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Osi Umenyiora

Osi Umenyiora - #90 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 11/16/1981
Birthplace London, AL
College Troy
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 2nd round, 24th pick by Giants

McClure retires after 14 years with Falcons

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday that retiring C Todd McClure will have a new home in the team's Ring of Honor.

Gonzalez says he's returning to Falcons

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5 p.m. ET
Tony Gonzalez, who has more catches than any tight end in NFL history, announced Tuesday he is returning to the Falcons in 2013.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
The Falcons' defense will have a new look in 2013, but a familiar face, SS William Moore, will be back in the fold after agreeing to a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Financing terms reached for new Falcons stadium

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Terms have been reached for the Falcons' proposal to build a new $1 billion stadium, keeping the team's home games in the city's downtown.

Atlanta Falcons: 2013 team needs

Posted March 02, 2013 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Atlanta Falcons, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Falcons release Abraham, Robinson, Turner

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
The Falcons released DE John Abraham, CB Dunta Robinson and RB Michael Turner on Friday, the team announced. 

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Falcons QB Ryan has sprained shoulder, out of Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan sprained his left shoulder in the closing minutes of the NFC championship game and won't play in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

49ers heading to Super Bowl after comeback win

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Falcons 28-24 Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the conference championships, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Key matchup: Falcons OLT Sam Baker vs. the 49ers' Smiths

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The 49ers' ruthless right side of Aldon Smith and Justin Smith will face off against a reborn left tackle in Sam Baker.

Intriguing story lines in championship weekend

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Breaking down all the key battles and matchups in championship game weekend.

Surprise contributors borne from great scouting

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Some unsung units stepped up this weekend, which shouldn't be a surprise given how good the final four teams' scouting staffs are.

Falcons finally put away gutsy Seahawks

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and overcame two interceptions in rallying the Falcons past the Seahawks, 30-28, on Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 27, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons have found a replacement for John Abraham by reaching an agreement with free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract. Terms of the deal weren't released. Umenyiora's agent, Tom Condon, couldn't be immediately reached for comment. The Falcons released the 34-year-old Abraham, who led the team with 10 sacks in 2012, on March 1.||||||| With the 31-year-old Umenyiora, the Falcons have a slightly younger replacement at defensive end. Umenyiora had only six sacks for the Giants in 2012. He had a career-high 14 1/2 sacks in 2005, but has reached double figures in only one of the last four years - 11 1/2 in 2010. Umenyiora, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was a second-round pick by New York in 2003.
Posted April 28, 2012
The New York Giants have offered two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora contract extensions each of the past two seasons. Speaking shortly after the NFL Draft ended on Saturday, Giants officials said the Super Bowl champions kept their options open entering the draft, including the option to sign Umenyiora.||||||| The 29-year-old defensive end has been unhappy with management. He claimed Reese reneged on a promise to rework his contract after the 2010 season. Umenyiora has one year left on his current deal.
Posted Feb. 25, 2012
Giants general manager Jerry Reese says he's unsure whether Osi Umenyiora would take less money to finish his career in New York. Instead, Reese believes the recent comments to Umenyiora may have been "taken out of context."||||||| Reese says he understands the motivation behind Umenyiora's sentiment: He wants to retire having played for only one team. But the two have not spoken since the Super Bowl parade and Reese says he wouldn't call the decision about a long-term deal a "pressing matter." He expects to meet with Umenyiora's agent soon. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end was a training camp holdout last summer. Umenyiora finished with nine sacks in nine games in 2011.
Posted Feb. 02, 2012
Umenyiora insists his absence from a mandatory media session four days before the Super Bowl was an honest mistake and not an attempt to blow off the function to spend time with his family. A day after the NFL fined him $20,000 for missing the session, Umenyiora attended Thursday's media availability and once again apologized for his absence Wednesday. He said he spent the hour with his family.||||||| Umenyiora had no problem with the amount of the fine, saying it made sense. When pressed, the two-time Pro Bowler said the absence wasn't a big deal, noting it was not like he missed practice or skipped a team meeting for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
Posted Dec. 15, 2011
Umenyiora has practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after being sidelined for the entire month with a high ankle sprain and continuing problems with his knee.||||||| Umenyiora hurt the ankle - the team has not said which one - in a loss in New Orleans on Nov. 28. He has missed the last four games, but he looked nimble running with the defensive linemen early in practice.

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