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  1. Umenyiora to Massaquoi: Don't voice displeasure publicly

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons veteran Osi Umenyiora can relate to teammate Jonathan Massaquoi's frustration over playing time. Umenyiora, 33, entered the 2014 season knowing his role would be diminished in a new defensive alignment. With the reality that his be...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Falcons' pass rush hits high note

    Vaughn McClure

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Observed and heard in the locker room following the Atlanta Falcons' 27-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium: Pass rush gets going: Veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora was in quite a rush to get out of the l...

    Blog | November 09, 2014
  3. Osi Umenyiora gets tribute and sack in his return

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Mathias Kiwanuka was sitting in the locker room watching the pregame tribute to his former New York Giants teammate Osi Umenyiora, and he admits he got a little bit caught up in it. "I forgot I was supposed to be out on th...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  4. Osi Umenyiora sounds unsatisfied in Atlanta

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Osi Umenyiora returns to the Meadowlands for the first time Sunday, and it sounds like the former New York Giants pass-rusher wishes he never left. Umenyiora spent his first 10 years in the NFL here, before signing with th...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  5. Rejuvenated Will Beatty of Giants: Bring on Osi Umenyiora

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After a rough first game of the season, New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty has performed quite well in his last three games -- much more like the 2012 Will Beatty who earned a five-year free-agent contract than the 2013 ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  6. Falcons' Umenyiora tired of losing to Brees

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons veteran pass-rusher Osi Umenyiora has dropped his share of games against New Orleans Saints gunslinger Drew Brees. When Umenyiora first encountered Brees in 2005, his New York Giants lost to Brees' San Diego ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  7. Osi Umenyiora in a rush to add to game

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Not a week goes by without Osi Umenyiora connecting with his Hall of Fame friend and former New York Giants teammate Michael Strahan. The two talk two or three times a week. Their latest conversation had much to do with Umen...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  8. Lowery eager for date with Lions' Tate

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons sent London-born Osi Umenyiora to England this week to help promote the team's international matchup against the Detroit Lions in October. But there is another Falcon already looking forward to the game at Wembley Stadium -- for a...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  9. Falcons can boost pass rush without a star

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons aren't panicking -- at least not yet -- over their inability to secure a top pass-rusher this offseason. Sure, it would have been a nice luxury to land a proven talent such as Brian Orakpo or even a promising rookie such as Jad...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  10. Umenyiora appreciates soccer in Atlanta

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank wasn't just trying to appeal to the gathered crowd when he talked about veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora being born with a soccer ball in his crib. As Blank stood at the podium Wednesday to introduce his new M...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Falcons' Umenyiora can now focus on 2014

    Vaughn McClure

    There was going to be talk about Osi Umenyiora's status with the Atlanta Falcons regardless if he had to take a pay cut or not. The veteran turns 33 in November. He counts $4.75 million against the salary cap in 2014, with a base salary of $2.5 mi...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  12. What are Falcons futures for Jackson, Osi?

    Vaughn McClure

    INDIANAPOLIS - Last season, the Atlanta Falcons came out of free agency with two aging veterans in Steven Jackson and Osi Umenyiora. Almost a year later, there seems to be some doubt about their futures with the Falcons. Both Jackson and Umenyi...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  13. Umenyiora impressed with Clowney, Ford

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora already stated his desire to remain with the team. At the same time, Umenyiora realizes the Falcons could add a rookie pass-rusher to the mix. Umenyiora already has an appreciation for two edge-r...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  14. Cowboys should give Ware one more year

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- Free DeMarcus Ware? Sounds strange, doesn't it? For all of the Pro Bowls, for all of the sacks, for all of the goodwill he earned in his first eight seasons, one poor season has Ware in the cross hairs. He is on the wrong side ...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 34-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night: What it means: Although the Falcons showed a lot of fight and might have spoiled the night -- had NaVorro Bowman not picked off a ball deflected from Fal...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  16. Umenyiora eyes team first in designated role

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- It will be worth keeping an eye on Osi Umenyiora Monday night. The veteran defensive end is expected to remain in his new role as a designated pass-rusher as the Atlanta Falcons face the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Pa...

    Blog | December 23, 2013