NFL CAREER – Fifth-year safety joined the Saints in the offseason after previous stints with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders (2019-22), Green Bay Packers (2022) and Seattle Seahawks (2022). Originally drafted by the Raiders in the first round (27th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Abram has logged 43 career regular season games with 36 starts and has recorded 256 tackles (162 solo), eight stops for loss, nine quarterback hits, three interceptions, 14 passes defensed, one fumble recovery, 11 special teams stops and one coverage fumble recovery.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints, 3/22/23; Awarded off waivers to the Seattle Seahawks from the Green Bay Packers, 11/30/22; Waived by Green Bay, 11/29/22; Awarded off waivers to the Packers from the Las Vegas Raiders, 11/9/22; Waived by Las Vegas, 11/8/22; Placed on Reserve/Injured by the Raiders, 12/25/21; Reinstated by Las Vegas from Reserve/COVID-19, 11/21/20; Placed by Las Vegas on Reserve/COVID-19, 11/28/20; Reinstated by Las Vegas from Reserve/COVID-19, 10/26/20; Placed by Las Vegas on Reserve/COVID-19, 10/26/10; Placed on Reserve/Injured by the Raiders, 9/13/19; Signed by Oakland to four-year contract, 6/18/19; Selected in the first round (27th overall) by Oakland in the 2019 NFL Draft.
2022 – Appeared in 15 regular season games with eight starts for the Raiders, Packers and Seahawks and recorded 58 tackles (41 solo), two quarterback hits, three passes defensed and two coverage stops. A key acquisition down the stretch for Seattle to provide depth for their secondary, he also added two solo tackles in the NFC Wild Card Playoff…Started at strong safety in Las Vegas' season opener at L.A. Chargers and recorded 12 tackles (nine solo)…Started at strong safety and recorded seven tackles (five solo) and one pass defense vs. Arizona, Sept. 18…Started at strong safety and recorded five tackles (four solo), at Tennessee, Sept. 25…Started at safety and recorded five tackles (three solo), in Las Vegas' first win of the season vs. Denver, Oct. 2…Started at strong safety and recorded three solo tackles at Kansas City, Oct. 10…Started at strong safety and finished with eight tackles (six solo), vs. Houston, Oct. 23…Started at strong safety and finished with five tackles and a pass defense vs. N.Y. Jets, 1/1/23. 2021 – Started all 14 games he appeared in for Las Vegas and posted a career-high 114 tackles (63 solo), while adding an interception, four passes defensed and a forced fumble…Sept. 13, vs. Baltimore, started in the contest and finished third on team with nine tackles (five solo) and added a pass defense...Sept. 19, at Pittsburgh, started and finished second on team with seven tackles (five solo). Added one stop on special teams…Sept. 26, vs. Miami, started and recorded seven tackles (three solo) on defense…Oct. 4, at L.A. Chargers, started and saw extensive action on both defense and special teams. Finished third on team with eight tackles…Oct. 10, vs. Chicago, finished with six tackles (one solo)…Oct. 17, at Denver, started and tied a season-high with nine tackles (seven solo). Recorded his first interception of the season and one pass defensed…Oct. 24, vs. Philadelphia, finished tied for third on the team with six tackles, adding a pass defense and a fumble recovery…Nov. 7, at N.Y. Giants, started and finished second on team with eight tackles (six solo)…Nov. 14, vs. Kansas City, started and finished second on team with ten tackles (four solo)…Nov. 21, vs. Cincinnati, started and tied for team lead with 12 tackles…Nov. 25, at Dallas, started and led team with ten tackles (seven solo)…Dec. 5, vs. Washington, finished with three tackles, including a stop for loss, and a pass defense…Dec. 12, at Kansas City, led the team with ten tackles (four solo)…Dec. 20, at Cleveland, led the team with nine tackles (six solo), including two tackles for loss, before exiting the game early with an injury. 2020 – Started all 13 games in which he appeared during his second season with the Silver and Black. Finished with 79 tackles (57 solo), two interceptions and six passes defensed while ranking tied for second on the team with seven special teams tackles…Sept. 13, at Carolina, led all players with a career-high 13 tackles (nine solo) in the contest. His 13 total tackles tied for fourth-most by a Raiders defensive back in a single game and most by a Raiders defensive back since 2014…Sept. 21, vs. New Orleans, recorded four tackles and a pass defensed…Sept. 27, at New England, tallied three tackles (two solo), one interception and one pass defensed. Recorded his first career interception, picking off QB Cam Newton with 2:08 remaining in the first quarter and returning it 24 yards to the Patriots 14-yard line…Oct. 4, vs. Buffalo, recorded three tackles (two solo) on defense, while registering his first career fumble recovery on special teams…Oct. 11, at Kansas City, finished with five tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed…Nov. 1, at Cleveland, recorded four tackles…Nov. 8, at L.A. Chargers, finished with seven tackles (five solo) and a pass defense while adding a single-game career-high three special teams stops…Nov. 15, vs. Denver, recorded four tackles on defense, adding one stop on special teams…Nov. 22, vs. Kansas City, tied for a game-high nine tackles (seven solo). Added one stop on special teams…Nov. 29, at Atlanta, tallied six tackles (five solo), one interception and one pass defensed. Recorded his second interception of the season, picking off QB Matt Ryan…Dec. 13, vs. Indianapolis, finished with team-leading and game-high 12 tackles (six solo). Also recorded two special teams stops…Dec. 17, vs. L.A. Chargers, declared inactive due to injury…Dec. 26, vs. Miami, recorded five tackles (two solo). Also appeared on special teams…1/3/21, at Denver, posted four tackles (three solo). 2019 – Started in NFL debut in Week 1 vs. Denver, Sept. 9, and recorded five tackles and a pass defensed...Placed on the Reserve/Injured List with a shoulder injury, Sept. 11.
COLLEGE – Two-year player at Mississippi State (2017-18), who also attended Jones County Junior College in 2016 and started his collegiate career with Georgia in 2015…In his two years with Mississippi State, appeared in 26 contests and made 18 starts, compiling 170 tackles, including 14 for loss, five sacks, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…As senior, played in 13 contests with 11 starts and earned six All-American honors including The Athletic (second-team), Sports Illustrated (Second Team), AP (third-team), CBS Sports (second-team), AFCA (second-team) and Phil Steele (third-team). Also recognized as first-team All-SEC by AP after logging 99 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Led the SEC and finished third in the nation among safeties with 16 quarterback pressures, according to Pro Football Focus…99 stops were tops among SEC DBs. When targeted, posted a 43.6 passer rating, the lowest among all SEC safeties, per PFF…In 2017, played in 13 games and made seven starts in first season with Bulldogs. Tallied 71 tackles, good for second-most on the team, while adding two sacks, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles…In 2016, spent the season at Jones County Junior College, where he was ranked as the No. 1 junior college safety in America and a consensus four-star prospect…In lone season, posted 23 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, with one pass defensed and one forced fumble…Spent his freshman year with Georgia in 2015, appearing in 10 games and with four starts, collecting 25 stops, including 1.5 for loss…Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.
PERSONAL – Attended East Marion (Columbia, Miss.) HS…Was a three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247Sports and rated the No. 14 overall prospect in the state of Mississippi…As a senior, was named MAC Defensive Player of the Year and led his school to a 10-5 record and a berth in the 2014 2A Mississippi state semifinal game…Played both quarterback and safety…In his junior season, collected 88 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, while tallying 1,737 passing yards and 21 passing scores in addition to 1,288 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns…A two-sport athlete who was also three-time varsity player in baseball…Holds an annual youth football camp in his hometown