In the salary cap dominated world of the NFL, experienced players often have a tougher-than-expected time finding a job.
Outside linebacker John Abraham and offensive tackle Eric Winston found that out this year. So with training camps opening around the league, Abraham and Winston looked around and decided to accept offers from the Arizona Cardinals, certainly at less money than they had anticipated earning. Abraham got a two-year contract, Winston a one-year-deal.
Abraham, a 13-year NFL veteran whose 122 sacks are most among active players, commended the Cardinals for, as he put it, "getting me for cheap."
Winston, a starter for every game in his seven NFL seasons, says that while things didn't go the way he wanted, "life goes on."