Osi Umenyiora brings with him two Super Bowl rings to the Atlanta Falcons.
So, it was interesting when he was introduced with the team on Thursday and said, “This team is the most talented team that I've probably seen in my life.”
There you go. The Falcons certainly are hoping he adds a missing element to their postseason equation as a pass rusher. It is likely Atlanta will seek to fortify its line in the upcoming draft but for now Umenyiora takes the place of the departed John Abraham.
The Falcons netted Umenyiora with a two-year contract that is worth a base value of $8.5 million. He’s lived in Atlanta for a decade and has a son that is a Falcons fan, so this was an easy decision.
“It was weird having a son that's a Falcons fan, but it is what it is,” Umenyiora said, according to NFL.com. “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.”
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