As the weekend moves toward a conclusion, defensive end Osi Umenyiora’s time as a free agent is coming to a close.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Umenyiora is expected to join the Falcons on Sunday or, at the latest, on Monday.
“Atlanta is the place,” the source said.
The move will end Osi’s decade with the Giants. He became a full-time starter in 2005. By 2012, he was mainly a part-time player, appearing in every game but starting only four.
In Atlanta, he’ll step into the spot created by the departure of John Abraham.
Still, the Falcons need more punch from their pass rush. Whether that comes from free agency or the draft, the Falcons need to do what they can to help hold those big postseason leads they were able to build in January.