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Thu, 09 May 2013 12:00:50 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora could receive around 85 percent of the snaps at right defensive end this season, which is more than he has played over the last few seasons.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 06:24:55 -0700
Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) is reportedly looking for more money than the contract Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora signed. Umenyiora's deal is worth $8.5 million over the next two seasons. Freeney is willing to wait out the market in hopes of getting the type of deal he is looking for.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:39:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora said decreased playing time with the New York Giants helped him in this situation with the Falcons. "It was setting up for this situation here, a situation where I feel like I can really help this team," Umenyiora said. "I have a lot less wear and tear on my body over the last two years than I normally would have if I would have been playing all those (extra) downs. Every disappointment is a blessing and it's definitely a blessing for me and I'm thankful to come over here and help this team win."
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:23:20 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) on a two-year deal Wednesday, March 27.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:15:05 -0700
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team is having ongoing contract negotiations with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 19:11:37 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are expected to sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) in the next day or two.
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:52:41 -0700
Free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) said his visit with the Atlanta Falcons went very well and is interested in signing with the team.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:24:51 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are pushing hard to sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) by the end of the weekend.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:00:27 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are not willing to pay what free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) is asking for, which is believed to be more than $5 million.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:12:39 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons hosted a visit with free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) Wednesday, Mar. 20.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:42:41 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have spent considerable time studying free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) and even called his representatives to explore the possibility of signing him.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:58:49 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens could show interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) if their other pass-rush targets are too expensive for them.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:25:53 -0700
The Detroit Lions have shown interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:24:36 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have shown interest in free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 12:42:55 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons are believed to be interested in free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) and DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants).
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:20:07 -0800
Free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) plans to test the open market Tuesday, March 12, and he said in a television interview Friday, March 8, that he doesn't necessarily have to sign with a winning team. "It wouldn't have to be a playoff team," Umenyiora said. "It could be anybody pretty much anybody who would need me to help them win, and anybody who I think is going to put me in a situation to win Defensive Player of the Year, which is what I'm going to do this year."
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:19:02 -0800
Impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora (Giants) said Friday, March 8, there is a chance he returns to the New York Giants, but he lost his job as regular starter in 2011, and he has long indicated he may be looking for a larger role elsewhere.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 12:28:15 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora could be interested in signing with the Atlanta Falcons this offseason because he lives in Atlanta.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:13:45 -0800
The NFL is reportedly buzzing over the Indianapolis Colts' decision not to re-sign impending free-agent LB Dwight Freeney. One general manager who was very interested already in New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said Freeney would leapfrog Umenyiora on his free-agent board.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:02:23 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora's contract for the 2013 season will be voided Friday, Feb. 8, which will make him an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:50:12 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora probably would not be a fit for the New York Jets because he is better suited to be a defensive end in a 4-3 defensive alignment than a defensive end in a 3-4 defensive alignment. The Jets could have interest in him as a situational pass rusher but he may not be interested in that role.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:43:07 -0800
New York Giants owner John Mara said he wants DE Osi Umenyiora to return to the Giants "in an ideal world" but understands that Umenyiora wants to test the free-agent market.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:37:57 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said he will be looking to sign with a team where he can be a starting defensive end this offseason. He said his decision will not be solely about money.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:07:52 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora would not rule out the New York Jets as a possible landing spot in free agency this summer. "Rex Ryan, when I was coming out of college he was with Baltimore at the time and he came down to work me out at Troy, he came to Atlanta, just me and him," Umenyiora said. "We had a pretty good time out there so I've always enjoyed him as a coach and as a person. That might be a good fit. Hopefully it will be with the Giants."
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:52:49 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora said he would prefer to finish out his career with the Giants, and there is a chance that could happen. "There's a chance, absolutely," Umenyiora told reporters in New Orleans on Thursday. "Of course (there) is. Hopefully that'll happen. I prefer to finish out my career there. But there's a lot of things in play here. It's not going to be totally my decision. They're going to have some decisions to make also. It's going to be a collective effort. My agent's going to have his say. Hopefully things will work out there. I prefer to stay there."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:26:07 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is likely to leave as a free agent in the offseason.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:40:30 -0800
New York Giants impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora has hired new agents, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, according to NFLPA records.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:31:57 -0800
New York Giants owner John Mara said he would love to see soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Osi Umenyiora back with the Giants next season. "I don't know about that," Mara said when asked if Umenyiora had played his last game. "We'll see what happens. I would love to have him back. He's been a great player for us. He's a great guy. He's been a huge part of our two Super Bowl wins, but there are economic considerations and we'll just have to see what happens. I mean, obviously, we'd love to have him back."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 07:02:57 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora admitted that it is time for him to move on and play for another team in 2013. "I just feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New York in this city and that organization," Umenyiora said. "It was a great run, a great ride. I think now is probably time to move on."
