Osi Umenyiora’s career as a Giant is almost officially over.
One of the finest pass-rushers in Giants history is set to sign with the Atlanta Falcons, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Umenyiora could sign the deal as soon as Sunday, according to the report. . Terms for the deal were not immediately available.
If all goes according to play, the move will bring a predictable end to Umenyiora’s contentious 10-year career in East Rutherford. Umenyiora voiced his dissatisfaction with his contract often over the last few seasons, and while he never ruled out a return to the Giants, he always planned to test the free agent market after the 2012 season.
Atlanta was long considered a likely landing spot. The Falcons, who released veteran pass rusher John Abraham earlier this month, desperately needed a QB-harassing defensive end after managing just 28 sacks in 2012. Umenyiora owns a home in Atlanta, and on Friday, during a radio interview on 92.9 The Game, he said that winning in Atlanta was the only thing that could compare to his two Super Bowl titles in New York.