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Falcons | Osi Umenyiora in reserve role?

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."

2013-12-17 18:00:30 | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughan McClure

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