NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko
On Friday the Patriots hosted three veteran Pro Bowl defenders. To this point they have one signed, sealed and delivered. Safety Adrian Wilson agreed to terms late Friday to solidify the safety rotation. Since Friday, everyone surrounding John Abraham and Dwight Freeney have gone quiet.
Where do things stand with Pro Bowl DE John Abraham?
NEPD has learned according to a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations that the Patriots and Abraham are expected to resume talks again on Monday. According to the source the two sides are “trying to resolve a few issues” that would lead to Abraham becoming a member of the Patriots.
I’m told that the tenor of the talks are optimistic and Abraham is “very excited about the opportunity”. He wants to play in New England and it’s just a matter of resolving the final issues. While there is still a chance the talks break down (anything can happen), there is still a good chance the Patriots can wrap up Abraham on Monday.
Why must we wait until Monday for talks to resume? It’s likely because Bill Belichick and some of the high ranking members of the Patriots are traveling to Arizona for the league meetings today.
On the Dwight Freeney front, I have absolutely nothing. I haven’t heard a word about his visit, how it went of the likelihood of him signing.
Stay tuned for the latest on the talks throughout the next 24 hours.