The Atlanta Falcons want defensive end and veteran pass rusher Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut. The brief report didn’t include any information regarding Umenyiora’s feelings about talking a pay cut, and since it hasn’t happened there is a solid chance that he isn’t inclined to.
That means the Falcons could be cutting him.
Falcons are asking DE Osi Umenyiora to take a pay cut, source tells @FOXSports1. Slated to make $3.5m in ’14. We’ll see how this resolves.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 6, 2014
If he does get cut, there is a chance that the 32-year-old pass rusher might want to reunited with his former team, the New York Giants.
From the Newark Star-Ledger:
Umenyiora would entertain an offer to return to the Giants — and the Giants would at least investigate — if his situation in Atlanta came to an end, according to two people familiar with the situation. The people requested anonymity in order to speak freely on the matter
This is becoming an interesting situation to follow.