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According to a ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Atlanta Falcons are close to completing a deal that would bring veteran and former All-Pro defensive end Osi Umenyiora: Falcons making strong push to sign Giants free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora and are trying to wrap up a deal with him before end of the weekend. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2013 Umenyiora would undoubtedly fill the role of pass rushing specialist, which was left vacant by former Falcons DE John Abraham. It is a role that Osi is familiar with, as he pretty much was that for the last couple of seasons with the New York Giants. Earlier, Roddy White expressed a desire for Osi to get a deal done with the Falcons. Osi recorded 75 sacks in his 10 seasons with the Giants. He missed the entire 2008 season with a knee injury. His specialty is forcing fumbles, as nearly half of the sacks recorded by Osi have resulted in fumbles. Overall, he has forced 32.

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