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Falcons Sign Former Giants’ DE Osi Umenyiora

The Atlanta Falcons have found a replacement for John Abraham by reaching an agreement with free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract.

Osi Umenyiora (Stephen Dunn, Getty Images)

The Falcons released the 34-year-old Abraham, who led the team with 10 sacks in 2012, on March 1.

With the 31-year-old Umenyiora, the Falcons have a slightly younger replacement at defensive end. Umenyiora had only six sacks for the Giants in 2012. He had a career-high 14 1/2 sacks in 2005, but has reached double figures in only one of the last four years — 11 1/2 in 2010.

Umenyiora, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was a second-round pick by New York in 2003.

Terms of the deal weren’t released. Umenyiora’s agent, Tom Condon, couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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