Osi Umenyiora
American football defensive lineman
Osi Umenyiora
Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora is a British-born, American football defensive end in the National Football League for the New York Giants. Umenyiora is one of three British-born players to have won a Super Bowl ring, joining Scott McCready and Giants teammate Lawrence Tynes. He missed the 2008 season, undergoing surgery for knee cartilage damage suffered during an exhibition against the New York Jets.
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What's Next For The Denver Broncos?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
By Joel Corry, National Football Post While the Seattle Seahawks bask in the glow of their decisive Super Bowl XLVIII victory, here’s a preview of things to come for the other team that took the field last Sunday, the Denver Broncos. Salary Cap Denver has a little more than $10.25 million of salary cap room once tenders for restricted free agents (which includes cornerback Chris Harris) and exclusive rights players with expiring contracts are factored in, in addition to the cap space gained from the voiding of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and running back Knowshon Moreno’s 2014 contract years. A decision must be made regarding cornerback Champ Bailey, since he wants to play a 16th NFL season. The 35-year-old will be entering the last year of a four-year, $43 million contract (worth a maximum of $46.75 million through base salary escalators) after a season in which he was limited to five regular season games because of a left foot sprain that occurred in a pre-season mat ...
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Local sports talk shows head to New York for Super Bowl; CBS’ Kevin Harlan chides Erin Andrews for Richard Sherman interview
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
Sports radio is a tough business, but one of its perks apparently is an annual trip to the Super Bowl, even if the local team isn’t anywhere near the premises. All four local stations will be ensconced on Radio Row in New York next week. KBME (790 AM) will be in operation Monday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. save Matt Thomas, who shows up Tuesday after fulfilling some University of Houston basketball duties. KILT (610 AM) will be live from New York from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Brien Straw will work the night shift with Ted Johnson. Scheduled guests include Roger Craig and Warren Moon on Wednesday, Ricky Watters and actor Aaron Paul on Thursday and Osi Umenyiora and Nick Mangold on Friday. Gow Media will have Sean Salisbury and John Granato from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on KGOW (1560 AM) and Fred Faour and A.J. Hoffman from 2 to 7 p.m. on KGOW and KFNC (97.5 FM). Confirmed guests on the shows include Eli Manning, Dan Marino, Cal Ripken Jr., Emmitt Smith and Texans tack ...
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Umenyiora Urges Falcons Not to Panic
NYTimes - over 3 years
Atlanta’s Osi Umenyiora, a Giants defensive lineman end for 11 years, knows that a slow start isn’t fatal in the N.F.L.
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Multiple breakdowns, mistakes cause Falcons to sputter in 1st month
Fox News - over 3 years
Roddy White and Osi Umenyiora say that the Atlanta Falcons can fix their mistakes.
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NFL Week 4 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Now that we've reached Week 4 of the 2013 NFL season, game picks start to settle into two categories: 1) clearly the better team but will they win by enough? And 2) who can pull off an upset? Looking back at Week 3, the consensus better team won and covered 10 of 16 games, the "probably better team in these conditions" won twice and the better team lost four times. The two biggest underdogs failed to cover. So, your edge in the quest for office pool bragging rights is going to hinge on those two "probably better in these conditions" picks. It sounds so simple. San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams. For some reason, the Rams always raise their level of play against the Niners -- probably going back to the days when "The Greatest Show on Turf" unseated the post Montana/Young 49ers as the dominant team in the division. San Francisco's two recent losses have raised Jim Harbaugh's crustiness factor and the fans' critical impulses. The Niners may want to blame the loss on the Colts' acqui ...
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NFL Week 3 Football Picks
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
In making football picks for the NFL's Week 3 games, is it safe to believe that the league is settling down to "business as usual?" Will perennial "winners" start to establish their territories while recent dismal "losers" begin to fall apart? Aside from the absolute top and the absolute bottom of the National Football League, the answer is "no." If Denver's Oline can find a system to protect Peyton Manning after losing LT Ryan Clady, the Broncos should continue their steady rise toward preeminence in the AFC. As long as Marshawn Lynch stays healthy, Seattle and their terrifying defense have no fears until they face the Niners again in December. At the other end of the spectrum: unless Jaguars star runner Maurice Jones-Drew can not only rise above his injury, but also play quarterback--Jacksonville has a long way to go, while there appears to be mutiny brewing on the Jolly Roger in Tampa Bay and Cleveland fans have seen the new regime sweep away both 2012 first-round draft picks in o ...
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NFL Game Capsules - Week 2
Fox News - over 3 years
Matt Ryan had 374 yards passing with a pair of touchdowns, Julio Jones put forth a monster 11-catch, 182-yard performance and the Atlanta Falcons held off a late St. Louis Rams comeback to take a 31-24 victory on Sunday. Ryan was extremely efficient, completing 33-of-43 throws to help the Falcons (1-1) bounce back from their Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Jones had an 81-yard touchdown to highlight his impressive day, Osi Umenyiora scored on a 68-yard interception return and Steven Jackson reached the end zone against his former team before leaving with an injured thigh. Sam Bradford threw for touchdowns on his last three possessions, but the Rams (1-1) were unable to dig themselves out of 24-3 halftime deficit. Rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin caught two touchdowns in the setback.
