View Full Version : Falcons obtain Abraham

03-21-2006, 06:04 PM
By Len Pasquarelli

ATLANTA -- Sometimes it takes a third party to resolve a stalemate, and that was the case on Tuesday evening as the Atlanta Falcons consummated a much-rumored trade for New York Jets defensive end and designated franchise player John Abraham.

John Abraham
Defensive End
New York Jets

Tot Ast Solo FF Sack Int
58 44 14 6 11 0

To complete the trade, the Falcons enlisted the aid of the Denver Broncos, who, ironically, had once been interested in Abraham themselves.

Atlanta sent its first-round choice, the 15th pick overall in this year's draft, to Denver for the Broncos' first-round choice, No. 29 overall. The Falcons also picked up a pair of middle-round selections, one each in the 2006 and 2007 drafts.

The Falcons then shipped the 29th pick acquired from Denver to the Jets in exchange for Abraham, a three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher who was also being sought by the Seattle Seahawks.

Wow, can the draft get any more exciting. now the jets have 2 first rounders to move up. maybe they move up to 2nd to get leinart.