Will John Abraham be a Falcon in 2013?

Thomas Dimitroff on the chance of John Abraham returning: "Never say never." (Michael Montes)

Thomas Dimitroff on the chance of John Abraham returning: “Never say never.” (Michael Montes)

The Atlanta Falcons cut ties with John Abraham before free agency began because of his high cap hit, but what are the chances he returns on a team-friendly deal?

General manager Thomas Dimitroff appeared on NFL Network a few days ago to discuss the Falcons’ offseason, and had this to say about Abraham returning:

“We never say never. There is a lot on the horizon. We have some decisions to make across the organization, but we never say never as far as acquiring or bringing people back.”

If the Falcons were to re-sign Abraham before the upcoming draft, they likely wouldn’t have to use an early pick on a defensive end; even at their current ages, Abraham (34) and free agent pickup Osi Umenyiora (31) would be able to generate pressure consistently.

Apparently, Abraham has been bombarded with tweets of fans begging him to come back. The defensive end had this to say on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/johnabraham55/status/320804121114464256

https://twitter.com/johnabraham55/status/320804645972877312

His heart is clearly still in Atlanta, so I have a feeling if the Falcons make him a semi-decent offer, he’ll return.

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