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What's in a number? Falcons' Umenyiora changes up in middle of preseason, going from 90 to 50
Fox News - over 3 years
Anyone who bought an Osi Umenyiora No.
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Osi Umenyiora has giant influence on Falcons
USA Today - over 3 years
Veteran pass rusher offers his championship experience to team trying to get over the hump.
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NFC's Return To Dominance
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
By Jeff Fedotin, National Football Post Sorry, Cowboys, Eagles and Bears fans. If your teams played in the AFC, reaching the playoffs would be a far easier scenario. That’s because the NFC is the deeper, more competitive conference with stronger teams — just as it was during the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s. Aside from the Broncos, the AFC lacks teams as talented as their NFC brethren. The NFC Powers The NFC West contains two Super Bowl favorites, the 49ers and the Seahawks. Despite losing key players to injury like WR Percy Harvin, WR Michael Crabtree and CB Chris Culliver, both teams remain loaded on defense. The 49ers, whose defense ranked third in the NFL last year, return all of their defensive starters from Super Bowl XLVII except S Dashon Goldson and NT Isaac Sopoaga. They have a matchup nightmare in QB Colin Kaepernick and a stacked running game with Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James and Frank Gore operating behind a mauling offensive line, featuring ...
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After 10 successful years with Giants, Umenyiora delighted to continue his career at home
Fox News - over 3 years
Ask Osi Umenyiora about playing in Atlanta, and the Falcons' new defensive end smiles instantly.
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Back surgery for Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul
USA Today - over 3 years
Giants, who already lost DE Osi Umenyiora to free agency, expect JPP to be ready for Week 1
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Hank Koebler: 2013 NFL Mock Draft with Videos of Each Prospect
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Note: As opposed to predicting who each team will take, which is an exercise in futility with all the smokescreens out there, this is instead a mock draft of who I would pick if I were the general manager of each team. 1. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan Regardless of whether the Chiefs keep or trade Branden Albert, Fisher should go first. He's a much stronger pass-blocker than Joeckel, and while Joeckel has better technique, Fisher's the much better all-around tackle. If Albert stays in Kansas City, Fisher can start his career at right tackle, a place where Joeckel would flounder because of his run-blocking. If Albert goes Miami, the Chiefs still have a franchise left tackle. Notes: Consistently blows defenders off the ball in the run game. Pulls outside and gets to the next level of the defense excellently. Good hand placement, great lower- and upper-body strength. Explosive coming out of his stance, extremely strong. May struggle against elit ...
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Falcons agree to terms with Umenyiora
Fox News - almost 4 years
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract on Wednesday.Financial terms were not disclosed, but NFL.com reported that the deal is worth $8.5 million -- including $5 million guaranteed -- with a maximum value of $12.2 million
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Osi Umenyiora agrees to deal with Falcons
USA Today- Sports - almost 4 years
Unhappy former Giants defensive end has landed a job while other big-name pass-rushers are still searching for contracts
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McClain ranks top NFL free agents
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
With the start of free agency, Patriots receiver Wes Welker could end up on another team.(Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) The top free agents at each position, including those who have been released and can sign any time and those whose contracts expire at 3:01 p.m. Tuesday when free agency begins. Free agents who have been released appear with the team that waived them: OFFENSE Quarterbacks 1. Jason Campbell, Bears 2. Derek Anderson, Panthers 3. Byron Leftwich, Steelers 4. Drew Stanton, Colts 5. Chase Daniel, Saints Notables: Brady Quinn, Chiefs; David Carr, Giants; David Garrard, no team; Vince Young, no team; Josh Johnson, Browns; Tyler Thigpen, Bills; Josh McCown, Bears. Running backs 1. Steven Jackson, Rams 2. Michael Turner, Falcons 3. Reggie Bush, Dolphins 4. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants 5. Shonn Greene, Jets Notables: Felix Jones, Cowboys; Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers; Rashad Jennings, Jaguars; Cedric Benson, Packers. Receivers 1. Mike Wallace, Steeler ...
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LOOK: NFL Welcomes Newtown Families
Huffington Post - about 4 years
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — They carried signs expressing gratitude and love. They exchanged high-fives with players and ringed the field during the national anthem. About 400 residents of Newtown, Conn., attended the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game Sunday. Among them were a few families who lost children in the massacre this month, the Giants said. One was the family of Jack Pinto, the 6-year-old boy buried in a No. 80 jersey of Giants receiver Victor Cruz. "We certainly wanted to honor and respect them," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "We wanted to try to do our part to help them in the healing process. I hope they left with some inspiration today." The families arrived in nine chartered buses. There were some 200 students from the school system to which Sandy Hook Elementary School belongs. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell greeted the Newtown group in a stadium tunnel. The residents formed a gantlet to ...
