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Sun, 27 Apr 2008 12:32:23 -0700
Kent Babb, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herman Edwards compares second-round pick CB Brandon Flowers to other diminutive cornerbacks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber and retired CB Donnie Abraham. "He just fits the mold of the mental makeup," Edwards said. "You always measure height, weight, speed, size - and those are great measurables. But at the end of the day, it's the mental toughness you have to play that position."
Tue, 04 Sep 2007 16:19:16 -0700
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber needs one interception to pass former Buccaneers CB Donnie Abraham and move into sole possession of first place in franchise history with 32 career interceptions.
Mon, 18 Jul 2005 10:30:45 -0700
The New York Jets have officially announced the retirement of CB Donnie Abraham on Monday, July 18. "My decision to retire from the game that I've enjoyed playing for nine seasons is in the best interest of my family and our future," said Abraham, who retires after playing nine seasons in the NFL. "This is an opportunity for me to spend more time with my children and pursue personal business interests. This was a tough call to make because of how well the Jets' organization has treated me as a player and a person, and how much I enjoy playing with the guys on this team."
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 15:40:32 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham has indeed told team officials he plans to retire. One of the NFL's classiest performers, Abraham is leaving the game on his terms and at a point when he is still a very productive player. "Donnie just decided that for family reasons, and because of some business opportunities, the time was right," agent Jack Reale told ESPN.com on Thursday evening, July 14. "He is very appreciative of what the Jets have done for him, the time that (coach) Herm Edwards gave him to sort this out, and the understanding the organization showed him. But he has some exciting things out there, he's been very smart with his money, and one more year in the game wasn't going to make much difference."
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:19:15 -0700
Dan Leberfeld, of JetsConfidential.com, reports New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham has decided to retire. Abraham had decided to return to the team, but after further thought Abraham decided to retire from the NFL.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 07:00:38 -0700
Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham participated in the team's three-week offseason session and even though he is expected to be with the team in 2005, it is still not guaranteed.
Mon, 23 May 2005 05:58:38 -0700
Dave Hutchinson, reports for the Star Ledger, New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham will report Monday, May 23 to the latest round of organized team activities. He says he's still contemplating retirement largely because of family concerns and feels this week will help him make a final decision. "Who knows where this thing is going to go," Abraham told The Star-Ledger. "I'm coming back to OTAs and see how things go. Part of you wants to keep going and part of you is saying maybe that's enough. The biggest thing is (head coach Herman Edwards) gave me the opportunity to do what I wanted to do." He also said he has no timetable on his decision but he'll likely give the Jets plenty of notice.
Tue, 17 May 2005 06:40:57 -0700
Randy Lange, reports for the Bergen Record, New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham may not be retiring when all is said and done. Head coach Herman Edwards said he expects Abraham to participate in the Jets' second set of organized team practices beginning Monday, May 23 bringing an end to speculation that Abraham was about to announce his retirement from football. Early Monday, May 16, Jack Reale, Abraham's agent, said: "Reports of his retirement are a little premature at this point. Donnie played well last year and he has plenty of gas left in the tank."
Tue, 03 May 2005 05:21:48 -0700
Updating previous stories, Dave Hutchinson, of the Star-Ledger, reports two people with knowledge of the situation said New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham will indeed retire. The team may delay making an official announcement until after June 1 for salary cap purposes.
Sun, 01 May 2005 08:16:31 -0700
Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards said rookie CB Justin Miller will be competing for the starting job at left cornerback next season, whether or not CB Donnie Abraham decides to return next season. As reported, Miller has also been anointed as the team's primary punt and kickoff returner.
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