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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

What was, and what may be …

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk offers his unique insight into each of the four divisional-round playoff games for this coming weekend.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second 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.

Unassuming Mike Smith has Falcons soaring

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 9:26 a.m. ET
Mike Smith has gone from a little-known NFL assistant to the leader of one of the league's more consistent winners with a steady, upbeat and humble approach.

Packers-Falcons matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first 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.

Mularkey postpones interview with Broncos

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
If the Broncos want Mike Mularkey as their head coach, they are going to have to wait until the Falcons are eliminated from the playoffs.

Smith says Ryan, Bryant Falcons’ most valuable players

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
After finishing 13-3 and clinching the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, head coach Mike Smith was not short on good options to choose from when PFW asked him who he considered to be the team's MVP of ...

Falcons playoff primer

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
PFW examines the Falcons as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Broncos, Browns to interview Falcons OC Mularkey

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
The Broncos and Browns will interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey this week for their vacant head-coaching positions.

Falcons clinch No. 1 seed in NFC

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Eric Weems had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown and the Falcons put a decisive stamp on the NFC South title and home-field advantage in the playoffs by beating Carolina 31-10 on Sunday.

Chiefs continue worst-to-first trend

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
Since 2002, the NFL has produced at least one team every season that has gone from fourth place one year to first the following year, with Kansas City being the latest example this season.

DT Babineaux an underappreciated force for Falcons

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux is on pace to finish with fewer sacks and tackles than he did in 2009, but a longtime team observer said the sixth-year veteran is having his best season yet by far.

Falcons dominate NFC Pro Bowl squad

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the NFC squad, just one year after serving as a backup QB in Philadelphia and two years after being in prison. Although Vick beat out Matt Ryan, who will back up Vick in ...

Falcons’ goals still within reach after loss to Saints

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
While the Falcons suffered a tough loss at home Monday night to the division-rival Saints, they shouldn't allow their confidence to be shaken much.

Brees shakes off INTs; Saints edge Falcons

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Drew Brees shook off two fourth-quarter interceptions, throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham with 3:24 remaining that gave New Orleans a 17-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and clinched a return to the playoffs for the defending ...

Postseason success next hurdle for Falcons' Ryan

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
Matt Ryan has gone from being counted among a small group of promising, young signalcallers still trying to find their way to the much-improved leader of one of the league's best teams.

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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