The Falcons are going to do what they can to keep John Abraham, and the team and his reps are set to have a sit down Saturday or Sunday for a “do or die” negotiation at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Abraham, who was a guest on the “2 Live Stews” radio show on 790 The Zone on Wednesday afternoon, said he wanted to be paid “12 [million dollars]-plus” per season, which seems high for a guy on the verge of turning 34.
“If I was playing terrible … no question, five million,” Abraham said. “I’m not a money chaser, but at the same time I’m expecting to get paid like everybody else is getting paid. …
“Check out the five top ends. Everybody is getting 12-plus. I made eight million last year. Everybody is saying, ‘Oh, he’s so greedy.’ How am I greedy when I’m just trying to get paid the same thing they are getting paid? There are guys out there getting more money than me, but my production is the same as theirs or at least close.”