Former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora made his first visit of free agency on Wednesday and it was with the Atlanta Falcons. Osi has 75 sacks in his career but tailed off a bit in 2012 with just six sacks. Has he seen his best days? It was just 2011 that Osi had 9 sacks in 9 regular season games and followed that up with 3.5 sacks in 4 postseason games. The market for defensive ends so far this off-season has not been kind to the players. Can the Falcons benefit? Here is what some of our Twitter followers, and Falcons fans, had to say about Osi's visit....
So Osi visited with the #Falcons. What do you say, should the #Falcons sign him?
— Atlanta Falcons Blog (@GritsBlitzBlog) March 20, 2013
@gritsblitzblog if he's cheap.... hell yeah... maybe Abe comes back too
— Bryan Suggs (@BryanSuggs) March 20, 2013
“@gritsblitzblog: So Osi visited with the #Falcons. What do you say, should the #Falcons sign him?” Can I get a hell yea???
— Jackson Webb (@jackinabox_803) March 20, 2013
@gritsblitzblog If we can nab him.and bring back Abe our rush problems are over.
— JB Edwards (@mehjbmeh) March 20, 2013
@gritsblitzblogSign him now. We need him. He was a beast when healthy. He lives in Atlanta. Change of scenery for him and he will thrive.
— Zach Provosty (@ATLBIRDS1) March 20, 2013
@gritsblitzblog Osi AND Abe! That is my vote. @johnabraham55 come on home Abe!
— J.A.R. (@jstorm404) March 20, 2013
@gritsblitzblog dudes don't visit and not sign... #alreadydone !!
— Chris Wells (@thecwells) March 20, 2013
It is interesting the amount of love that John Abraham still gets in Atlanta. Those will be some pretty big shoes to fill on the defensive line. Osi to Atlanta makes sense. If it's a bargain it makes even more sense.