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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:16:41 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora will be used as a designated pass rusher this season, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:49 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora has shown a lot of speed during pass-rush during training camp, according to ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure, and has dropped back in pass coverage on occasion.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:12:25 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said DE Osi Umenyiora will be the designated pass-rusher in their defense. Umenyiora has dropped 10 pounds to 250 pounds for this season. "I hope (his regular-season reps) are a lot. That means they're throwing a lot and that means we're in the lead," Smith said. "In a 60-play game, you're looking somewhere in between 25 to 35 (snaps.) He'll be fresh. I think it will be a very good thing. And I think at the end of last season, when we put him in as a defensive pass-rusher and that's all he was doing and his number of snaps went down, I thought he was much more productive."
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:22:20 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DEs Osi Umenyiora and Kroy Biermann will be back with the team in 2014 without having to restructure their contracts. The team originally wanted Umenyiora to take a pay cut but backed off when they saw how he was mentoring younger players.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:12:07 -0800
The New York Giants could have interest in Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora if he is released by the Falcons this offseason. Umenyiora would consider returning to the Giants if he becomes a free agent.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:31:25 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons want DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut. Umenyiora is scheduled to make $3.5 million in 2014.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:12:04 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora is likely to return to the team for the 2014 season, despite his $4.5 million salary for the upcoming year. Falcons head coach Mike Smith lauded Umenyiora's work on an off the field, saying he did an "outstanding job" as a player and mentor. Smith added that while he "never would say never," he looks forward to continuing to work with the veteran pass rusher.
Fantasy Tip: Atlanta desperately needs pass-rushing threats, so this is a logical move on their part. Even still, the Falcons are a ways off from being a reliable fantasy defense.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:15:58 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora wants to remain with the team next season. "I would love to stay, and I think I am," Umenyiora said. "But you really never know what's going to happen." He'll count $4.75 million against the salary cap in 2014 after leading the team with 7.5 sacks in 2013. Umenyiora is also due a $1 million roster bonus in mid-March, and releasing him would save the team $3.5 million against the cap. He wouldn't say if he'd be willing to take a pay cut.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:59:17 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons could consider releasing CB Asante Samuel, FS Thomas DeCoud, RB Steven Jackson, LB Stephen Nicholas and DE Osi Umenyiora this offseason to create some salary cap space.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:00:30 -0800
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora played just 27 snaps in a reserve role in Week 15 against the Washington Redskins, working as a designated pass rusher. DE Jonathan Massaquoi started in Umenyiora's usual spot. Head coach Mike Smith is trying to keep Umenyiora fresh, and after a meeting with head coach Mike Smith, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan indicated Tuesday, Dec. 17, that the veteran was content with the move. "I thought he did an outstanding job in the game when he did go in," Nolan said. "He was fresher. He was better prepared for the third down because of that. You know, when you play every down, it can wear on you."
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 08:54:39 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora and SS William Moore were fined $15,750 for roughing the passer penalties they received in the team's Week 8 game.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:43:44 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (ankle), C Joe Hawley (elbow), DT Peria Jerry (toe), OG Garrett Reynolds (knee), and RB Jason Snelling (ankle) all fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and are probable. OT Sam Baker (knee), S William Moore (hip) and DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) all were limited in practice and are questionable. LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh) did not practice and has been ruled out.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:01:06 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 31. OT Sam Baker (knee), C Joe Hawley (elbow), DT Peria Jerry (toe), S William Moore (hip), RB Jason Snelling (ankle) and DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) were limited. LB Akeem Dent (ankle) and OG Garrett Reynolds (knee) practiced in full.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:19:29 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Jason Snelling (ankle), WR Roddy White (ankle, hamstring) and LB Stephen Nicholas (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30. C Joe Hawley (elbow), OG Garrett Reynolds (knee), OT Sam Baker (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), DT Peria Jerry (toe), LB Akeem Dent (ankle) and SS William Moore (hip) were limited during practice.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:45:51 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have used DE Osi Umenyiora as a standup linebacker at times since training camp began. Umenyiora said he does not know if he will line up at the position during a regular season game but wants to work on it in case he needs to play the position.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:10:35 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said he immediately noticed the work ethic of DL Osi Umenyiora. He felt Umenyiora has quickly become a leader with the team because of his experience and hard work. "It's my job to help them," Umenyiora said. "I don't have too much longer. It's unlikely I'll play another 10 years. All I can do is give them all the knowledge that I have now and try to make them better. They're my younger brothers."
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:54:02 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons coaching staff has been impressed with DE Osi Umenyiora during organized team activities. "His leadership ability has shown up quite a bit with our young players, which has been outstanding and great," defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said. "He's an early bird kind of guy so he's in here working with some of our younger guys and even a couple of older guys have gravitated toward that and they're all working together."
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 20:11:19 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DL Osi Umenyiora is fitting in well with his new team, and his teammates have had nice things to say about his personality. "He has an outgoing personality. You can talk to him about just about anything," DT Jonathan Babineaux said. "As each day goes by, I think he's getting more and more comfortable." Umenyiora has been lining up on both sides of the line for the Falcons during organized team activities (OTAs).
