Posted March 27, 2013

Report: Osi Umenyiora agrees to two-year deal with Atlanta Falcons

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Free agent Osi Umenyiora signed  a two-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons worth $8.5 million (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Free agent Osi Umenyiora signed a two-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons worth $8.5 million (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons and free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora agreed to a two-year deal Wednesday, reports FoxSports.com.

The deal is worth $8.5 million, with a maximum value of $12 million and includes $5 million in guaranteed money.

Umenyiora, 31, spent the first nine seasons of his career with the New York Giants helping the team win two Super Bowl Championships.

“There was nothing better than to be able to win (in New York),” Umenyiora said last week, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The only thing I can think of that would be better than being able to win in New York would be to be able to win here in Atlanta. We’ll see how that plays out. Hopefully, it works out in a positive direction.”

He also recorded 75.5 sacks and 13 fumble recoveries in his time in New York and finished with 43 tackles, six sacks, and two forced fumbles last season.


3 comments
ebakaric
ebakaric

Whatever on this pick up.   You win championships with Offense period.   I want a fast tight end that is slightly undersized to line up in the backfield or slot to put another weapon on the field.   Good luck Saints fans paying Jimmy Graham 13 million to play wide receiver.    In the draft - First and Second pick go to OL, third pick oversize safety convert to LB, and fourth pick goes to the fastest tight end left.   More protection to let Matt distribute the ball.   

Patriots, Saints, Greenbay, etc all are winning with terrible defenses and Ravens won last year with their worst defense in like 8 years.

 

MacRussell
MacRussell

NANANANA NANANANA HEY HEY HEY GOODBYE!!!

 

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

Good luck, Osi (except against the Giants).