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Falcons D-Line coming into form

                                                          Steve Mitchell / USA TODAY Sports Adam Chastain Atlanta Falcons Writer With almost every move already made on the Atlanta Falcons defensive line (other than the obvious drafting of a lineman), things are beginning to show what the upcoming season will look like. The most recent decision made was...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons have decided to hold onto Osi Umenyiora

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  the Falcons have decided to keep defensive end Osi Umenyiora even though he was unwilling to take a pay cut this offseason. Umenyiora will return and no restructure of his contract is planned, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Also, defensive end Kroy Biermann will be back and there is no restructure...
Via Pro Football Zone
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons Are Not Asking DE Osi Umenyiora To Take A Pay Cut

  Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff has confirmed, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, that veteran DE Osi Umenyiora will be back with the team next season, despite previous reports that the had approached him regarding a pay cut. Atlanta will also retain DE Kroy Biermann at his current salary as well. Umenyiora, 32, signed a two-year deal worth $8.5 million that included ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora no longer has to endure uncertainty for next season. Umenyiora will return and no restructure of his contract is planned, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Also, defensive end Kroy Biermann will be back and there is no restructure planned for his contract, either. There was one of those unsourced reports that the team wanted him...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora-Giants reunion possible if pass rusher becomes available

Osi Umenyiora’s current team wants him to take a pay cut before returning next season. But if things don’t work out and the Falcons cut him, the 32-year-old pass rusher wouldn’t mind a return to the team with which he won two Super Bowls. And the feeling might be mutual. Umenyiora would entertain an offer to return to the Giants -- and the Giants would at least investigate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A Return To The Giants A Possibility For DE Osi Umenyiora?

  Mike Garafolo reported on Thursday that the Falcons have approached veteran DE Osi Umenyiora regarding a pay cut, so there is a chance that he could be cut loose after just one year in Atlanta. Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger, citing two people familiar with the situation, reports that the Giants “would at least investigate” the idea of bringing Umenyiora back if he...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 08, 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...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons rumors: Falcons ask Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut.

The Atlanta Falcons are currently in a healthy salary cap position right now, being around $26 Million over the cap, but that doesn't mean that they are not trying to create even more space before free agency begins on March 11th, starting with defensive end Osi Umenyiora.Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the Falcons are asking Umenyiora to take a pay cut. He's due...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons ask Osi Umenyiora to take pay cut

The Atlanta Falcons and Osi Umenyiora want to keep their relationship going, but it must come at a decreased price. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the Falcons have asked Umenyiora to take a pay cut. Falcons are asking DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut, source tells @FOXSports1. Slated to make $3.5m […]
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons have asked Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut

Just a year after signing the former New York Giants stud pass rusher the Atlanta Falcons are already asking Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut according to several sources. MikeGarafolo Falcons are asking DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut, source tells @FOXSports1. Slated to make $3.5m in ’14. We’ll see how this […]The post Atlanta Falcons have asked Osi Umenyiora to take a...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons reportedly asked Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Falcons have asked defensive end Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut. Falcons are asking DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut, source tells @FOXSports1. Slated to make $3.5m in '14. We'll see how this resolves. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons Asking DE Osi Umenyiora To Take A Pay Cut

Mike Garafolo reports that the Atlanta Falcons have approached veteran DE Osi Umenyiora regarding a pay cut. Umenyiora, 32, signed a two-year deal worth $8.5 million that included $5 million guaranteed last year. He will make $3.5 million for the 2014 season, according to Garafolo. Brian McIntyre mentions that Umenyiora has a $500, 000 roster bonus due on March 25. The Falcons...
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March 06, 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 likely to stay with Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons already started getting rid of some veteran players like cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Stephen Nicholas. It looks like Osi Umenyiora is safe. Asked about Umenyiora's future at the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Mike Smith lauded Umenyiora's leadership and production, saying Umenyiora did an "outstand job" overall as a player and mentor...
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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...
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February 11, 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 McClure...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora Hoping To Be Back With The Falcons Next Season

Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora made it clear that he wants to be back in Atlanta next season. “I would love to stay, and I think I am,” Umenyiora said, via ESPN.com. “But you really never know what’s going to happen.” Umenyiora, 32, signed a two-year deal worth $8.5 million that included $5 million guaranteed last year. In his first year with the team he produced 47 tackles...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Osi Umenyiora hopes to remain with Falcons

There is no doubt where veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants to be next season. He owns a home in the Atlanta area. He feels an allegiance to his Falcons teammates. He has tremendous respect for general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. "I would love to stay, and I think I am," Umenyiora told ESPN.com. "But you really never know what'...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons expected to keep Osi Umenyiora

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Consittution believes the Falcons will keep defensive end Osi Umenyiora. “@dmbenjam: @AJCFalcons do you think the falcons will part ways with Decou & Osi?” — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@AJCFalcons) February 7, 2014 Umenyiora had a pretty good season after recording 47 tackles 7.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 1 interception.   Need...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons expected to keep Osi Umenyiora

The Atlanta Falcons are expected to keep defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora for the 2014 season according to Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It’s hard to imagine that the Falcons would be willing to ditch Umenyiora after he recorded 7.5 sacks and was somewhat effective against the run. Cutting Umenyiora would save the Falcons $3.5 million against the salary cap.
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February 07, 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...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan offers take on Umenyiora's status

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora met with coach Mike Smith about Umenyiora’s new reserve role. Nolan implied Umenyiora was content with the move. "As I’m sure Mike told you, he had a conversation with Mike and it went very well, was my understanding," Nolan said. "And Osi expressed the same thing, that...
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December 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

Atlanta Falcons ready to right the ship against the Jets

Tonight the Atlanta Falcons have a true test concerning how far they will go in the 2013 season, as they take on the New York Jets at the Georgia Dome with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. EST as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football game of the week. The Falcons have been nothing short of disappointing through four games, as the team sits at 1-3 with losses to the New Orleans Saints,...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Suffering from the bug

Osi Umenyiora finished the day with five total tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles. (Photo Credit: AtlantaFalcons.com) The Atlanta Falcons lost five key players in the win in week two against the St. Louis Rams, one for the entire season. Many fans had plenty of woes and had a right to feel that way. How in the world is this team going to recover from such staggering injuries...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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