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Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:15 pm
Edited on: August 1, 2011 12:21 pm
 
So Osi Umenyiora has been given permission to seek a trade from the New York Giants. That doesn't mean one will happen. It means the Giants have taken the first step to eliminate a distraction.

Reports indicate the Giants want a first-round draft pick in return, and that's going to be tough. Remember, he wants a new contract, too. So you'd sacrifice a first-rounder and mucho bucks for him, which will shrink the field of suitors. But there should be people at least interested, and that is a step forward.

Make no mistake, Umenyiora wants out now. He is an unhappy camper who believes general manager Jerry Reese didn't follow through on a promise he allegedly made in 2008. In a sworn affadavit that was part of the Tom Brady lawsuit vs. the NFL, Umenyiora said that Reese promised him a new contract or a trade if he had two productive years.

Umenyiora believes he lived up to his part of the deal. He emphatically believes the Giants have now, staying out one day of camp to demonstrate it. Now, at least, there's movement, with the defensive end allowed to seek a potential suitor ... mostly, I believe, to calm down Umenyiora.

He has two years left on his contract, and this is the Giants' way of saying he won't be getting a new deal. So maybe he'll get a new home. That would make Umenyiora happy. People close to him swore that he would never play another down for the Giants. Maybe they're right.




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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:48 pm
 

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Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:16 am
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Holy Crap can you imagine this beast in Chicago?  I'd pay for his plane ticket my self.....



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

The dude is awesome and well worth a #1 pick.  How many #1 picks turn out to be rotten.  This guys a proven stud. I don't care if he only plays another 3 years he's still worth the #1 pick.  Although you could be turning down a guy like Geno Torreta or Jamarcus can't spell my name Russel.



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Z-Sky, You do realize that the owners in the NFL owe players zero if they cut them for any reason.  Saying the players lack integrity for not honoring contracts means you know very little about the NFL.



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Unlike other sports NFL contracts are not guaranteed.  If you get cut you get nothing other than the signing bonus guaranteed money.  The average NFL career is less than three years so I don't blame the guy for trying to get some security.



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Good riddance if they can get a second rounder for him.  Very good at times but inconsistent, or else the Jints would pay him more.  



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

The guy has wo years left on his contract..play it out at a high level and become an UFA to the highest bidder.


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