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Osi visiting with Falcons

3/20/2013
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Free agency got off to a slow start for Osi Umenyiora. But that's likely about to change for the free-agent defensive end.

Umenyiora visited with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, according to USA Today. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Umenyiora underwent a physical with the team, according to a league source.

The Falcons likely are on Umenyiora's wish list because they can use a pass-rusher. Umenyiora also has a home in Atlanta.

Umenyiora, 31, is seeking one more big payday and a starting job after playing out his contract with the New York Giants. The Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins have also contacted Umenyiora's camp.

The market for pass-rushers has likely not been what Umenyiora hoped for. Other defensive ends looking for jobs include Dwight Freeney, Elvis Dumervil and John Abraham.

We'll have to see what Umenyiora finds on the market. He left the door open for a return to the Giants, but they have limited funds and Umenyiora would still be part of a defensive end rotation.