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Falcons agree to 2-year deal with Osi Umenyiora

10:34 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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  • East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72) forces Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) to fumble during the second quarter of an NFL game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
    
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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have found a replacement for John Abraham by reaching an agreement with free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract.

The Falcons released the 34-year-old Abraham, who led the team with 10 sacks in 2012, on March 1.

With the 31-year-old Umenyiora, the Falcons have a slightly younger replacement at defensive end. Umenyiora had only six sacks for the Giants in 2012. He had a career-high 14½ sacks in 2005, but has reached double figures in only one of the last four years - 11½ in 2010.

Umenyiora, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was a second-round pick by New York in 2003.

Terms of the deal weren't released. Umenyiora's agent, Tom Condon, couldn't be immediately reached for comment.

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