine as trainers weren't even looking at him on the sideline. The 35-year-old pass rusher had a sack and a batted pass before leaving.

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Cardinals signed DE/OLB John Abraham, formerly of the Falcons.

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Cardinals have an offer on the table to free agent DE/OLB John Abraham.

Abraham, 35, visited the team on Wednesday. Arguably the top free agent available on the open market, he'd immediately become the Cardinals' top edge rusher if signed. Abraham has never played outside 'backer in a 3-4 defense, but the Falcons moved him around and stood him up on multiple occasions over the last couple of seasons. He'd be a huge upgrade on both Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander.

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According to XTRA 910 Phoenix, free agent DE/OLB John Abraham is visiting the Cardinals Wednesday.

Abraham remains on the street because of playing time and salary demands. With training camp here, perhaps he's willing to come back to reality. At age 35, Abraham could play a situational pass-rushing role for the Cardinals, shifting to outside linebacker for the first time in his career to accommodate their 3-4. Projected starting OLBs Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander combined for just 6.5 sacks last year. Abraham posted 10 by himself.

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Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff recently hinted that bringing back free agent DE John Abraham is extremely unlikely.

The Falcons cut Abraham and his $4.25 million base salary in March. They proceeded to replace him with Osi Umenyiora on a two-year, $8.5 million deal. The 35-year-old Abraham is still on the open market, but it's unclear if he's willing to accept a reduced role for limited pay on the team that shunned him. Before the Falcons make any veteran additions, they need to get Matt Ryan's contract extension done.

John Abraham LB ARI Jun 04 '13's Ian Rapoport reports talks between the Titans and free agent DE John Abraham are in a "stall."

The Nashville Tennessean reported late last month that a deal was unlikely, so it's not exactly a surprise. Now 35, Abraham is still an effective pass-rusher, but not on an every-down basis. He'll have to be amenable to a price that reflects that. He should find a new home before camp.

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Free agent DE John Abraham has reportedly told at least one team he wants to be on the field for 60 percent of the snaps this season.

In theory, it's not an unreasonable request. Abraham played on 71.6 percent of the Falcons' defensive snaps last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 overall 4-3 defensive end. However, he's now 35 years old and is giving teams "sticker shock" with his asking price. The Broncos, for example, were interested in him as a third-down pass-rusher before they settled on Shaun Phillips. At some point, Abraham will swallow his pride and accept a specialist role along with Dwight Freeney kind of money (two years, $8.75M). The Falcons, Titans and Patriots have all shown interest at various points this offseason.

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The Nashville Tennessean doesn't expect the Titans to sign free agent John Abraham.

"All those clamoring for a John Abraham signing should brace themselves for disappointment," tweeted beat writer Jim Wyatt. "The money Dwight Freeney got didn't help things." The Titans had been "staying in touch" with Abraham as recently as two Fridays ago, but Freeney scored a two-year, $8.75 million deal with $4.75 million guaranteed from the Chargers over the weekend. Tennessee has just over $6 million in cap room, and it hasn't signed a single draft pick yet.