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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

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Falcons formally announce Robinson signing

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced they signed CB Dunta Robinson on Saturday and will introduce him at a press conference Monday.

Falcons expect Jerry’s return to help pass rush in 2010

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
If Peria Jerry returns in offseason workouts before the draft and looks to be coming along well, that could help push the Falcons in the direction of taking a cornerback, or perhaps even a linebacker, with the 19th pick.

Falcons re-sign QB Redman

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 7:52 a.m. ET
The Falcons will not be shopping for a new backup quarterback this offseason.

Falcons LS Schneck retires

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
Falcons LS Mike Schneck announced his retirement Thursday, the team said in a press release.

Report: Falcons re-sign CB Williams

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Falcons have re-signed veteran CB Brian Williams to a one-year deal.

Falcons tender Dahl, Norwood

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 8:56 a.m. ET
The Falcons issued tenders to four more restricted free agents Wednesday, in addition to ORT Tyson Clabo and P Michael Koenen.

Clabo, Koenen tendered by Falcons

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The Falcons tendered two of their restricted free agents Wednesday, reports indicate.

NFC South team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
With No. 1 WR Antonio Bryant departing in free agency, wide receiver is a pressing need for the Buccaneers. PFW continues its series in which it examines the needs of each team, analyzing the NFC South.  

Smith expects Ryan to be ready for start of offseason conditioning program

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 10:38 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith spoke at the Combine Feb. 26 and said QB Matt Ryan is progressing well in his recovery from the turf-toe injury that hampered him late last season.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Falcons name Musgrave assistant head coach

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
The Falcons named Bill Musgrave assistant head coach on Tuesday.

Falcons re-sign WR Finneran

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Falcons locked up veteran WR Brian Finneran before he hit the open market.

Falcons have decision to make at placekicker

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Matt Bryant and Steven Hauschka are expected to compete to become the Falcons' placekicker next season, but the team is still looking to see what else is available at the position.

Finding young talent on 'D' will be Falcons’ draft focus again

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 6:32 p.m. ET
With the most pressing of the team's needs being at cornerback and defensive end, sources say Atlanta will put an emphasis on drafting defensive players once again in 2010.

Falcons’ Moore will get a crack at unseating Coleman

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Word is the Falcons will give 2009 second-round pick William Moore an opportunity to beat out incumbent starter Erik Coleman for the strong safety job.

Falcons under pressure to improve pass rush

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
In addition to finding help at cornerback, one of the Falcons' more important tasks this offseason will be upgrading their personnel at defensive end to help bolster a pass rush that made just 28 sacks in 2009.

Falcons CB Owens will be in mix to start next season

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
Word is Falcons rookie Chris Owens has all but ensured he will be in the mix to open next season as the team's starting left cornerback.

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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