The Falcons have made it clear they want to get better and tougher on both lines this offseason.
Cheaper is apparently also on the shopping list.
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Falcons have asked defensive end Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut.
Umenyiora, signed last offseason to a two-year deal, was scheduled to make $3.5 million this year.
He had 7.5 sacks, so it’s not as if he was unproductive. But at 32, the Falcons clearly need to keep an eye on his snap count, and add someone else to the pass-rush mix to keep him effective.