Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, considers retirement

Outside linebacker Jonathan Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game.

The Cardinals confirmed that Abraham had left and announced they had been granted a roster exemption, using it to re-sign linebacker Marcus Benard.

The 36-year-old Abraham sustained a concussion in Monday night's 18-17 season-opening victory over San Diego.

Abraham, in his 16th NFL season, ranks ninth on the NFL's career sacks list with 133½.

He missed nearly all of training camp to, as he later confirmed, undergo rehabilitation treatment for an alcohol problem.