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The Falcoholic Mar 9, 2014
The Internet seems to think the Falcons need to cut two of their highest-paid defenders. Are those smart moves right now? The Atlanta Falcons basically didn't possess a pass rush in 2013. Pro Football Focus (PFF) ranked them as the worst pass rushing team in the entire NFL. They finished with 32 total sacks. So, why should they get rid of the team's sack leader from last season? Osi Umenyiora signed a two-year, $8.5 million (max of $12 million) deal a year ago. He recorded 7.5 sacks in his first year with the team, accounting for nearly a quarter of the Falcons' production. However, fans...
Big Blue View Mar 8, 2014
New York Giants' headlines for Saturday, 3/8. Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Let's look at the stories making headlines for this Saturday morning. A Return For Osi Umenyiora? We have to start today with the Star-Ledger report that Umenyiora could return to the Giants. Umenyiora, in case you missed it, has been asked to take a pay cut by his current team, the Atlanta Falcons. That, of course, leads to the notion that he could be cut if he refuses and ultimately to speculation about a reunion in New York. Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger writes that the 32-year-old Umenyiora "wouldn't mind...
Rotoworld Mar 8, 2014
The Star-Ledger reports a reunion of Osi Umenyiora and the Giants is a possibility if the veteran pass-rusher is cut by the Falcons.
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 7, 2014
Falcons reportedly would like Umenyiora to take pay cut from $3.5 million this coming season
KFFL Mar 7, 2014
The New York Giants could ...
The Falcoholic Mar 7, 2014
The Falcons could still cut Osi Umenyiora, but it's not certain. This may get confusing, so buckle up. The Falcons may well have asked Osi Umenyiora and his representation about taking a pay cut, but if ProFootballTalk is to be believed, they haven't boiled that down to take the cut or you're gone: Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Falcons routinely engage in an annual assessment of the roster, in light of player salaries and cap numbers. If/when that process flags a player who possibly is making too much money, the team inquires into the possibility of the player...
The Falcoholic Mar 6, 2014
The veteran defensive end is slated to count $3.5 million against the cap in 2014. You may recall that Mike Smith was positive but noncommittal about Osi Umenyiora's future with the team during his comments at the NFL Scouting Combine. From what I'm gathering from Smith's statement on Umenyiora, it depends on how many pass rushers are added in free agency/draft — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) February 20, 2014 Today, we're learning why, as the Falcons are reportedly asking Osi to take a paycut. Falcons are asking DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut, source tells @FOXSports1. Slated...
Newsday Feb 14, 2014
Dave Tollefson, the scrappy defensive lineman who once described himself as a pigeon flying amongst eagles such as Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora, announced his retirement FRiday. Although he did not finish his career with the Giants, he won two Super Bowl rings with the team and chose to symbolically retire as a member of the Giants.