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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 release DE Edwards

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 9:56 p.m. ET
The Falcons have released disappointing DE Ray Edwards, the team confirmed Monday evening.

Falcons not pointing finger at O-line for running woes

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
Veteran C Todd McClure offered a rebuke of criticism the team's offensive line has received for the Falcons' struggles in short-yardage situations.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints, Bucs keeping playoff hopes alive

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The talk of an undefeated season is over for the Falcons, but the playoff hopes for the Saints and Buccaneers are still alive coming off Week 10 wins.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Saints hand Falcons their first loss

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for 146 yards and two TDs to help the Saints hand the Falcons their first loss, 31-27, on Sunday.

Key matchup: Falcons QB Matt Ryan vs. Saints pass defense

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we take a look at the challenge awaiting the Saints' pass defense in Week 10.

Falcons swap fullbacks

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Falcons brought back FB Mike Cox and released FB Lousaka Polite.

Fair-weather Falcons

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk understands why the world is yawning over Atlanta’s 8-0 start. So do the Falcons.

Falcons place OG Reynolds on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Falcons placed OG Garrett Reynolds on injured reserve and signed OG Phillipkeith Manley to the active roster.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Falcons see progress from MLB Dent

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Falcons were very pleased with how Akeem Dent responded to a new challenge in Week Nine.

Falcons hang on to beat Cowboys, stay undefeated

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 11:51 p.m. ET
Julio Jones 129 receiving yards and the Falcons beat the Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday night to extend their run as the NFL's only unbeaten team.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Ryan throws three TDs, Falcons stay undefeated

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes on Atlanta's first three possessions and the Falcons remained the NFL's only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

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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