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Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:31 am
Edited on: August 1, 2011 12:38 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora ended a brief holdout and reported to training camp Sunday, although he remains unhappy with the team for not coming through on money he insists was promised to him. And now, according to an ESPN report, the Giants have given Umenyiora permission to seek a trade.

CBSSports.com's Clark Judge reported Saturday that even though Umenyiora agreed to show up for camp, "that doesn't mean anything has been resolved. In fact, nothing has been. Umenyiora, who set a league record last season with 10 forced fumbles, wants a new contract or a trade…"

Now it appears the organization has paved the way for the latter, although Judge warns that it doesn't mean a trade is imminent. "It means the Giants have taken the first step to eliminate a distraction."

Giants general managers Jerry Reese and Umenyiora spoke Saturday and, via ESPN, Reese said that if the team were to trade Umenyiora they would ask for a first-round pick. That's a steep price for a player a team is willing to move because they already have plenty of depth along the defensive line.

Still, Umenyiora, 29, had 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2011. If the Giants are serious about trading him, they will likely have to settle for something less than their current asking price.

In the meantime, we eagerly await LeSean McCoy's thoughts on the prospects of not facing Umenyiora this season.

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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

The only way the Patriots would go after Osi is if Bellicheck can get him on the cheap....Other than that don't need him...



Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Good call on the Browns, but Holmgren usually only trades for late-round QB's not proven DE's. Would love to have him in Cleveland to aid a horrible pass rush, just not sure what the cost would be. 3rd and 6th round picks? A 2nd perhaps? It might be worth it, just don't want to give up a first-rounder. His price has to be low(er) than a week ago since it's unlikely he'll be a Giant. 



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Breethez, the Giants would never trade him to Dallas and make a division foe improve and have to play him twice a year and beat up on his old team.  That trade would never happen because they would never trade in the division.  THis coming from a Giants fan who knows that these two teams cannot stomach each other.  The Cowgirls may have their historical rivalry with the Skins but right now, these two teams are bigger rivals and watching the games they have played, especially the playoff game, and the MNF game when Romo got knocked out.  I cannot see them trading their star DE to a division rival.  I hope they can bring him back and pay him because Kiwanauka worries me with his injury history and the 10 forced fumbles are something you cannot replace.  This is not McNabb and the Redskins.  Osi is in his prime and you would have to be crazy to think he would be traded to perhaps the team's biggest rival.  That would be like sending Derek Jeter to the Red Sox in his prime.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Although Osi is used to a different formation, im sure Rex could find a way to utilize his skills.  The question is how much has this guy deteriorated for the Giants to let him go.   Elite pass rushers are probably the hardest  players to find, if you have one and hes still effective why would you let him walk.  Only reason would be either you think hes done, or you dont have cap room for the money you apparently promised.  The Giants are not known as an orginization that renegs on promises so id guess Osi must be damaged goods. Still would probably help the Jets if Rex could find a way to use him



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

I sure hope JETS & Mr T are watching , i would be making a call right now if I were them !!!!



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:18 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Browns should go after this guy.  What is Holmgren waiting for?



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

...for that matter, if Osi has anywhere near 1st round value, they wouldn't trade him for Haynesworth anyway. Haynesworth DOESN'T have anywhere near 1st round value right now. "Trade either a 1st round draft pick or Albert Haynesworth for Osi Umenyiora" does not make any kind of sense at all.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Maybe they could trade him to St. Louis where he'd been reunited with Steve Spagnuolo. I thought they should have tried that last year for a second round pick. 



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

If they send Haynesworth for Osi, who is playing DT? They're both 4-3 players.

I'd say send a 2nd or something for Osi (I am dubious that he has 1st round value), and run out a 4-3 line of Umenyiora, Wilfork, Haynesworth, and Cunningham, with Mayo, Spikes and Guyton playing LB. That'd be an absolutely terrifying front 7, at least if Haynesworth shows up (if not, they'll cut the fat jerk - it's not like they gave him a $100m contract or anything - but if he's at all motivated he can be an absolute beast).



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

T Sizzle could really use the help


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