Player Page

Osi Umenyiora | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Troy
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

GM Mike Maccagnan said free agent Osi Umenyiora was only saying hello to coach Todd Bowles and wasn't at the Jets' facility for a visit on Wednesday.
Maccagnan said Umenyiora only stuck around for ten minutes. This should dispel any rumors of New York's interest in Umenyiora. The veteran has had a tough time drumming up a free agent market after a lackluster 2014 season. The fading 33-year-old is only a role player at this stage of his career. Mar 19 - 11:24 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Free agent Osi Umenyiora visited with the Jets on Wednesday.

The Jets are Umenyiora's only known visit since the start of free agency. Despite fading badly in 2014 and entering his age-34 season, Umenyiora has no plans to retire. He would give the Jets a situational pass rusher if signed. Umenyiora should only require a one-year deal.
Mar 18 - 7:31 PM

Free agent Osi Umenyiora says he has "zero" plans to retire.

Now 34, Umenyiora faded badly in 2014, registering just 2.5 sacks across 347 snaps for the Falcons' anemic defense. FOX's Mike Garofolo has passed along "chatter" that Umenyiora could return to the Giants, while ESPN's Adam Caplan reports he's considering a "media opportunity" in England. Umenyiora has said he'd like to retire as a member of the G-Men.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 24 - 1:40 PM

Osi Umenyiora is only expected to play 25-35 snaps per game this season.

Umenyiora played 46.5 snaps per game last season. He's 32 years old now, but that's not nearly as big of a concern as the Falcons' switch to a 3-4 base. Umenyiora has been a 4-3 defensive end throughout his career and has no experience as an outside linebacker. Still, the Falcons kept him around at a $3.5 million base salary to be their DPR (designated pass rusher), so they're expecting him to get to the quarterback. Umenyiora has slimmed down to 250 pounds as he prepares for the transition.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 08:57:00 AM

ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure confirms the team "will have more of a 3-4 look" on defense this season.

"Believe that," McClure emphasizes. The Falcons signed a number of 3-4 defensive linemen in free agency, and drafted multiple players who best fit "odd-man fronts." 2013 sack leader Osi Umenyiora is going on age 33 and has no experience as a 3-4 outside linebacker. He's too small to play 3-4 end. McClure suggests Osi will be a "strictly designated pass rusher," or likely a nickel rusher. Ultimately, we don't see Atlanta finishing as a top-half-of-the-league defense. They have some pieces but lack a difference-making pass rusher.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, May 15, 2014 11:27:00 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Falcons will retain Osi Umenyiora for the 2014 season.

There had been reports Umenyiora would either have to restructure or be released, but those reports were unfounded. Umenyiora was productive his first year in Atlanta, notching 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception despite being limited to a situational pass-rusher after the Falcons fell out of contention. He will likely continue that situational role in 2014.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:07:00 PM

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.

Umenyiora could be cut if he is unwilling to take the pay cut the Falcons are reportedly after. The Giants are looking to get younger along the defensive front, but Osi would be a relatively inexpensive addition and provide a veteran presence along the line. Umenyiora was productive his first year in Atlanta, notching 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 09:05:00 AM

FOX's Mike Garafolo reports the Falcons want Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut.

Umenyiora is due a reasonable $3.5 million between salary and bonuses, but will turn 33 in November. He was productive his first year in Atlanta, notching 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception. He played 744 snaps. Umenyiora may be inclined to turn down the Falcons' request and try to hit the open market.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 01:20:00 PM

Coach Mike Smith hinted Thursday that the Falcons will not be releasing DE Osi Umenyiora.

32-year-old Umenyiora is declining, but he's owed a reasonable $3 million in total 2014 compensation and Atlanta is absolutely desperate for edge rushers. He led the Falcons with 7.5 sacks last season and would be a nice mentor if they select Jadeveon Clowney sixth overall. Pencil in Umenyiora as a 2014 starter for now.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Falcons RE Osi Umenyiora wants to be back with the team in 2014 and believes he will return.

"I would love to stay, and I think I am," Umenyiora said. "But you really never know what's going to happen." Umenyiora led the Falcons with 7.5 sacks last season but is clearly in his decline phase. Atlanta could save $3.5 million against the cap by releasing him. However, the Falcons are in dire need of pass rushers and can't afford to part with their best one at the moment.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 08:39:00 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution expects the Falcons to retain RE Osi Umenyiora for 2014.

