The John Abraham to the Tennessee Titans situation appears to be in a holding pattern for now.
Titans coach Mike Munchak said the club has spoken with Abraham and the two sides continue to talk.
But if Abraham is to become a Titan, then he has to not only fit into what Tennessee is doing defensively but also financially.
Abraham, 35, visited the Titans last Thursday and Friday and remains an option, but not yet an urgent one, according to Munchak.
“We're looking. We talked to him and spent some time with him, looking that what we want, what he wants, what kind of fit it could be. So we've just been talking to him. He obviously hasn't made a decision. I don't know how quickly he plans on making a decision,” Munchak said. “I don't think there's any big hurry there. It's a business thing, but we've talked to him, and we're talking to him, and we know what kind of player he is and has been. He's still productive and he's gonna be playing in this league. We all know that, it's just a matter of where it's gonna be.”
Abraham had 10 sacks for the Atlanta Falcons last year, but was let go in the off-season as a cap cut.
A report from ProFootballTalk.com indicated that Abraham also still sees himself as an every down player. If he signed with the Titans, his role would likely be more that of a situational rusher behind starters Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley.
Munchak sounded less inclined when asked about bringing in former Colts star Dwight Freeney in for a visit.
Ware tries out
The Titans had six players in on a tryout basis to work out with their rookies.
The most prominent name was veteran running back Danny Ware, who was once in Titans camp, but was released before training camp began. Ware went on to have some success with the New York Giants. He was with Tampa Bay last season.
“There are guys we are looking at and going to continue to look at at the third running back spot, guys that have had some success running the ball in the league and can play special teams,” Munchak said. “He is a guy that kind of fits those categories. That's why we brought him in to kind of see where he is at. Obviously, we've had him in before and you'll see us continue to try to do things like that to add depth and add competition as we get to know the group that's here and build on that in camp.”
The other players brought in for a look-see include Kevin Ayers, brother of Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers. Kevin is a safety from Arizona State. Also in that group were safety Mark Legree, safety Torri Williams and quarterbacks Owen Canfield and Ross Dausin.