To catch everyone up, these are the tweets sent out by John Abraham today indicating that he may retire soon.
Retiring 13— John Abraham(Mr.100) (@johnabraham55) May 4, 2013
Done— John Abraham(Mr.100) (@johnabraham55) May 4, 2013
However, recent reports including a tweet from Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com say that Abraham's agent has said that he is not retiring.
John Abraham not retiring, per agent.— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) May 5, 2013
The question now is how does this change the way the Titans look at the veteran pass rusher?
My answer? It doesn't.
Abraham is an older player and the Titans aren't looking for a stud, long-term solution at defensive end. The Titans are looking for a shot in the arm to the pass rush and if they are honest with themselves about what they need then Abraham should still be high on the Titans' radar.