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OSI UMENYIORA RUMORS

Osi Umenyiora looks to bolster the Atlanta Falcon’s pass rush

Make no jokes about it, the Falcons expected more out of #50 last season. The two-time Super Bowl champ understands that he will have to adjust his game in order to get back to being a productive pass rusher in Mike Nolan’s defense. Recently, Osi told ESPN, “Two days ago, I was talking to Strahan about the bull rush that he did,” Umenyiora explained. “And I was asking him...
Via cover32 - Falcons
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons notebook: Veteran Umenyiora unsure of role

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Defensive end Osi Umenyiora was one of the Falcons major free-agent signings last year but entering the 2014 season his role remains uncertain. With the Falcons continuing to explore 3-4 concepts last year, they taught Umenyiora to play standing up -- something he had never done before. As the year wore on, the coaching staff moved the 32-year-old into more...
Via Fox Sports South
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora Will Return To Falcons

Osi Umenyiora gets to stay in his city, and doesn’t have to take a paycut. The Atlanta Journal Constitution per the Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff is reporting that the veteran pass rusher will return to the Falcons in 2014. Umenyiora will return and no restructure of his contract is planned, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Also, defensive end Kroy Biermann will...
Via Thacover2
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Osi Umenyiora could return to the New York Giants

For nine years, defensive end Osi Umenyiora was one of the best and most popular New York Giants players to come along in some time. According to a report by the Star-Ledger’s Conor Orr, the 32-year-old pass rusher could return to his former team if his current team, the Atlanta Falcons, release him. If Osi Umenyiora becomes available, could he and #Giants be interested in a reunion...
Via cover32 - Giants
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora Expected To Be Back With The Falcons Next Season

Falcons HC Mike Smith seemed to suggest on Thursday that DE Osi Umenyiora will be back with the team in 2014. “I am never gonna say never. … But I’m looking forward to continuing to work with him,” Smith said, via NFL.com. There has been some speculation that he could be on the chopping block, however, Smith told reporters that Umenyiora did an “outstanding job” as...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora Hopes To Remain With Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have been making roster moves involving the defensive side of the ball, and speculation is growing that more changes could be coming. Osi Umenyiora is due to count $4.75 million agains the cap in 2014 and the team could save $3.5 million if they cut him before he’s due a roster bonus in mid-March. Umenyiora led the team with 7.5 sacks in 2013, told Vaughn...
Via Thacover2
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons are working to fix its atrocious lines

The 4-12 Atlanta Falcons were abysmal at protecting quarterback Matt Ryan along with bringing down the opposing QB’s, a problem that head coach Mike Smith, general manager Thomas Dimitroff, and owner Arthur Blank recognized and addressed as soon as the season ended by firing defensive line coach Ray Hamilton as well as offensive line coaches Pat Hill and Paul Dunn. Change seemed...
Via isportsweb.com
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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