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Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora has quietly gone about his business this season. As things have imploded around him during a disastrous 3-10 season, Umenyiora has remained professional, a steady force on the field and in the locker room for his younger teammates to lean on.
It turns out that Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon’s hard tackle of Robert Griffin III last season started an injury-related decline that led to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan shutting down the quarterback this week … just in time for the Falcons.