Defensive end Osi Umenyiora has a pair of Super Bowl rings, won with the Giants. But he believes it would be more rewarding to win in Atlanta, with the Falcons.
“There was nothing better than being able to win [in New York],” Umenyiora told 92.9 The Game in Atlanta, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com. “The only thing I can think of, for myself personally, [better] than being able to win in New York would be if I was able to win here at home in Atlanta. So we’ll see how that plays out. Hopefully, it will work out in a positive direction.”
Umenyiora isn’t troubled by the fact that it has taken a while to find a new team.
“When you have a guy like [John] Abraham or [Dwight] Freeney or myself, obviously, we are all like 30-years-old or plus,” Umenyiora said. “Teams want to wait us out and they weren’t trying to pay $12 million a season for a pass rusher. They were just going to wait until people got desperate and then make their move. Actually, right now a lot of teams are making their moves now.”
They aren’t yet. But they could be soon. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday that Umenyiora could be a Falcons by the end of the weekend.