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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

Falcons Ink DE Osi Umenyiora To Two-year Deal

The Falcons have signed free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, a league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Umenyiora’s two-year deal is for for $8.5 million, with a max value of $12 million, and includes $5 million guaranteed. Umenyiora had 43 tackles and six sacks last season for the New York Giants. Following the 2010 season, [...]

Report: Osi Umenyiora Bolts Giants, Signs with Atlanta Falcons on 2-Year Deal

We can now call Osi Umenyiora a former New York Giant. After a week of negotiating, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed on a deal to sign the 31-year-old defensive end, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Osi Umenyiora has finally agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons, which he's been working on for a week. Show More Summary

Falcons continue getting (slightly) younger

Football is a game of yards, but the Atlanta Falcons are making it all about miles this offseason. With the addition of defensive end Osi Umenyiora, the Falcons continued their trend of trading in high-mile luxury editions for similar models with less mileage. That’s essentially what the Falcons did with Umenyiora. Show More Summary

Osi Umenyiora agrees to deal with Falcons

The long-awaited deal is now done: Osi Umenyiora has agreed to terms on a contract with the Falcons. Atlanta and Umenyiora, a free agent defensive end who has been linked to the team for weeks, reached a deal on a two-year contract today, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. When Umenyiora said last week that…

Report: New York Giants Likely Moving Mathias Kiwanuka Back to DE in 2013

Osi Umenyiora is as good as gone from the Giants. He's currently negotiating with the Atlanta Falcons on a potential deal, which will leave a void in the defensive line for next season. According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN, the Giants are preparing to move Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end in 2013. Show More Summary

Would Osi Umenyiora Be Better in Atlanta Than John Abraham?

It seems as if the Atlanta Falcons and free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora have been talking forever. It’s only been six days since Umenyiora ’s first visit with Atlanta on March 20, but both sides feel a deal is imminent. General...Show More Summary

Thomas Dimitroff: Umenyiora discussions are “fluid and amicable”

All signs still point to defensive end Osi Umenyiora signing with the Falcons, but the deal isn’t done yet. That was General Manager Thomas Dimitroff’s message when he spoke to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday. “We’re in the process of having discussions with his representatives,” Dimitroff said. “There’s nothing new to…

Falcons may need more than Umenyiora

There are lots of reports out there that the Atlanta Falcons are close to signing defensive end Osi Umenyiora. But nothing official has come yet. Even if it does, the Falcons might be wise to continue looking for help for the pass rush. In theory, Umenyiora would take the place of John Abraham as the team’s pass-rusher. Show More Summary

DE Osi Umenyiora Agrees To Deal With Falcons

Osi Umenyiora’s career as a Giant is almost officially over, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports. One of the finest pass-rushers in Giants history is set to sign with the Atlanta Falcons, according to Umenyiora could sign the deal as soon as Sunday, according to the report. Terms for the deal [...]

Report: Osi Umenyiora expected to join the Atlanta Falcons by Monday

With the next few days, fee agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora is expected to agree to terms with the Atlanta Falcons, reports Mike Florio of According to Florio, the deal is expected by Monday "at the latest". The Falcons were looking for pass-rush help after releasing veteran John Abraham this offseason. Show More Summary

Osi Umenyiora Will Reportedly Sign with Atlanta Falcons

Osi Umenyiora ran himself out of favor with the New York Giants after a rough 2012 season, but it appears that the Atlanta Falcons will have no problem bringing him into the fold to address their pass rushing needs. According to NBCShow More Summary

Umenyiora joining Falcons Sunday or Monday

As the weekend moves toward a conclusion, defensive end Osi Umenyiora’s time as a free agent is coming to a close. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Umenyiora is expected to join the Falcons on Sunday or, at the latest, on Monday. “Atlanta is the place,” the source said. The move will end…

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