TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Hold off on that rocking chair for John Abraham. The 35-year-old outside linebacker obviously isn't finished with his brilliant career yet.
Abraham had three sacks, one for a safety, in the Arizona Cardinals' 30-10 victory over St. Louis on Sunday. He has 11 for the season and moved ahead of Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O'Neal to ninth on the NFL career sacks list with 133.
Abraham was let go by the Atlanta Falcons after last season and came to Arizona supposedly as a part-time player, a pass rush specialist.
But when both starting outside linebackers — Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander — went down with season-ending injuries in Week 3 against New Orleans, Abraham found himself a full-time player again.
And he has excelled.
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