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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: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

T Sizzle could reall use the help.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:08 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

T Sizzle could reall use the help.



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:56 am
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

I've said it before, I'll say it again.  My Pats ought to send Fat Albert to NY for Osi, Albert's happier in a 4-3 and would love to stick it to Shanahan and Snyder two times a year.  Or hell, just give them a 1st (we have two of them next year, so far).  A huge need for us, and a bargain to get a proven veteran pass-rushing DE (those first round DEs bust more often then they turn into players like Osi) to win now before Brady starts to decline, because it's coming soon.



Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:53 am
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Ware and Umenyiora on the same line... OUCH!

C'mon Jerry, make it happen!  After the Awesome-WA phailure to the Phricken Eagles, this might close the gap on the on their stellar FA pickups.  Damn, I hate saying that......



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:38 am
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Come on, Ozzie! Make this happen. He would look damn good in purple and black. Just not for a first round pick...



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:37 am
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Come on, Ozzie! Make this happen. He would look damn good in purple and black. Just not for a first round pick...


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