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff simply isn't in a position where he can afford to part with semi-productive pass rushers, even if doing so with Osi would save $3.5 million versus the cap. Clearly in decline, 32-year-old Umenyiora managed 7.5 sacks across 16 games in 2013. Pro Football Focus gave him negative grades as a pass rusher, though Umenyiora was largely an asset in run defense.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Falcons RE Osi Umenyiora didn't start in last week's win over the Redskins and may play in a reserve role the final two weeks of the season.

The 4-10 Falcons have been trying to get looks at younger players. Umenyiora started the first 13 games of the season, but second-year DE Jonathan Massaquoi got the start Sunday. Umenyiora leads the team with his 7.5 sacks. But on a two-year deal as a 32-year-old, Umenyiora may be one-and-done in Atlanta.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Falcons RE Osi Umenyiora has been dabbling as a stand-up edge rusher in training camp.

"Never really done that before, but in a situation like this where it’s something that I might have to do, I just have to work," Umenyiora said. "I don’t know if I’m going to do it during an actual game or not, but it’s cool to come out here, get a feel for it and see if I can do it." DC Mike Nolan stood John Abraham up a lot last season, but Osi doesn't possess the same explosion as Abraham.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Falcons signed DE Osi Umenyiora, formerly of the Giants, to a two-year, $8.5 million contract.

Finally. This deal had been in the works for almost a week now, and contains another $3.5 million via incentives. The Dolphins made Umenyiora a contract offer, but he must've preferred the Falcons' chances of winning. The 31-year-old brings needed juice to Atlanta's pass rush, replacing John Abraham. GM Thomas Dimitroff still needs to be on the lookout for edge rushers. At this point, Umenyiora and Kroy Biermann are the Falcons' starting ends. Osi recorded 43 tackles and six sacks last season, but struggled mightily versus the run.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff confirmed Monday that the team is in contract negotiations with free agent DE Osi Umenyiora.

