|10/24/2014||Devin McCourty, FS NE|
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB OAK
Matt Schaub, QB OAK
Jeremy Mincey, DE DAL
M.D. Jennings, DB TB
Mike Williams, WR BUF
Osi Umenyiora, DE ATL
|Brandon Flowers, CB SD|
Corey Wootton, DT MIN
Darren McFadden, RB OAK
Dontari Poe, NT KC
Joe Haden, CB CLE
Greg Jennings, WR MIN
Tom Brady, QB NE
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Falcons' Osi Umenyiora has no plans to retire
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) With Falcons defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora set to become a free agent March 10, he said he plans to play in 2015, reports ESPN.
"Zero plans to retire at this moment," Umenyiora said. "I feel like I can still play, No. 1. The way things ended last year, I'm just not going to end my career like that. That's not going to happen."
The 2015 season will be Umenyiora's 12th season in the NFL and he said he can still contribute if he lands with the right team.
"I feel like when put in the right situation and given the opportunity to play, I would still be able to help somebody. I want to end the way it's supposed to end," he said.
Umenyiora added he expects to be back with the Falcons in 2015 and wants to play at least one more year.
"I think I did the right things when I was there, especially last year," he said. "I did and said all the right things and I'm in great shape. Whether or not they decide to re-sign me, that's another story. But do I expect them to look into it? I would think so."
DE Osi Umenyiora admits he could be doing more for Falcons
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora conceded Wednesday that he needs to contribute more to what has been a failing defense in 2014. Atlanta is yielded 28.3 points per game this season and surrendered 41 Sunday at Minnesota.
"Do I feel like I could be helping more? Yes," he told the New York Daily News. He added that he will continue to do whatever the team asks of him.
Umenyiora has yet to start in four games and has registered just six tackles and no sacks.
Osi Umenyiora won't have to redo deal
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/14) Defensive end Osi Umenyiora will return to the Falcons without any restructuring of his contract, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Umenyiora, who had 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles last year, is set to make $2.5 million in base salary and count $4.75 million against the cap.
Reports surfaced that the team would ask him to restructure his deal, but general manager Thomas Dimitroff put that speculation to rest.
Falcons likely to keep Osi Umenyiora
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/14) It appears the Falcons will hold onto defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who had 7.5 sacks last year. Umenyiora, 32, would count $3.5 million against the cap in 2014.
Coach Mike Smith said Umenyiora did an "outstanding job" in his first season with Atlanta. "I am never gonna say never," Smith said, "but I'm looking forward to continuing to work with him."
Osi Umenyiora wants to stay with Falcons
|by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(2/11/14) Defensive end Osi Umenyiora is interested in staying with the Falcons. He signed a two-year, $8.5 million deal with them last summer and is due to count $4.75 million against the cap. A restructure might be in order.
"My eyes have been opened: I understand the business pretty much as well as anybody in football right now because of a lot of the things that have happened," Umenyiora said per ESPN. "And I know it's nothing personal."
Umenyiora had 7.5 sacks last year, leading Atlanta. He also forced three fumbles.
|Osi Umenyiora is an interesting case heading into 2014. The Falcons are changing their defensive scheme, making Umenyiora's role as a defensive end obsolete. But he should be able to contribute in some capacity as an outside linebacker. The problem is that Umenyiora hasn't filled that role over his career, so it will be a change for him. Even though he racked up 7.5 sacks and 47 total tackles for the Falcons this year, it's not expected he'll be as productive in 2014 as a 'backer.
(Updated 4/29/14) |