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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

Comeback at 48? Herschel Walker wants a shot

Posted Jan. 25, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Herschel Walker wants to play in the NFL at age 48 after being out of the league for 13 years.

Owens leaves Falcons with corner concerns heading into offseason

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Some league observers are wondering if the Falcons need to make finding a new nickel back a priority following their loss to Green Bay in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Falcons OT Clabo added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Falcons OT Tyson Clabo has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. He will replace Eagles OT Jason Peters.

Vikings hire Musgrave as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Wednesday evening that they have hired Falcons assistant head coach/QB coach Bill Musgrave to be their offensive coordinator.

Report: Rams reopen offensive coordinator search

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
The Rams' talks with Josh McDaniels, thought to be one of the hottest available assistant coaches, reportedly hit a snag while negotiating for their offensive coordinator position.

CBS' blame game and Fox's arrogance

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Barry Jackson gives his playoff commentary from the couch.

Flaws exposed, but Falcons not a fraud

Posted Jan. 17, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
The Falcons were dismantled by the Packers on Saturday, but head coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff have indicated that they are not going to respond by blowing up their roster or coaching staff.

Rodgers' brilliance leaves Falcons grasping at air

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 2:08 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' remarkable performance in Green Bay's 48-21 divisional-round win at Atlanta stamps Green Bay as clear favorites to win the NFC title, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Rodgers, Packers roll past Falcons

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 11:32 p.m. ET
Carving up the NFC's top-seeded team, Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Packers to their second straight postseason road victory with a stunning 48-21 rout of the Falcons on Saturday night.

Falcons’ Peterson: Weatherspoon has raw talent

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
While injuries hampered Sean Weatherspoon during his first season, veteran teammate Mike Peterson told PFW he's been impressed by the flashes he's seen from the rookie.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening.

Divisional-round matchup tidbits

Posted Jan. 15, 2011 @ 4:46 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the divisional-round matchups.

Thursday practice report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the divisional round of the playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ divisional playoff game against No. 1 seed Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday evening:

Packers-Falcons fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers could exploit a shaky Falcons secondary in a battle of NFC powerhouses on Saturday night.

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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