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Barbara Bruno: NFL Game Picks: Predicting Every Week 8 Contest
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
From the young guns on Thursday to the masters of quarterbacking on Sunday night, from Arrowhead to Lambeau to London -- Week 8 of the NFL season guarantees a few upsets fueled by desperation, injuries or misplaced complacence. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings. Tampa Bay showed fortitude in their game last Sunday as Josh Freeman passed for 420 yards! Okay, it was against the Saints. The third-year QB and WR Vincent Jackson have begun to click and the wideout came down with 216 yards and a score. The Bucs have scored almost 30 points per contest in their last three weeks. Usually when you put up 513 yards of offense and hold opposing rushers to 81 yards, you win. As for the Bucs D, Ronde Barber intercepted Drew Brees early -- and then the record-setter scored four times. What can you do? Adrian Peterson had one of his trademark "you've got to be kidding me" touchdown runs in Week 7. Arizona has a decent defense and Peterson put up 153 yards against them, frequent ...
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Ailene Voisin: For 49ers, a thumping to file and forget
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
The 49ers have plenty of digging to do, because they were whipped in almost every facet of the game. Alex Smith looks for a receiver as the Giants' Osi Umenyiora (72) and Justin Tuck close in. Smith finished with a season-worst 43.1 passer rating in the loss to the Giants. While game management has been Alex Smith's signature strength, he threw three interceptions against the Giants. The Giants' Victor Cruz makes a catch against the 49ers' Tarell Brown. David Akers reacts after missing a 52-yard field-goal attempt to end the half.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Osi Umenyiora
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 33
    After retiring in 2015 he joined BBC Sport as a pundit for their NFL coverage working on the NFL International Series matches from London, a new NFL highlights show which is on every week during the 2nd half of the season and the Super Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details He worked alongside Match of the Day 2 host Mark Chapman, Jason Bell, Nat Coombs and Mike Carlson and their coverage has gained rave reviews from NFL fans in the UK. Source: Umenyiora resides in Cleveland, Georgia and Edgewater, New Jersey. In 2008, he made a cameo appearance in the music video "I Luv Your Girl" by The-Dream.
    On August 26, 2015, he retired from football as a New York Giant after signing a one-day deal.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    In February 2013, he became engaged to Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes. They married May 29, 2015 in Luanda, Angola, the bride's home country.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    Umenyiora has claimed that general manager Jerry Reese promised to renegotiate his contract after the 2010 season, but failed to do so.
    More Details Hide Details Umenyiora began practicing with his teammates on August 15, but after three practices he had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The team expected him to miss the season opener against the Washington Redskins on September 11. Umenyiora signed a two-year deal worth $8.55 million with the Atlanta Falcons on March 27, 2013.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    In week 1 of the 2009 season against the Washington Redskins, Umenyiora recorded his second and final career touchdown, also on a sack, forced fumble, and recovery.
    More Details Hide Details On November 5, 2010, Osi Umenyiora was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month after recording 18 tackles (10 solo), 7. sacks, and six forced fumbles in the Giants' four October wins. Umenyiora and teammate Justin Tuck recorded 11.5 sacks for the year, and combined for 16 forced fumbles. On July 29, 2011, Umenyiora did not report on the opening day of the Giants' training camp. As a result, the Giants placed him on Reserve/Did Not Report. He reported to camp late the following day.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    In the fourth game of the 2007 season, Umenyiora set a Giants franchise record by recording six sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles.
    More Details Hide Details At that point in the season, the Giants had 12 sacks, tying the NFL record. He recorded his first career touchdown on October 21 against the San Francisco 49ers when he sacked Trent Dilfer, forced a fumble, recovered the fumble and ran 75 yards for the score. By the end of the season, Umenyiora's 13 sacks helped the Giants to an NFL regular season-leading 53 sacks. The Giants had a surprise victory in Super Bowl XLII over the New England Patriots, in part because of their strong pass rush performance. Umenyiora had four tackles in that game, three of which were solos. During a preseason game against the New York Jets, Umenyiora suffered cartilage damage in his left knee and was required to undergo season-ending surgery. The finding by team physician Dr. Russell Warren was that Umenyiora suffered a torn lateral meniscus.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    On December 23, 2005, the Giants signed Umenyiora to a six-year contract extension for $41 million with $15 million guaranteed.
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    Umenyiora established himself as a premier pass rusher in 2005, his first year as a starter.
    More Details Hide Details His stellar play earned All-Pro recognition and a trip to the Pro Bowl. Umenyiora achieved 14.5 sacks and 70 tackles, second only to the sixteen sacks obtained by Derrick Burgess of the Oakland Raiders.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    Umenyiora was drafted in the 2nd round (56th pick overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of Troy University.
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    He played college football for Troy University and was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details Umenyiora was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and holds the Giants franchise record for most sacks in one game. He is one of four British-born players to have won a Super Bowl, joining Marvin Allen, Scott McCready and former Giants teammate Lawrence Tynes. Umenyiora was born in Golders Green, London to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria and later to Auburn, Alabama, where he started playing football in high school. He is of Igbo descent. His full first name means in Igbo "from today on, things will be good". Umenyiora played for Troy University.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on November 16, 1981.
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