Despite reports that Atlanta would ask the veteran pass rusher to take a pay cut to keep his roster spot, general manager Thomas Dimitroff says that isn't so, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Due $2.5 million this year with a cap figure of $4.75 million, Umenyiora won over the front office last season after piling up 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles as a situational quarterback-chaser down the stretch for Atlanta's less-than-stellar defensive front.
Umenyiora is in decline, but he and Biermann will benefit specifically from the presence of Soliai, a space-eating run-stuffer who hit the open market as an underrated gem out of Miami.