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Arizona Cardinals Linebacker John Abraham Has Court Date Rescheduled

August 22nd, 2014 at 6:52 AM
By Steve Smith

Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham has had his court date on a June DUI charge pushed back to October 10.

The University of South Carolina product is the NFL's active sacks leader with 133.5. The 36-year-old Abraham also led the Red Birds in sacks last season with 11.5. That ranked seventh in the NFL.

According to the chief clerk at the Municipal Court of Brookhaven in Georgia, Abraham's attorney is Mark Issa, who could submit a plea in abstentia for the five-time Pro Bowler.

Abraham was arrested on June 29 and charged with DUI after officers found Abraham asleep behind the wheel of his black Dodge Challenger at an intersection in Brookhaven, Georgia.

The three-time NFL All-Pro refused to take an alcohol breath test. Abraham missed most of the first three weeks of the Cardinals' training camp before reporting on Aug. 14.

The Cardinals host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in preseason game number three at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. It's unclear if Abraham will suit up for that contest.

**In other news, head coach Bruce Arians was very impressed with new defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga during team practice. Sopoaga practiced with the first team and looked good.

"It was a real good start for him, "Arians told espn.com. "He brings a lot of energy and a professionalism. He was calling out who was going in motion. We haven’t had any of that. It was obviously contagious because other guys started doing it.”

**Rookie tight end Troy Niklas is practicing without a soft cast on his right hand.

**Veteran Jay Feely and Chandler Catanzaro will split the kicking duties Sunday against Cincinnati. Feely will kick in the first half and Catanzaro in the second. The battle wages on for Arizona's kicker spot.

**The Cards have two roster spots open after the team released defensive lineman Amp McCloud yesterday morning. Arians stated that those spots will likely stay open as first cuts approach in a few days.

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Bruce Arians, Football, Isaac Sopoaga, Jay Feely, John Abraham, Mark Issa, NFL, Troy Niklas

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