After several reports and updates, the Atlanta Falcons and defensive end Osi Umenyiora have agreed to terms on a two-year deal, as tweeted by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Last season, Umenyiora totaled just six sacks in a reserve role. However, he notched 20.5 sacks in years 2010 (11.5) and 2011 (nine) combined.
The Falcons had a huge need for a pass rusher after releasing John Abraham, and Umenyiora figures to bring similar ability.
The signing ensures the Falcons aren’t in dire straits heading into the draft, but the team will select another defensive end with one of its first picks.