Pressure Point: Abraham vital to Atlanta

Looking to soar in NFC South, Falcons need veteran pass-rusher to bounce back

Originally Published: May 21, 2010
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.

The Falcons need John Abraham in a bad way this year if they are to keep up with the Saints.

Abraham is an exceptional pass-rusher, but his sack totals fell to 5½ in 2009 after he registered a whopping 16½ the year prior. This is a defensive end who has notched double-digit sack totals five times in his career, but he just turned 32 and there is reason for concern that his play might be dropping off. Simply put, Atlanta cannot afford for that to be the case.

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