Osi Umenyiora could be calling the New York Giants his former employers really soon. Linsday Rhodes of the NFL Network broke the news that the 31-year-old defensive end had a visit with the Atlanta Falcons and took a physical with them.
With John Abraham a free agent looking for a new home, it makes a lot of sense that the Falcons would have interest in replacing him with a pass-rusher like Umenyiora. The former Giant had six sacks and two forced fumbles in 2012, playing mostly as a reserve, which is why he's looking for work elsewhere.
Umenyiora has been very public in the past about being unhappy with his contract situation with the team and had threatened to hold out if not resolved.
The Giants restructured Umenyiora's deal in 2012 to boost his salary and allowed him to become a free agent in 2013.
Up until now, the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins had reported to have interest in Umenyiora, but never scheduled a meeting or physical with him unlike the Falcons.
Umenyiora was a second-round pick of the Giants back in the 2003 NFL Draft and has been a part of the two Giants Super Bowl championships in 2007 and 2011.
Stay tuned to Giants 101 to see if the Falcons end up landing the former Giant and bring him to Atlanta.
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