It's just a matter of time before the deal is finalized. "Our discussions are fluid and amicable," said Dimitroff. On Sunday, the Ravens agreed to terms with Elvis Dumervil on a five-year, $26 million contract with another $9 million possible in incentives. Umenyiora figures to receive slightly less than that. He's 2 1/2 years older than Dumervil and not as productive.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 02:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh Freeman
2B.J. Coleman
3Josh Portis
4Tim Tebow
5Curtis Painter
6John Skelton
7Mike Kafka
8David Carr
9Rex Grossman
10Vince Young
11Brady Quinn
12Kevin Kolb
13Caleb Hanie
14Pat White
15Trent Edwards
16John Parker Wilson
17Jerrod Johnson
18Adam Weber
19Jordan Rodgers
20Nick Stephens
21Tyler Wilson
22Ryan Katz
23Colby Cameron
24Kyle Padron
25James Vandenberg
26Mike Hermann
27Nathan Stanley
28Dalton Williams
29Matt Brown
30Caleb TerBush
31Tim Jenkins
32Dayne Crist
33Brett Smith
34James Franklin
35Chase Rettig
36Tommy Rees
37Brock Jensen
38Brendon Kay
39Logan Kilgore
40Nate Enderle
41Kory Faulkner
42Keith Price
43Collin Klein
44Alex Carder
45Rusty Smith
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Maurice Jones-Drew
5Brandon Jackson
6D.J. Ware
7Chris Johnson
8Ryan Torain
9Beanie Wells
10Andre Brown
11Jalen Parmele
12Peyton Hillis
13BenJarvus Green-Ellis
14Jamie Harper
15Chris Rainey
16Terrance Ganaway
17Alvester Alexander
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Evan Royster
21Ray Rice
22Mikel Leshoure
23Lance Ball
24Isaac Redman
25Michael Bush
26Alex Green
27Brandon Saine
28D.J. Harper
29Tim Cornett
30Stephen Houston
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Jordan Roberts
37Orwin Smith
38Kapri Bibbs
39Armond Smith
40Javarris James
41Josh Vaughan
42Darren Evans
43Delone Carter
44Anthony Allen
45Damien Berry
46Richard Murphy
47William Powell
48Cierre Wood
49Stefphon Jefferson
50Deonte Williams
51Bradley Randle
52Quentin Hines
53De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Pierre Thomas
5Chris Johnson
6Ryan Torain
7Beanie Wells
8Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4Maurice Jones-Drew
5D.J. Ware
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Greg Childs
10Lamont Bryant
11Kevin Hardy
12Tim Benford
13LaRon Byrd
14Ryan Whalen
15Jamar Newsome
16Terrence Toliver
17Richard Goodman
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Erik Lora
21Keenan Davis
22Taulib Ikharo
23Robby Toma
24Carlin Isles
25Emmanuel Arceneaux
26Naaman Roosevelt
27Johnathan Haggerty
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Brian Robiskie
33Tiquan Underwood
34Charly Martin
35Marcus Jackson
36Derek Moye
37Kamar Jorden
38Nicholas Johnson
39Sederrick Cunningham
40Jordan White
41Chris Summers
42Zach Rogers
43Dan Buckner
44Roy Roundtree
45Chad Bumphis
46Terrell Sinkfield
47Jheranie Boyd
48Eric Rogers
49Rashaad Carter
50Erik Highsmith
51Tyrone Goard
52Mark Harrison
53Cole McKenzie
54Jamal Miles
55Rashad Evans
56Sam McGuffie
57T.J. Moe
58Jasper Collins
59Jeremy Ebert
60LaQuan Williams
61Diondre Borel
62Bert Reed
63Brandon Carswell
64Joseph Anderson
65Julius Pruitt
66Mardy Gilyard
67Jon Baldwin
68Chastin West
69Demetrius Fields
70Scott Pillar
71Chip Reeves
72Mike Davis
73Cody Hoffman
74Quintin Payton
75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Greg Jennings
3Kerry Meier
4Davone Bess
5Anthony Armstrong
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Eric Page
11Brandon Banks
12Drew Davis
13Raymond Radway
14Kealoha Pilares
15Donald Jones
16Chris Givens
17Darius Hanks
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Micheal Spurlock
21Steve Breaston
22Jordan Shipley
23Donte' Stallworth
24Aaron Mellette
25Robert Gill
26Martel Moore
27Nicholas Edwards
28Charles Hawkins
29Alex Gillett
30Dominique Croom
31Lacoltan Bester
32Eric Thomas
33Greg Hardin
34Michael Jenkins
35Devin Aromashodu
36David Reed
37Jarett Dillard
38Dezmon Briscoe
39Tim Toone
40David Ball
41David Douglas
42Dale Moss
43Brandon Collins
44Tray Session
45Lanear Sampson
46Alec Lemon
47Lamaar Thomas
48Duke Calhoun
49Isaiah Williams
50Jeff Fuller
51Joe Adams
52Marvin McNutt
53Tori Gurley
54Roberto Wallace
55Bobby Sewall
56Ronald Johnson
57Jerry Johnson
58Andrew DePaola
59James Shaw
60Devin Goda
61Kevin Elliott
62Jared Green
63Mike Willie
64Michael Calvin
65Taveon Rogers
66Early Doucet
67Darius Reynaud
68Deon Butler
69Terrence Austin
70Patrick Crayton
71Micah Hatfield
72Jaz Reynolds
73Austin Franklin
74Alex Neutz
75Geraldo Boldewijn
76Kelsey Pope
77Anthony McClung
78Jordan Harris
79Jason Thompson
80Omarius Hines
81Gerrard Sheppard
82Andy Cruse
83Anthony Amos
84R.J. Webb
85Andrew Helmick
86Weston Dressler
87Perez Ashford
88Rodrick Rumble
89Brandon Kaufman
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Greg Jennings
5Laurent Robinson
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12Andrew Szczerba
13Steve Watson
14Tommy Gallarda
15D.J. Williams
16James Casey
17Daniel Graham
18Billy Bajema
19Joel Dreessen
20Cameron Morrah
21Martin Rucker
22Dan Gronkowski
23Ben Hartsock
24Visanthe Shiancoe
25Weslye Saunders
26Mike McNeill
27Hayden Smith
28Tom Crabtree
29Brody Eldridge
30Nate Byham
31Dedrick Epps
32Zach Potter
33Colin Cloherty
34Jeron Mastrud
35Steve Maneri
36Dominique Curry
37Matt Furstenburg
38Ben Cotton
39David Rolf
40Nelson Rosario
41Jake Byrne
42Joe Sawyer
43Evan Wilson
44Emmanuel Ogbuehi
45Jacob Pedersen
46D.J. Tialavea
47Justin Jones
48Asa Watson
49Brian Wozniak
50David Wright
51Jason Schepler
52Chase Clement
53A.C. Leonard
54Morrell Presley
55Tim Biere
56Evan Landi
57Taylor Cook
58Colin Anderson
59Travis Tannahill
60Jamie McCoy
61Nathan Overbay
62Andre Hardy
63Martell Webb
64Cameron Graham
65Michael Higgins
66Alex Silvestro
67Evan Moore
68Travis Beckum
69Richard Quinn
70Jake O'Connell
71Isaiah Stanback
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez