NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 50 4.0 2 0 0

Top David Onyemata News

  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Career-high 50 tackles in 2023

    Onyemata finished 2023 with 50 tackles (25 solo), 4.0 sacks, three pass defenses and two forced fumbles in 14 appearances.

    After seven years in New Orleans, Onyemata joined the Falcons on a three-year deal last offseason. In his first season with Atlanta, the 2016 fourth-round pick notched career highs in tackles and forced fumbles despite missing three games due to injury. Onyemata likely won't flirt with double-digit sacks, but he's recorded multiple sacks in seven straight seasons, totaling 27 during that stretch. Onyemata figures to remain a key piece of Atlanta's defense over the next two seasons.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Ready to play at Chicago

    Onyemata (ankle) was a full participant at practice Friday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

    His availability at practice signals that Onyemata should suit up Sunday at Chicago. He figures to resume a starting role at nose tackle across from a run-heavy Bears offense in Week 17.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Limited Wednesday

    Onyemata (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

    Onyemata has been dealing with the ankle issue for weeks but was able to play last week after missing the previous two games. He played his normal allotment of snaps versus Indianapolis but recorded zero tackles and just one quarterback hit.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Active Sunday

    Onyemata (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

    The starting nose tackle is back after a two-game absence. Onyemata's return should relegate Ta'Quon Graham to the bench. Onyemata has 45 tackles, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 2023.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Questionable for Week 16

    Onyemata (ankle) is considered questionable to play Sunday versus the Colts, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

    Onyemata was able to practice in a limited capacity this week after missing the last two games with an ankle injury, but his status is still uncertain for Week 16. If he's forced to sit out again, Ta'Quon Graham will draw another start at nose tackle.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Manages limited practice

    Onyemata (ankle) was a limited participant during practice Thursday, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Onyemata was able to log a limited practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session with an ankle injury. The veteran nose tackle missed both Week 14 and Week 15, so his upgrade in practice participation is a good sign. Onyemata will have one more opportunity to turn in a full practice and head into a Week 16 matchup against the Colts without an injury designation.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Wont play Week 15

    Onyemata (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Onyemata entered the weekend deemed questionable to suit up Sunday, but he was officially ruled out Saturday. This will be his second straight missed contest and third overall this season. In Onyemata's stead, Ta'Quon Graham will likely see a larger role.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Questionable for Sunday at Carolina

    Onyemata (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Carolina.

    Onyemata is in jeopardy of missing his second straight contest as he deals with a lingering ankle injury. If he can't go in Week 15, Albert Huggins will probably start at nose tackle instead.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Misses practice Thursday

    Onyemata (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday.

    Onyemata's Thursday absence was preceded by a limited practice Wednesday, casting some doubt on his availability for Sunday's game against the Panthers. The 31-year-old defensive tackle was unable to practice last week before ultimately being ruled out for Week 14. Onyemata will have one more opportunity to practice Friday ahead of Week 15.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Making progress toward return

    Onyemata (ankle) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Onyemata was unable to practice last week and missed the team's Week 14 matchup with the Buccaneers. His return to the field Wednesday is a sign of progress for the 31-year-old and for now puts him on the right track to suit up Week 15 against the Panthers.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Out for Sunday

    Onyemata (ankle) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

    The veteran defensive tackle has been dealing with an ankle issue since the beginning of November, and he was unable to practice all week, so it's no surprise that he's since been ruled out ahead of Sunday's affair. With Onyemata missing time, expect Ta'Quon Graham to serve as Atlanta's top nose tackle in Week 14.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Falcons' David Onyemata: Misses practice Wednesday

    Onyemata (ankle) was held out of Wednesday's practice session, Amna Subhan of the Falcons' official site reports.

    Head coach Arthur Smith told reporters before Wednesday's practice that Onyemata would be held out due to an ankle issue he has been dealing with since the beginning of November. He was held out for Week 10 but has played in the Falcons' last two games. In Sunday's 13-8 win over the Jets, Onyemata played 36 defensive snaps and recorded four tackles (two solo).

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 300 lbs
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 31
School: Manitoba (Canada)
Experience: 8