Titans to host DEs Dwight Freeney, John Abraham

Titans looking to acquire some big-name veteran DEs

5/3/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsPrior to the NFL draft, free agent John Abraham was passed on by the Tennessee Titans. But the veteran defensive end will get a second shot with the Tennessee Titans following scheduled visit with the team this week. Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will also visit the team in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the team’s needs.
 
Dwight Freeney and John Abraham are currently considered the top defensive ends remaining on the free agent market. However, neither player is guaranteed to sign with the Tennessee Titans since the team could be just meeting with the players to determining if they still have potential to be significant contributors to the defense. Both players had to drop their salary expectations for the 2013 seasons since the start of free agency.
 
John Abraham also visited the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos earlier in the free agency but no deals were signed. It is possible that John Abraham was not satisfied with the offers made by the teams.
 
However, it can also turn out that the pair is using the Tennessee Titans to force another interested team’s hand into making them a better offer as free agent offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie did with the Baltimore Ravens this week.
 
Either way, there is no need to jump to conclusions as the situation will become clearer later this week.  John Abraham is due to visit the Tennessee Titans the next two days as the team keeps an open mind regarding Dwight Freeney as well.
 
Last season, John Abraham had 36 tackles, 10 sacks, six forced fumbles and seven passes defensed for the Atlanta Falcons. Meanwhile, Dwight Freeney finished with only 12 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and one pass deflected in 14 games for the Indianapolis Colts during 2012. However, the drop in Dwight Freeney’s numbers last season could be partially associated to the shift to a 3-4 defense.
 
The Tennessee Titans could be looking at the two free agents as situational pass rushers to come off the bench behind defensive ends Kamerion Wimbley and Derrick Morgan.
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