Free Agent DE Osi Umeyiora Reportedly On Radar Of Dolphins, Lions

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by SRW, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    In a depressed pass-rusher market, the news on free agent Osi Umenyiora has been non-existent since predicting 10 days ago that he would be the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.

    As we enter the second week of free agency, word finally has leaked of Umenyiora suitors. USA Today's Mike Garafolo reports the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and "others" have shown legitimate interest in Umenyiora.

    The Lions have a need up front with backup Lawrence Jackson unsigned and starters Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch already gone while the Dolphins have been searching for a pass-rushing bookend to complement Cameron Wake.

    As defensive ends struggle to land long-term security and guaranteed money, the inference from Garafolo's report is that teams are waiting for Umenyiora's initial asking price to drop to a more reasonable level.

  2. RAF Eagle

    RAF Eagle yup yup

    Lions would be the best fit for him... in all honesty wouldn't mind him in Philly :D
  3. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    How would the Lions be a better fit? In Miami he has Wake Starks and Soliai.