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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Tie Domi Jersey . -- Anyone who bought an Osi Umenyiora No. 90 jersey after he signed with the Atlanta Falcons is going to be in for a surprise. The defensive end is now wearing No. 50. Umenyiora took the practice field Wednesday donning the new number after working out a swap with young linebacker Pat Schiller, who spent last season on the practice squad and is back to take another shot at making the team. "My folks said they didnt like didnt like 90 on me," Umenyiora said. Why? "I dont know," he replied. "They just didnt like it." Umenyiora has been on quite a numerical journey after signing with the Falcons during the off-season, having spent the first decade of his career with the New York Giants. He wore No. 72 with the Giants, but that number belonged to Atlantas top offensive lineman, Sam Baker. Umenyiora chose No. 90, but that only lasted through two preseason games. After being urged by his parents to switch, Umenyiora asked about 58, only to be told that number was unofficially retired by the team after being worn by longtime Falcons linebacker Jessie Tuggle. The next choice was 57, but Umenyiora ran into the same issue -- that number was once worn by Falcons great Jeff Van Note and is no longer given out. So, Umenyiora settled on No. 50 -- which may be more appropriate, anyway, given hes been lining up a lot at outside linebacker during the preseason with Atlanta trying out a 3-4 alignment. Linebackers generally wear numbers in the 50s. Of course, changing numbers meant working out an arrangement with Schiller. The second-year player couldnt resist having a little fun when asked about the negotiations. "I definitely came out on top," Schiller said. "He took me to all-you-can-eat Golden Corral." Playing along, a reporter pointed out that Umenyiora got off for about $10 -- not bad for a guy who signed a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Falcons. "Is that what it costs?" Schiller said with a straight face. "Well, I loaded up on the rolls. I very much stuffed my face." Umenyiora chuckled when told of his teammates comments. "Is that what he told you?" Umenyiora asked. "It was a little more expensive than that. I took care of him." Schiller gets the last word in these negotiations. "Theres a rumour going around a Bugatti," he said, referring to one of the worlds most expensive cars. "But you can see the parking lot. Its not in there." Cheap Rangers Jerseys China . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5. Ron Duguay Jersey . The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. http://www.cheapnewyorkrangersjerseys.com/ . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. "It was definitely a very good match -- I was playing really good tennis," Radwanska said. CINCINNATI -- Something about the Bengals doesnt add up.The defending AFC North champions were among the leagues best in the first half of last season, when they won their first eight games.In what amounts to a full season since, theyve gone 7-9-1 -- including a playoff loss to Pittsburgh -- and no longer have the look of a contender.They entered their bye this week at 3-4-1 following a 27-27 tie with Washington in London. A team that has reached the playoffs five consecutive seasons -- and lost in the first round each time -- is in danger of not even making it that far.Weve got the guys in the locker room to do it, we just havent done it, running back Jeremy Hill said. So we can talk about it all we want, but until we go out there and do it, it doesnt mean a thing.The Bengals have a losing record even though theyve been one of the most fortunate teams in the league with injuries. Theyre basically at full strength now that tight end Tyler Eifert has returned from ankle surgery.I feel like we should be leading the division right now, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. Its not a long season (left), but we have a lot of games to make up for the early bumps in the road.There might be some changes in the second half, particularly on the defense.The Bengals returned the nucleus of a unit that gave up the second-fewest points in the league last season. It ranks only 21st this season and is on pace to give up nearly 100 more points than last season.The stars of the defense are having subpar years. Linemen Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Domata Peko and Michael Johnson combined for 34+ sacks last season; theyre on pace for 19 combined this season.Atkins, a two-time All-Pro tackle, had 11 sacks last season; he has only 3+ this season. Dunlap is down from a career-high 13+ to five.Its not only on the line. The linebackers and defensive backs have struggled, too.Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is using the bye week to evaluate each players performance and decide whether a younger player might deserve more time at their position.Some of the guys that have been here, that have been fixtures here, for some reason orr another, whether its age or whatever it is, they are not playing at a high level, Guenther said. Walt Tkaczuk Jersey. And Ive got to figure out where I can inject some other guys that can do it better or at least try to.The Bengals thought that the defense would improve when linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned from a three-game suspension for illegal hits. He is third on the team in tackles and has one sack, but hasnt made much of an overall difference.Cincinnati has given up 400 yards in three of the past four games. The only exception was a win over Cleveland in which the winless Browns rushed for 180 yards. Last season, the Bengals allowed 400 total yards only once.The offense is starting to look more formidable with Eifert back. He set a club record for a tight end with 13 touchdown catches last season.The offense was among the worst in the league at scoring inside the opponents 20-yard line while he was recovering from ankle surgery. In his first extended playing time, he caught nine passes for 102 yards and a touchdown against Washington.The running game also has improved lately after struggling through the first part of the season. The Bengals scored a season high in points during a 31-17 win over Cleveland, followed by the 27-point performance against Washington.We havent scored enough points we need for us to win games, and we all know that, Hill said. We know we have the talent in the locker room, especially with Tyler back. We saw what he can do. No reasons and excuses, we have to go out there and do it.With so many starters back from last seasons team that ran off eight straight wins, the Bengals figure theyve got a chance to have a strong second half. They play Baltimore twice, host the first-place Steelers and play at Cleveland, so the division title is still a possibility.We did it last year, Kirkpatrick said. I dont see any reason why we cant do it this year. Same guys.But so far, different results.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '

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