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2012 Atlanta Falcons Minicamp: John Abraham Gets Feisty With Rookie Lineman

John Abraham is the definition of a veteran NFL player - the 34-year-old has played 13 seasons and just resigned with the Falcons for three more years, likely his last in the league. One sticking point of that deal? It's got a relatively low base of $16 million, $7 million of that in roster bonuses reliant on Abe staying healthy in those three seasons.

Hence, when a rookie tight end makes a block Abraham considers questionably low - in a June minicamp practice no less - young Adam Nissley is going to hear about it (courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution):

Abraham, who skipped the voluntary organized team activities, got into a scuffle with rookie tight end Adam Nissley when he went too low on a block.

"What the [expletive] is wrong with you," Abraham said after he pulled off Nissley’s helmet, and the skirmish was broken up.

Welcome to the league, Mr. Nissley. Let's shift that motor down a gear, eh?

For more on the 2012 Atlanta Falcons and minicamp practices, check out SB Nation's NFL page and The Falcoholic.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.