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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

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons not playing pretend

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons bounced back in a big way Sunday as the Panthers stayed hot and the Saints dealt the Bucs a brutal loss.

Falcons make statement by shutting out Giants

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Julio Jones caught two of Matt Ryan's three TD passes and the Falcons handed the Giants their first regular-season shutout since 1996.

Falcons S Moore's impressive season interrupted

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
League evaluators say injured Falcons SS William Moore, who is in the final year of his contract, is having one of the best seasons of his four-year career.

Week 15 handicapping column

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
PFW handicapping expert Mike Wilkening believes the Falcons will regain some of their lost luster on Sunday. 

Key matchup: Falcons running game vs. Giants run defense

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we look ahead to the Week 15 battle between the Falcons and the Giants in Atlanta.

Scout's Notebook: Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Falcons WLB Sean Weatherspoon, whom he views as overrated.

Falcons a little closer to getting new stadium

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
After about two years of discussions, the Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.

Falcons mindful of saving counters for playoffs

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
There is a theory that the Falcons will not reveal all the adjustments they may be inclined to make in the playoffs in the last several weeks of the regular season.

NFC South Spin cycle: Disturbing start to December for Falcons

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers each took a big step backward Sunday, but the Panthers earned their best win of the Ron Rivera-era.

Panthers upset Falcons behind Newton's big day

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard run as the Panthers defeated the Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Ravens can clinch playoff spots in Week 14, while the Texans and Falcons aim for first-round byes.

Week 13 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 8:59 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, William Moore and Greg Zuerlein as its Players of the Week.

NFC South Spin cycle: Falcons cross one hurdle

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFC South-champion Falcons dealt the rival Saints a blow in Week 13, and the Panthers and Bucs both came up short out West.

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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