Falcons Free Agency 2012: John Abraham Came Back On The Cheap

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham had to settle for quite a bit less than what he was demanding in salary to return to the team in 2012. According to the ESPN NFC South blog, the details of Abraham's contract indicate that the 33-year old will average less than half the money per season that he was looking for.

"As you might have guessed, it's worth nowhere near the $12 million a season Abraham, who is about to turn 34, said he wanted before the start of free agency. In fact, the three-year deal averages $5.573 million per season. Abraham is going to make far less in each of the three seasons than the $8 million he made last season in the final year of his old deal." - Pat Yasinskas

Abraham's salary-cap figure for the 2012 season will be $4.4 million, which includes bonuses and incentives. His salary cap figure for 2013 is 6.16 million, with the same bonus figures as the previous season.

For more news and analysis on the Atlanta Falcons, check out The Falcoholic.

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