Michael Turner and John Abraham Have Trouble Finding Work


Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) runs the ball in the fourth quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The day that football comes is slowly crawling towards us.  It may be sooner to a lot of different people, depending on how good your baseball team is or how interested in baseball you are.  To me, I don’t watch a lot of baseball so the time between now and July 25th (the first day of training camp) is only filled with stocking shelves and calculus.  To say the least; these last 16 days are going to be very slow and apparently very wet.

If there is anyone else this offseason is going slower for, it would be Michael Turner and John Abraham.  Turner is not ready to call it quits and hasn’t come to terms with any teams yet.  He has a considerable amount of miles on the tires and won’t find a starting job anywhere in the NFL.  He’ll probably find a job as a change-of-pace back with a team with a speedy runner or just a genuine backup.

John Abraham is probably worth a little more to some teams.  He is a proven pass rusher, even in his late years, and can be a difference maker on the line.  However, he is at the very end of his career and won’t be able to demand a large contract.  That’s not stopping him though.  He is apparently demanding over 60% of defensive snaps and over $4 million.  For a situational pass rusher, that’s just not acceptable.  He has visited several teams like the Patriots and Titans, but left without a contract.  If he doesn’t lower how much he thinks a team should pay for him, he may have to prematurely retire.

Where do you think these guys will end up?