Osi Umenyiora will play hybrid DE-OLB role in Falcons defense

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Osi Umenyiora will play hybrid DE-OLB role in Falcons defense
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Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan refused to compare defensive end Osi Umenyiora to departed John Abraham earlier this offseason. However Nolan does plan to use Umenyiora in a similar fashion to how he used Abraham last season: on both sides of the line and occasionally in a stand-up stance as a hybrid end-outside linebacker.

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