Thomas Dimitroff: Umenyiora discussions are “fluid and amicable”

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All signs still point to defensive end Osi Umenyiora signing with the Falcons, but the deal isn’t done yet.

That was General Manager Thomas Dimitroff’s message when he spoke to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.

“We’re in the process of having discussions with his representatives,” Dimitroff said. “There’s nothing new to report at this point. We have a solid relationship with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) and our discussions are fluid and amicable.”

Over the weekend, we reported that the deal was expected to close on Sunday or Monday. Dimitroff’s comments don’t preclude a Monday end to Umenyiora’s run as a free agent, but it could mean that we’ll have to wait a little longer for a puff of white smoke from Falcons headquarters.

As long as Umenyiora hasn’t changed his mind about winning in Atlanta, that smoke should be coming sooner rather than later.

 

28 responses to “Thomas Dimitroff: Umenyiora discussions are “fluid and amicable”

  1. He’s coming from a team that won SB(s) but weren’t really that good, going to a team that’s really good but can’t win a SB.

  2. Interesting… Eventually he becomes situational DE with Falcons once they realize he can’t stop the run…LOL Then they will figure out they shouda just re-signed Abe for the cheap or went after a more well-rounded DE such as Freeney

  3. When a Team, like the Falcons play a weaker schedule then most, they are bound to look good. Hence why they haven’t won a superbowl or only have won 1,2 games in the playoffs in Matt Ryan’s career. Just saying.LOL

  4. The allegedly brilliant brain-trust of Lurie, Roseman and Kelly should bring Osi to Philly.

    But than Kelly is stupidly switching his 4-3 roster to a 3-4 scheme proving he is full of it when he claims he will adapt his schemes to his players.

    In KC, the supposedly “inflexible” Andy Reid is keeping his 3-4 roster on a 3-4 scheme.

  5. So what did they release John Abraham for? Just to get a declining defensive end who is just as historic?

  6. Translation of the article “Just as soon as Osi and his reps stop diluting themselves regarding his “market value” we should be able to get a deal done.

    ..and to address to jagoff who suggested that the Giants are not a good team who won a Superbowl, you need to step away from the bong because only really good teams win 2 Superbowls in 5 years.

  7. im a giants fan and i know giants are an average regular season team who kicks it up 100 notches in the post season..if they make it. so crown of the helmet is totally off.
    osi can still blow up any qb like a beast but atl fans in a divison where the saints have 3 good rbs, doug martin, then 3 rbs(including newton) in carolina will get annoyed and find out fast osi will get harrassed in those 6 games if hes 3 down starter. he just cant stop the run at all idk why

  8. I laugh at you fools talking about Osi’s decline. yeah 6 sacks last year in a rotation with JPP and Tuck. Oh by the way JPP had 6.5 sacks last season and Tuck had 4. So I guess they’re all in decline. Osi registered 9 sacks in 9 games played 2 season ago not inlcuding 3.5 in the playoffs (played in Jan/Feb 2012). With an incentive-laden contract and nothing else to complain about I expect him to be very productive.

  9. aciraci, “diluting themselves”? Good one. I think “deluding themselves” is what u were trying to say. I’ve been accused of diluting myself a LOT! With bourbon.

  10. aciraci says: Mar 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    “..and to address to jagoff who suggested that the Giants are not a good team who won a Superbowl, you need to step away from the bong because only really good teams win 2 Superbowls in 5 years.”

    LUCKY TEAM IS ALL!!! “the” helmet catch!!

  11. im a giants fan and i know giants are an average regular season team who kicks it up 100 notches in the post season..if they make it. so crown of the helmet is totally off.
    osi can still blow up any qb like a beast but atl fans in a divison where the saints have 3 good rbs, doug martin, then 3 rbs(including newton) in carolina will get annoyed and find out fast osi will get harrassed in those 6 games if hes 3 down starter. he just cant stop the run at all idk why
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    Fair enough about his run defense, you’re certainly not the first person (Giant fan) that has said this. Abraham was far from stellar against the run himself. The NFL has evolved into as pass happy league and disrupting the QB, whether that be by a sack or hurry/hit, has become increasingly more important. Atlanta struggled more than I care to admit in this department last season and going back a few years for that matter. It’s been Abraham and, well, Abraham. That’s it. So even with the addition of Osi, we STILL need to find someone that can apply some pressure on the other side consistently.

  12. Well at least he got a superbowl ring while he was in NY. That should be a fond memory that he can hold onto when the Falcons choke once again in the playoffs.

  13. I want to see if Osi still has the drive to win once he gets paid. He was a great Giant, however his attitude leaves me with some doubts about his future.

  14. Seems like all the old farts are getting signed now that the cream has been scooped off the top.
    AND the old farts are still out there for a reason.

    Karlos Dansby, Freeney, Harrison, Abraham, Richard Seymour, & Osi are all running on empty. Ed Reed really pulled a fast one on the Texans.

  15. In all fairness to Osi, he was never the same pass rusher after he suffered his knee injury. He plays to cautious to be considered an elite pass rusher. He rellies on slap strips and garbage sacks to rack up his numbers.

    Obviously I’m not sad to see him go but, I was glad to watch him play his best football early in his career.

    Good luck!

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