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Osi Umenyiora visits Falcons, per report

Former New York Giants pass rusher Osi Umenyiora is visiting with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, according to a report.


Defensive end Osi Umenyiora visited with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, according to Lindsay Rhodes on Twitter. Umenyiora is taking a physical, which could mean that the Falcons are interested in signing him if things go well.

Of course, that's just speculation at this point. It's significant though, as this appears to be Umenyiora's first actual visit of the free agency period, which began on March 12. To this point, there's been little information on what's happening with Umenyiora, though it was recently reported that both the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins could be interested.

Umenyiora still has plenty of competition on the market. He's been one of the top pass-rushers of the past decade, but has slowed down over the past two seasons and isn't getting any younger. His 52 sacks between 2005 and 2010 are impressive, but he started just four games in 2012.

He carries the "aging pass rusher" label, along with guys like Dwight Freeney and John Abraham, who are both still on the market. It would also appear that both of those players have more to offer than Umenyiora at this point in their careers, but it's worth noting that the Falcons have also reportedly expressed interest in signing Freeney along with Umenyiora.

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