The Cardinals are placing linebacker John Abraham on injured reserve due to ongoing concussion issues, ESPN.com reports Friday.
Abraham had left the team last week after suffering from memory loss due to concussions, but returned to the team shortly after. Unfortunately, he was never able to get through the concussion protocol, and the team has apparently opted to end his season rather than allow him to try and return.
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham didn't pass the concussion protocol Tuesday, FOXSports.com reports. Abraham will attempt to be cleared Wednesday as he looks to return from his Week 1 injury.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Monday linebacker John Abraham, who left the team after suffering a concussion Week 1 against the Chargers, will return to the team this week. Arians said Abraham will be back at the team's complex Tuesday and working toward getting cleared from his recent concussion.
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham left the team, "quite possibly for good," after suffering another concussion Monday night, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Abraham has suffered from memory loss for more than a year, the report added.
This could mark the end of his NFL career.
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham suffered a blow to his head in the third quarter of Monday's game against San Diego and was taken to the locker room. He was being evaluated for a concussion.
The Cardinals DST finished sixth in Fantasy points last season while ranking first against the run. This is not that defense.
Arizona lost defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (torn ACL) and linebackers Karlos Dansby (free agency) and Daryl Washington (suspension), among others. That trio accounted for 14 sacks, six interceptions, two touchdowns and a fumble recovery. Linebacker John Abraham (11.5 sacks) reported late to camp following a DUI arrest and at age 36 is unlikely to repeat his 2013 production.
The Cardinals are counting on 34-year-old Larry Foote and unproven Kevin Minter at linebacker. Safety Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is not 100 percent yet. Arizona did add corner Antonio Cromartie to team with superstar Patrick Peterson.
Monday night, Arizona hosts an efficient Chargers' team that gave up the eighth-fewest Fantasy points (7.3 per game) to DSTs last year. Consider the Cardinals DST a low-end starting option at best.
Just a day after reporting to training camp, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told the Arizona Republic that linebacker John Abraham will remain a starter. Abraham won't play in the team's second preseason or work in pads until next week.
"We'll see what kind of condition he is [in] and get him physically ready," Arians said. "Yeah, he's going to be our starting 'Will' linebacker. There's no doubt about that. He's never been out of those plans."
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham reported to training camp Thursday, a source told NFL.com. He has been absent for almost three weeks for undisclosed reasons.
Abraham was arrested for DUI in late June after police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car in the center of a lane on a suburban Atlanta road. It was Abraham's third alcohol-related arrest.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he expects Pro Bowl outside linebacker John Abraham to report to camp within five to six days, reports the Arizona Republic. Abraham was arrested last month in the Atlanta area and charged with DUI.
Given that it's his second known DUI arrest since coming into the league, Abraham could be looking at a two- to four-game suspension, the paper said. He led Arizona with 11.5 sacks last year.
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested for DUI in late June, the Arizona Republic reports.
Abraham was detained, questioned and charged with multiple accounts after the incident, which took place in suburban Atlanta. A Cardinals spokesperson Monday said the team is aware of the arrest but had no further comment. Abraham would be in line for a fine and/or suspension if found guilty. He has been excused from the beginning of camp due to personal reasons.
Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham racked up all of his 11.5 sacks in the final 10 regular-season games last year. Though he's 36 and entering his 15th season, he believes he can surpass that sack total, the fourth-highest of his career.
"I'm shooting for at least 20 (sacks). I always shoot high," Abraham told ArizonaSports.com. "Shoot high, you might hit low, but at least you shoot high. Don't bowl; you've got to shoot a basket. Shoot high, don't bowl."
The Cardinals have ruled the following players as active for Sunday's season finale against the 49ers in Week 17: John Abraham (groin), Darnell Dockett (shoulder), Rob Housler (groin), Rashad Johnson (ankle), Rashard Mendenhall (finger), Carson Palmer (ankle, right elbow), Matt Shaughnessy (groin), Drew Stanton (knee) and Daryl Washington (ankle).
The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.
Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.
Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.
Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.
Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.
Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.
Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.
The Cardinals have ruled LB John Abraham, OL Daryn Colledge and S Rashad Johnson as questionable Week 17.
Abraham is dealing with a groin injury. Colledge has a back issue. Johnson has been limited with an ankle injury.
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham recorded a sack in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Eagles. Abraham now has eight sacks on the season, all over the last six games.
The Cardinals face the Rams in Week 14.
Cardinals LB John Abraham, C Mike Gibson and DE Frostee Rucker are active Week 12 against the Colts.
All three players were able to practice in full both Thursday and Friday. Gibson did not practice Wednesday due to an injury.
Cardinals LB John Abraham, C Mike Gibson and DE Frostee Rucker are probable Week 12 against the Colts.
Abraham was able to practice in full both Thursday and Friday. Gibson was held out due to an illness Wednesday, but returned to practice Thursday and Friday. Rucker practiced in full the entire week.
Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham managed at least one sack for the fourth straight game Week 11 at Jacksonville. He has totaled seven sacks in his last four games after totaling zero in his first six games.
Abraham, who has made the shift from defensive end to outside linebacker, finished with three solo tackles for the second straight game Sunday. Abraham also had a pass defense in a 27-14 win.
Cardinals linebacker John Abraham (hamstring) and defensive tackle Frostee Rucker (calf) were cleared to play Week 11 at Jacksonville. Abraham was questionable, while Rucker was probable.
Cardinals LB John Abraham, WR Brittan Golden and LB Dontay Moch are questionable against the Jaguars Week 11.
Golden and Abraham are both dealing with hamstring injuries. All three players were limited participants in practice Friday.