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:24:00 -0800
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora thinks it is highly probable he will be playing elsewhere next season, making it likely that the Giants Week 17 game will be his last in New York.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:26:26 -0700
The New York Giants were able to sack Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo just two times in a loss in Week 1. DE Osi Umenyiora credited the Cowboys for effectively using slants in their attack that night. "Anybody can neutralize us if they execute that game plan. It's easy if you're going to throw the ball in one second, nobody is going to get there. That's just the way it is," Umenyiora said Friday, Oct. 26.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:29:38 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is not among the team's defensive ends on the Pro Bowl ballot released Tuesday, Oct. 23. However, per the rules, teams are only allowed to put two defensive ends on the ballot.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:16:06 -0700
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora issued a challenge to Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson before the two teams meet up in Week 5. "If (Trent) looks on tape and he thinks he sees some candy, come try and get it," Umenyiora said. Richardson said earlier in the week that he thinks the team will have success in the running game against the Giants.
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:31:49 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy said his ongoing feud with New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is now finished. "I think after the game, it's time to get over this Osi-and-LeSean thing, because after the game (Umenyiora) said 'You're a heck of a player, we're in this business, let's get over this,'" McCoy said.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:52:26 -0700
The New York Giants' defensive line has recorded just six sacks so far this season - tied for 18th in the NFL. DE Jason Pierre-Paul has just 1.5 sacks, DE Osi Umenyiora has one sack and DE Justin Tuck has none.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:17:25 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy added to his feud with New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora. "Osi to be honest, he is a good player," McCoy said. "I think he thinks that he is better than what he really is. I think he is a ballerina in a Giants uniform. Other than that, that is all I got to say about Osi." The two players have been exchanging barbs for several years.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:05:53 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, Aug. 27, that he expects LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) and DE Justin Tuck (shoulder) to all play in the regular season opener Wednesday, Sept. 5, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:29:27 -0700
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) is not concerned about swelling that kept him out of practice Sunday, Aug. 26.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:35:43 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he has no issue if New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora refers to him as "Bob" Griffin as opposed to RG3. Umenyiora said Griffin must earn respect in the league before he can be referred to by a nickname. "One of my coaches at Baylor called me Bob," Griffin said. "Nobody really calls me Bob ... (Osi) doesn't have to call me RG3 at all."
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:25:59 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is happy with his contract situation for once, and he plans to report to training camp on time.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:32:48 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora said he refuses to heap praise for Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III by referring to him as 'RG3,' even though that's basically what everyone calls him. "Who is this RG3 guy you guys keep talking about?" Umenyiora said. "You talking about Bob Griffin? You guys are giving him a cool nickname already and everything. When he does anything in the NFL we're gonna call him RG3. Right now he's Bob Griffin."
Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:39:19 -0700
Former New York Giants DL Michael Strahan thinks DL Osi Umenyiora got ripped off by the team in his recent one-year, $6 million deal. "If it were me, I would have sat at home and I wouldn't have played. That's just me. I've threatened to do that in my time and I ended up getting what I wanted. Osi's a different mindset than me. I'm probably a little more, 'I don't care what people think.'"
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:24:38 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora spent most of practice Tuesday, June 12, on the sidelines, although he did take the field during a walkthrough portion of the practice.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:57:22 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora had to temporarily fire his agent to get a restructured deal completed, and sign what that agent had told him was "a substandard deal." However, he said it was worth it to stop a contract squabble from hovering over his head. Umenyiora denied that he was asked by the team to fire his agent in order to get the deal done. Instead, he said Tony Agnone - whom Umenyiora said he will eventually rehire - stepped out of the way because "he felt like I was worth more than that."
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:26:47 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora will make $6.5 million in 2012, according to a source with direct knowledge of the contract. That's a nearly $2 million bump from the $4.7 million that Umenyiora originally was scheduled to earn in the final year of his deal.
Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:55:00 -0700
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora said the team offered him a multi-year deal during contract negotiations but he preferred to take the restructured one-year deal and become a free agent after this season.
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 04:54:27 -0700
Updating a previous item, New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora's restructured deal with the team is for only the 2012 season, the final year of his contract. The team will also not use the franchise tag on Umenyiora. According to a source who had been informed of the negotiations, the Giants had made a total offer - base salary plus bonuses - in the $7 million to $7.5 million range. "I'm just happy; I'm happy all that's over with," Umenyiora said in a team news release. "It's time to get back to work."
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:10:13 -0700
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora has agreed to a restructured contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. He is expected to report for organized team activities Monday, June 4.
Thu, 31 May 2012 04:44:14 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora continues to sit out the team's voluntary offseason workouts and DL Mathias Kiwanuka says he certainly can understand why his teammate is frustrated. "His situation ... he has been under contract in a bad deal for years now and anybody who looks at the situation would say, 'Well, this should have been taken care of a long time ago,'" Kiwanuka said. "For whatever reason, it hasn't. So I understand his frustration."
Wed, 30 May 2012 08:30:07 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora was not at organized team activities Wednesday, May 30.