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Thursday, January 1, 2009
Abraham bringing it from everywhere

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

There's been plenty of talk all season about how the Falcons are using defensive end John Abraham -- limiting his snaps in an attempt to keep him fresh.

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That's worked nicely, but there's more to how the Falcons are using their best pass-rusher. They're letting him move around and line up in different spots.

Most of the time, Abraham lines up against the left tackle. In those situations, he's produced 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. But Abraham's been productive lining up against the right tackle as well. Against right tackles, Abraham has produced five sacks and one forced fumble.

The forced fumble has become a calling card for Abraham. Since coming into the league with the Jets in 2000, he's forced 31 fumbles. Only Jason Taylor (37), Dwight Freeney (35) and Leonard Little (33) have produced more forced fumbles in that time span.