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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 looking for pass-rush specialist to emerge

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Falcons' search for a pass-rush specialist to work into the DE rotation has been going on for years.

Falcons release OG Manuwai

Posted July 28, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Falcons announced the release of OG Vince Manuwai on Saturday.

Falcons release LB Tatupu

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons released MLB Lofa Tatupu on Wednesday, the club announced.

Is Falcons' Dent ready for starting role?

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 5:07 p.m. ET
With Lofa Tatupu out for the season with a pectoral injury, Akeem Dent is in line to become the Falcons' starter at middle linebacker.

Falcons LB Tatupu out for the season

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a pectoral injury during a workout.

Falcons sign LB Peterson

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Falcons brought back veteran LB Mike Peterson, the team announced Monday.

Turner can't be completely dismissed on draft day

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening isn't jumping off Falcons RB Michael Turner's bandwagon just yet.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

Falcons LB Tatupu suffers pectoral injury

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu suffered a pectoral injury while working out, head coach Mike Smith announced.

Falcons expecting Baker to return to pre-2011 form

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
To fill one of the most critical jobs on offense, the Falcons are expecting OLT Sam Baker to put forth one of his best seasons.

Mike Smith sees lots of Falcons in Chiefs

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Falcons head coach Mike Smith sees a lot of similarities between his team and the Chiefs, their Week One opponent in Kansas City.

Falcons have void to fill on special teams

Posted July 09, 2012 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Harry Douglas is one of the top candidates to replace Eric Weems, but the Falcons are going to hold a training-camp competition for the return jobs.

Falcons see opportunities for competition on D-line

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, time is running out for Falcons DE Lawrence Sidbury to show significant improvement.

Falcons agree with S Hope

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 8:07 p.m. ET
The Falcons have agreed to terms on a contract with former Titans S Chris Hope, the team said Friday. 

Former Falcons RB charged with DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Former Falcons RB Jamal Anderson is facing a DUI charge after reportedly being pulled over in DeKalb County, Ga. early Sunday morning.

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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