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Falcons still interested in Osi?

August 1st, 2011

Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports that the Falcons may be among possible suitors for New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora. The Falcons were linked to Umenyiora last week by La Canfora as potential destinations, but that was potentially nixed when the team agreed to a five-year deal with free agent pass rusher Ray Edwards on Friday. But according to La Canfora, the Falcons may still pursue Umenyiora despite the addition of Edwards.

The Giants gave Umenyiora permission to seek a trade earlier today, and reports indicate that they are seeking a first round pick in exchange for the seven-year veteran. But according to La Canfora’s sources, it’s possible that asking price may be reduced to a second or third round pick. Umenyiora is seeking a new contract after signing a seven-year deal at the end of the 2005 season, leaving two remaining years left on that deal.

Umenyiora, who turns 30 in November, is a two-time Pro Bowler coming off an 11.5-sack season with the Giants.

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