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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

Falcons down to third-string RB

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Jason Snelling is in at running back for the Falcons after injuries to Michael Turner (groin) and Jerious Norwood (knee).

Falcons confident Ryan is learning from mistakes

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
It's clear to those in Atlanta that some Falcons fans are growing impatient with QB Matt Ryan, who has yet to take the big step some were expecting after an impressive rookie year in 2008.

Falcons add C Bruggeman to practice squad

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Falcons signed C Rob Bruggeman to the practice squad Tuesday, replacing RB Dimitri Nance.

Falcons to honor Gonzalez

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez caught his 1,000th pass during Week One and will be honored by the team at its next game.

Falcons release C Bruggeman

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Reserve C Rob Bruggeman was released by the Falcons on Tuesday.

Falcons not creating lanes for RB Turner

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Falcons want to be a power-running team that is productive on the ground against even the toughest defenses, but they couldn't hang with the Steelers' front seven.

Mendenhall's OT run leads Steelers past Falcons 15-9

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall ran 50 yards for a touchdown 2:35 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a shaky start by replacement quarterback Dennis Dixon and a missed field goal attempt late in regulation to beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-9 ...

Gonzalez grabs 1,000th catch of career

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez became the first tight end in league history with 1,000 career receptions after making a catch in the third quarter today.

Five football recipes to try out on game day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 2:23 a.m. ET
We asked five NFL players for the recipes they like the most, and they served up some delicious-sounding fare.

Falcons DE Biermann honored by starting role

Posted Sept. 11, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Falcons DE Kroy Biermann told PFW he's "not 100 percent sure" what made the coaches decide to give him a starting spot, but he said he's happy to have the opportunity.

Falcons establish eight-man practice squad

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced their eight-player practice squad on Sunday.

Falcons release S Giordano, waive DT Johnson

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced two roster moves Tuesday.

Strong side could be home for Falcons’ Weatherspoon

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons are leaning toward starting first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon at strong-side linebacker.

Report: Patriots acquire OG Ojinnaka from Falcons

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots acquired OG Quinn Ojinnaka from the Falcons on Sunday for an undisclosed draft pick, according to FoxSports.com.

Falcons WR Meier done for the season

Posted Aug. 21, 2010 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Falcons rookie WR Kerry Meier will miss the 2010 season after suffering a knee injury in Atlanta's loss to New England on Thursday.

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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