Osi Umenyiora RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets reached out to check status of Osi Umenyiora, but defensive end said he only wanted to play for Giants

    New York Daily News "Osi Umenyiora retired from the NFL on Wednesday after signing a one-day contract with the Giants. But while speaking with reporters in East Rutherford, the defensive end claimed he garnered legitimate last-minute interest about playing for a different organization. And that team was the Jets,..." August 26

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Sources tell @caplannfl & me that Giants, Osi Umenyiora are discussing a ceremonial one-day contract so he can retire a Giant.

  • Osi Umenyiora will sign 1-day contract to retire a Giant, per report

    SB Nation "The New York Giants and Osi Umenyiora are discussing a one-day contract so the defensive end can officially retire as a member of the team, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN. Umenyiora has been in the league since the Giants took him with the 56th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. The..." July 27

  • Osi Umenyiora’s wish of Giants return may not be granted

    New York Post "Osi Umenyiora never wanted to leave the Giants, but he did. After two seasons with the Falcons, Umenyiora is set to become a free agent and he does not want to retire. What he does want is to finish his NFL career where he started it — with the Giants. “It was nearly a third of my life that..." February 25

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    Mike Garafolo @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 resolves.

  • Osi Umenyiora likely to stay with Falcons

    NFL.com "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..." February 20

  • Osi Umenyiora hopes to remain with Falcons

    ESPN "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..." February 11

  • Nolan offers take on Umenyiora's status

    ESPN "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..." December 17

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer.

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    Jay Glazer @

    Osi Umenyora is the newest Falcon as he has agreed to a 2 year deal

  • Falcons finalize deal with Umenyiora

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Osi Umeniyiora, who was a major cog along the defensive line that help propel the New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles, finalized a deal with the the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday. Umenyiora, the 10th active sack leader in the NFL, visited the Falcons last Wednesday, and his stated his desire..." March 27

  • Report: Osi set to fly off to Falcons

    New York Post "Osi Umenyiora reportedly won’t have the Giants to complain about anymore. The veteran defensive end, who became known as much for contract squabbles as production on the field in recent years, is set to bolt Big Blue and sign with the Falcons today or tomorrow, according to an Internet report..." March 24

  • Umenyiora wants to play for the Falcons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, the 10th active sack leader in the NFL, wants to join the Atlanta Falcons. Umenyiora, who visited the Falcons on Wednesday and has won two Super Bowl rings with the New York Giants, expressed his desire to play for the Falcons on the Jamie and Jerome Show..." March 23

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    Adam Schefter @

    Falcons making strong push to sign Giants free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora and are trying to wrap up a deal with him before end of the weekend.

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    Mike Garafolo @

    Osi Umenyiora has made his first visit. It was today with the Atlanta Falcons. No word on a signing yet.

  • Osi Umeyiora reportedly on radar of Dolphins, Lions

    NFL.com "In a depressed pass-rusher market, the news on free agent Osi Umenyiora has been non-existent since predicting 10 days ago that he would be the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. As we enter the second week of free agency, word has finally leaked of Umenyiora suitors. USA Today's Mike..." March 18

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