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Osi ends holdout; will show up

Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:46 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 5:47 pm
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There's a breakthrough in the Osi Umenyiora stalemate... except it's really no breakthrough at all. The Giants' defensive lineman will end his holdout Saturday evening, his agent confirmed, and attend the Giants' training camp.

But that doesn't mean that 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 -- and neither is in the works.

Umenyiora charges in an affadavidit that was part of the Tom Brady antitrust lawsuit that Giants' GM Jerry Reese promised him either in 2008 if he had two good seasons. Umenyiora's contention is that he lived up to his side of the deal, and the Giants aren't living up to their. But he will show up because, well, he's decided to show up ... without Reese contacting him or his agent.

Umenyiora is under contract for the next two seasons and faced a $30,000 a day fine if he didn't attend practice.

So he will show up. But that doesn't mean Umenyiora is OK with the situation. He's anything but. He still wants the Giants to respond, but so far, nothing.

"(Shaun) O'Hara and (Rich) Seubert had contracts, and they got released," said agent Tony Agnone, "and Brandon Jacobs had a contract and it was reduced. Does this only work negatively, and not positively?"

Only the Giants can answer.




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Osi ends holdout; will show up

Clark Drudge needs an editor. This story makes no sense, grammatically or otherwise.


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