Report: John Abraham Wants to Play at Least 60 Percent of Defensive Snaps Next Season, Threatens Retirement


John AbrahamIf John Abraham doesn’t lower his contract and playing-time demands soon, he may not find a job before the start of the NFL season — which starts in 100 days, by the way.

Abraham has told one team that he wants to play at least 60 percent of defensive snaps next season, according to The Denver Post. The defensive end played 71.6 percent of defensive snaps for the Falcons last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Abraham said during a radio interview that he wants a multiyear deal worth $12 million per year. The former Falcon and Jet said he wants to earn at least $5 million per year even if he was playing “terrible.”

Abraham had a solid season in 2012, his 13th in the NFL, recording 10 sacks, eight quarterback hits and 38 hurries. He ranked sixth among 4-3 defensive ends in pass rush productivity, a stat Pro Football Focus records that measures total pressures per pass rush snaps.

Abraham has visited with the Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks and Titans since being released by the Falcons. He has hinted on Twitter that he may retire if his demands are not met.

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