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Osi Umenyiora on Falcons: “Most talented team I’ve probably seen in my life.”

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Former New York Giant defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora recently signed a two year, $8.5 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons, and he’s not keeping it a secret why he hastily chose to become a Falcon:

Via NFL.com:

“This team is the most talented team that I’ve probably seen in my life,” Umenyiora said….It was weird having a son that’s a Falcons fan, but it is what it is. This is where I plan on living the rest of my life. … I wouldn’t even allow myself to dream this big…as soon as I came and visited … my mind was set. I didn’t want to take any other trips.”

Umenyiora only registered six sacks in 2012 with the Giants, but says limited playing time on a crowded defensive line was the reason for the his numbers being down. He was signed to replace the void left by John Abraham, but at 31 with declining production, Umenyiora is no longer seen as a double digit sack guy. However, it definitely won’t hurt the Falcons, and it’s not a foregone conclusion that Umenyiora is incapable of getting back to elite status.

 

 

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