Osi Umenyiora deal with Atlanta Falcons inevitable

Jeff Zelevansky

The rumors of Osi Umenyiora heading to the Atlanta Falcons circulated throughout the weekend, but now it appears we're on the verge of seeing an official deal in place. Umenyiora will sign with Atlanta, as it's only a matter of time at this point, according to Adam Schefter.

We've seen the acquisition coming. Umenyiora lives in Atlanta, he's tweeted about his interest in playing here, and he fills a major need on the depth chart. Even Roddy White was recruiting him. His signing was bound to transpire.

Falcons fans seemed anxious about the lack of news after Umenyiora's official visit with the team. You can rest assured the announcement should come within the next day or two.

Jeff Schultz speculates Atlanta held off on breaking the news Monday in light of Todd McClure's retirement. This is his day, his last hurrah. Don't spoil it for him with these young folks coming into town and stealing his spotlight.

D. Orlando Ledbetter reported earlier today the talks with Umenyiora were ongoing. "There's nothing new to report at this point. We have a solid relationship with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) and our discussions are fluid and amicable," said Thomas Dimitroff. Figuring out the right deal is all that remains.

Umenyiora suiting up in red and black appears inevitable. The Falcons still need help on the defensive line, but his addition is promising. Thoughts on the latest developments?

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