Thu, 09 May 2013 12:00:50 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora could receive around 85 percent of the snaps at right defensive end this season, which is more than he has played over the last few seasons.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:24:55 -0700
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) is reportedly looking for more money than the contract Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora signed. Umenyiora's deal is worth $8.5 million over the next two seasons. Freeney is willing to wait out the market in hopes of getting the type of deal he is looking for.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:39:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora said decreased playing time with the New York Giants helped him in this situation with the Falcons. "It was setting up for this situation here, a situation where I feel like I can really help this team," Umenyiora said. "I have a lot less wear and tear on my body over the last two years than I normally would have if I would have been playing all those (extra) downs. Every disappointment is a blessing and it's definitely a blessing for me and I'm thankful to come over here and help this team win."
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:23:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) on a two-year deal Wednesday, March 27.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:15:05 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team is having ongoing contract negotiations with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:11:37 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) in the next day or two.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:52:41 -0700
Free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) said his visit with the Atlanta Falcons went very well and is interested in signing with the team.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:24:51 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are pushing hard to sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) by the end of the weekend.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:00:27 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are not willing to pay what free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) is asking for, which is believed to be more than $5 million.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:12:39 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons hosted a visit with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) Wednesday, Mar. 20.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:42:41 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have spent considerable time studying free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) and even called his representatives to explore the possibility of signing him.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:58:49 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens could show interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) if their other pass-rush targets are too expensive for them.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:25:53 -0700
The Detroit Lions have shown interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:24:36 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have shown interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 12:42:55 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons are believed to be interested in free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) and DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:20:07 -0800
Free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) plans to test the open market Tuesday, March 12, and he said in a television interview Friday, March 8, that he doesn't necessarily have to sign with a winning team. "It wouldn't have to be a playoff team," Umenyiora said. "It could be anybody pretty much anybody who would need me to help them win, and anybody who I think is going to put me in a situation to win Defensive Player of the Year, which is what I'm going to do this year."
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:19:02 -0800
Impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) said Friday, March 8, there is a chance he returns to the New York Giants, but he lost his job as regular starter in 2011, and he has long indicated he may be looking for a larger role elsewhere.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:28:15 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora could be interested in signing with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason because he lives in Atlanta.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:13:45 -0800
The NFL is reportedly buzzing over the Indianapolis Colts' decision not to re-sign impending free-agent LB Dwight Freeney. One general manager who was very interested already in New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said Freeney would leapfrog Umenyiora on his free-agent board.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:02:23 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora's contract for the 2013 season will be voided Friday, Feb. 8, which will make him an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:50:12 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora probably would not be a fit for the New York Jets because he is better suited to be a defensive end in a 4-3 defensive alignment than a defensive end in a 3-4 defensive alignment. The Jets could have interest in him as a situational pass rusher but he may not be interested in that role.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:43:07 -0800
New York Giants owner John Mara said he wants DE Osi Umenyiora to return to the Giants "in an ideal world" but understands that Umenyiora wants to test the free-agent market.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:37:57 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said he will be looking to sign with a team where he can be a starting defensive end this offseason. He said his decision will not be solely about money.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:07:52 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora would not rule out the New York Jets as a possible landing spot in free agency this summer. "Rex Ryan, when I was coming out of college he was with Baltimore at the time and he came down to work me out at Troy, he came to Atlanta, just me and him," Umenyiora said. "We had a pretty good time out there so I've always enjoyed him as a coach and as a person. That might be a good fit. Hopefully it will be with the Giants."
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:52:49 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said he would prefer to finish out his career with the Giants, and there is a chance that could happen. "There's a chance, absolutely," Umenyiora told reporters in New Orleans on Thursday. "Of course (there) is. Hopefully that'll happen. I prefer to finish out my career there. But there's a lot of things in play here. It's not going to be totally my decision. They're going to have some decisions to make also. It's going to be a collective effort. My agent's going to have his say. Hopefully things will work out there. I prefer to stay there."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:26:07 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is likely to leave as a free agent in the offseason.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:40:30 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora has hired new agents, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, according to NFLPA records.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:31:57 -0800
New York Giants owner John Mara said he would love to see soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Osi Umenyiora back with the Giants next season. "I don't know about that," Mara said when asked if Umenyiora had played his last game. "We'll see what happens. I would love to have him back. He's been a great player for us. He's a great guy. He's been a huge part of our two Super Bowl wins, but there are economic considerations and we'll just have to see what happens. I mean, obviously, we'd love to have him back."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 07:02:57 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora admitted that it is time for him to move on and play for another team in 2013. "I just feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New York in this city and that organization," Umenyiora said. "It was a great run, a great ride. I think now is probably time to move on."
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:24:00 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora thinks it is highly probable he will be playing elsewhere next season, making it likely that the Giants Week 17 game will be his last in New York.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:26:26 -0700
The New York Giants were able to sack Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo just two times in a loss in Week 1. DE Osi Umenyiora credited the Cowboys for effectively using slants in their attack that night. "Anybody can neutralize us if they execute that game plan. It's easy if you're going to throw the ball in one second, nobody is going to get there. That's just the way it is," Umenyiora said Friday, Oct. 26.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:29:38 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is not among the team's defensive ends on the Pro Bowl ballot released Tuesday, Oct. 23. However, per the rules, teams are only allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot.