NFL Rumors: John Abraham, Brian Urlacher and Latest Buzz Around the League

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMarch 7, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01:  John Abraham #55 and Jonathan Babineaux #95 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrate after Abraham's sack and fumble recovery against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during play at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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John Abraham would look really good in a Seattle Seahawks uniform in 2013, and the latest rumors suggest he could be headed to Pete Carroll's club. 

Abraham isn't the only veteran star in the news lately, either. 

Brian Urlacher and Fred Davis are both hot names on the wire, and it looks like they may be making headway with their respective teams for the 2013 season. 

Here's the latest on these three players.


John Abraham Will Reportedly Visit with the Seattle Seahawks

Abraham was released, along with two other veterans, by the Atlanta Falcons recently as a cap casualty. 

The 13-year veteran isn't the spring chicken he used to be, but there's no doubt he is still a terror on the edge when he's on the field. In the past three seasons, he's logged 32.5 sacks and 11 forced fumbles. 

One team that is apparently interested in securing his services is the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Kimberly Jones:

After the Seahawks lost to the Falcons in the playoffs, Carroll made a point of saying the team would be bringing in pass-rushers in 2013 (h/t the News Tribune's Eric Williams), and adding Abraham would certainly be a bold response to that statement.


Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears Involved in Contract Talks

Apparently, Urlacher's not quite ready to hang up the cleats for good.

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio:

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Bears and Urlacher are engaged in ongoing discussions aimed at extending a career that began in Chicago 13 years ago, via the first round of the draft.

After an injury-ridden season a year ago, it wasn't known if Urlacher would attempt to come back and play this season. 

The question seems to have answered itself with this report. 

The 13-year vet with over 1,000 solo tackles, 41.5 sacks and 22 interceptions in his career looks to be preparing for one final run at glory with the only pro team he's ever known.


The Washington Redskins Will Reportedly Re-Sign Fred Davis

Davis is one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL, but he comes with a bit of a risk. 

According to the Washington Examiner's John Keim:

Several league sources said not only will his Achilles injury and potential one-year drug suspension (should he test positive once more) hurt him, but so, too, could his decision to play attorney. Davis represented himself in a civil lawsuit, the transcript of which led to numerous wisecracks.

When healthy, Davis has proven to be productive, catching 155 passes for 1,973 yards and 12 touchdowns in 40 career starts. 

Washington seems to have the inside track on landing him this spring, and according to Keim, "The Redskins have told others they expect to re-sign Davis."

More than likely, Washington will be able to retain his services with a team-friendly contract, given the risks involved with the player. If he can stay out of trouble and come back healthy, Davis will be a tremendous weapon for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins offense in 2013. 


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