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Falcons experimenting with Umenyiora as stand-up linebacker

Over the course of Osi Umenyiora’s nine years with the Giants, we grew accustomed to seeing him with his hand in the dirt before taking off after an opposing quarterback. He’ll be wearing a different uniform after signing with the Falcons and that might not wind up being the only new look that Umenyiora sports…

KSK 2013 NFL Prekkake: Atlanta Falcons

Last season: 13-3, NFC South champs, lost in NFC Championship Game Acquisitions: Steven Jackson, Osi Umenyiora, Desmond Trufant, Brian Banks Departures: Michael Turner, John Abraham, Dunta Robinson, Tyson Clabo Vegas [...]

Umenyiora trying to mentor young group

The Falcons are counting on Osi Umenyiora to produce this year. But he’s also trying to teach a young group as fast as he can, too. The veteran free agent addition told the team’s official website he sees potential in a group which includes four rookies. “It’s my job to help them,” Umenyiora said. “I…

Eight in the Box: Biggest questions

The major question facing each team in the division as summer break looms. Atlanta Falcons. Is the pass rush good enough? The Falcons replaced John Abraham with Osi Umenyiora. That might end up being something close to an even trade....Show More Summary

Kiwanuka move back to DE a combination of need and preference

With Osi Umenyiora gone and Jason Pierre-Paul out for at least 12 weeks after back surgery, it makes plenty of sense to move Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end from linebacker. As it turns out, the shift didn’t arise solely from need. “Yeah, [there was a need] a little bit when Osi left,” defensive line…

Umenyiora fitting in with Falcons

As the Falcons attempt to assemble a defense that can both build a lead and hold it, they’ve swapped out John Abraham for Osi Umenyiora. So far, so good. “Osi fit in right away,” defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux said recently, via the Albany Herald.  “He has an outgoing personality.  You can talk to him about…

Two years, $8.75 million for Freeney

Recent reports indicated that Dwight Freeney was willing to take the same base deal signed by Osi Umenyiora in Atlanta:  Two years, $8.5 million. Freeney ended up doing a little better.  If $250,000 counts as “a little.” Per a source with knowledge of the deal, Freeney’s two-year contract with the Chargers carries a base value…

Dwight Freeney about to take his show on the road

Having already apparently given up on his dream of making Dwight Freeney money, Dwight Freeney is about to hit the road in search of Osi Umenyiora money. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the former Colts defensive end is expected to start taking visits next week, with four or five teams interested. The…

Giants get their pass-rusher in third round

With Osi Umenyiora leaving for the Atlanta Falcons in free agency, the New York Giants needed to replenish their pass rush pantry. They don't need an immediate starter (which is good, because they don't love trying to draft those), because they can move Mathias Kiwanuka back up to defensive end full-time. Show More Summary

Eight in the Box: Under-the-radar moves

A look at the top under-the-radar move made by each NFC South team thus far this offseason: Atlanta Falcons: Most of the attention has gone to the additions of running back Steven Jackson and defensive end Osi Umenyiora. But the re-signing of safety William Moore might have been just as significant. Show More Summary

The Biggest Questions for the Atlanta Falcons Heading into the 2013 NFL Draft

No team might have made more noise this offseason, to this point, than the Atlanta Falcons. Wooing Tony Gonzalez, signing Steven Jackson and bringing Osi Umenyiora closer to home helped keep the Falcons relevant on top of the NFC, where San Francisco and Seattle have done their own work in creating a super-team. Show More Summary

Report: Osi Umenyiora Rejected New York Giants' Offer of 3 Years, $18 Million

It's funny how things come about. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk: Not long after former Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora signed a multi-year contract in 2006, he wasn’t happy with it. But he never was able to get the new...Show More Summary

Osi’s new deal surely not what he had envisioned

Not long after former Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora signed a multi-year contract in 2006, he wasn’t happy with it.  But he never was able to get the new payday he wanted in New York. We’re told that, within the past year or two, he turned down a three-year, $18 million package from the Giants.…

Breaking down Osi Umenyiora's contract

The deal defensive end Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons last week is salary-cap friendly. I just got a look at the official numbers on the two-year deal that’s worth $8.5 million. Umenyiora will cost the Falcons $3.75 million...Show More Summary

Osi Umenyiora calls Falcons the most talented team he’s ever seen

In Osi Umenyiora’s 10 seasons with the Giants, they had a winning record seven times, made the playoffs five times and won the Super Bowl twice. But Umenyiora says none of those Giants teams has the talent of the Falcons team he just joined. Umenyiora said he hopes the veteran leadership and Super Bowl experience…

Dwight Freeney looking for more than Osi Umenyiora’s deal with Falcons

Dwight Freeney has an idea about what the value of his next contract should look like and he’s more than willing to bide his time in hopes of getting it. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Freeney is looking for more than the contract Osi Umenyiora signed with the Atlanta Falcons earlier this…

Umenyiora wants to prove he’s not just a pass-rusher

New Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora should still have plenty in the tank, after being a part-time player for the Giants in recent years. But he disputed the notion that he was just a third-down player. “I’m a guy of tremendous pride, and I would have liked to be on the field more, but it…

Osi Umenyiora Signing Keeps Falcons as Top Super Bowl Contenders

While the NFC has turned into an all-out arms race this offseason, the Atlanta Falcons signing of defensive end Osi Umenyiora should keep the reigning NFC South champions near the top of the list of Super Bowl contenders next season....Show More Summary

Giants keep breaking up the band

News overnight Wednesday included the official (and long-expected) signing of Osi Umenyiora with the Falcons and the signing of Chase Blackburn with the Panthers. Neither of these New York Giants Super Bowl heroes had been expected back in 2013, and it does not appear the Giants made any real effort to keep either one. Show More Summary

Osi Umenyiora agrees to terms with the Atlanta Falcons

Free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons, Jay Glazer of reported on Wednesday night. According to the Adam Schefter of, the base value of Umenyiora's contract is $8.5 million, with $5 million in guaranteed money. Show More Summary

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