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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

Reese: Giants' Tuck wants to regain form

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
Giants GM Jerry Reese has spoken to DE Justin Tuck about him regaining his form of two seasons ago.

Personnel changes coming for the Giants

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Expect the Giants to shave some salaries and allow some veterans, like OT David Diehl, to walk in the offseason.

Key matchup: Redskins offensive line vs. Giants defensive line

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Eric Edholm examines the battle of the Redskins’ offensive line vs. the Giants’ defensive line.

Giants, Cruz inch toward new contract

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Giants WR Victor Cruz might soon get a new contract, but there are a lot of factors to consider before it gets done.

Giants, Umenyiora agree to contract restructuring

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Giants and DE Osi Umenyiora have agreed on a reworked contract, the club announced Friday.

Will Claiborne return kicks?

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Although it's a risky strategy, we hear the Cowboys may ask No. 6 overall pick Morris Claiborne to return kickoffs, according to our NFC Whispers.

Cowboys covet Chiefs' Carr

Posted Feb. 26, 2012 @ 2:04 a.m. ET
If Chiefs CB Brandon Carr hits the free-agent market, you can expect the Cowboys to make a strong pitch to sign him, according to NFC Whispers.

Umenyiora fined for missing media session

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Giants DE Osi Umenyiora stiffed the media on Wednesday and, as a result, received a $20,000 fine from the NFL, according to Albert Breer.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The most crucial matchup in the Super Bowl may be Tom Brady's ability to withstand the pressure from the Giants' front four.

Giants making early waves in the media

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
There are still eight days remaining until the Super Bowl, but that hasn't kept the Giants from getting an arly start on their trash-talking.

Manning skips out on part of Wednesday's Giants practice with illness

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Giants QB Eli Manning missed part of Wednesday's practice with a "stomach bug."

Giants-Packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups in the Packers' divisional playoff game vs. the Giants Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Giants CB Ross cleared to play

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Despite numerous scares, it appears the Giants will be healthy for their playoff matchup with the Packers at Lambeau Field Sunday.

Giants' lines peaking at right time

Posted Jan. 08, 2012 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The offensive line's performance against the Falcons in the wild-card victory was vintage Giants power football. So was the pressure that the front line provided on defense.

Giants' pass rush must maintain recent excellence

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
If the Giants are going to beat the Falcons in the wild-card matchup on Sunday, the pass rush will have to remain a hot topic.

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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