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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: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 9:02 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

We see this every year.  These players have to learn to live up to the contracts they sign.  The owners should have put a stipulation into the CBA that says: all players must live up to there contract or not play.  The nonsense of holding there teams hostage, just because they had a decent season, is ludicrous.  We are seeing this more and more every year in every sport.  These players need to learn the meaning of the word, integrity.

Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:17 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

As a Giant fan I don't want Osi to go because when Healthy he can be up there with the best. Having that depth on the D line is what is making us dangerous. If he leaves and then an injury happens we will start to be in trouble. I can understand where he is coming from but again 2009 he was benched (Partly cause the D Coordinator was a tool) and earned his spot in 2010 causing what 11 Qb fumbles. At the same time I don't want the Giants breaking the bank and damaging our team but not being able to afford the depth. Hopefully it works out

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:16 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Cmon Jerry throw him a bone. The defensive line and Osi dominated in the super bowl and he played a huge part. If he never was injured in preseason the following year the ny giants would be paying him much more money then hes going to be able to get regardless of what happens. Make him happy and rework the remaining 2 years at 5 milion per up from the 3 he gets now. No offense to Kiwi but hes not Osi and has never been. Kiwi is also coming off injury to disc in his neck jeesh. you guys didnt sign any free agents quit playing games and pay himl

Since: Aug 23, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:13 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Osi is a crybaby and been a constant distraction to the Giants.  Has he lived up to his end of the deal the past two years?  He was benched  and played a reserve role for a good part of 2009.  If I was Reese I wouldn't be entirely satisfied with his performance.  It's not like he has acted like a model citizen.  He's questioned his coaches and he's been bitter about his contract.  He should be mad at his agent more than anything.  Why would Reese pony up dollars for someone that whines like a little girl to get his way.  The Giants are a classy organization that doesn't really tolerate malcontents.  If Osi keep his mouth shut and pursued contract negotiations in a more low key manner I firmly believe Reece would have given him a new contract because let's face it he has been productive over his career and last season he was dominant at times.  Unfortunately he believes he is as good as LT or Strahan and that's not the case.  He's not the complete player they were.

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:05 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

I don't think Osi is going to find anybody that thinks of him as highly as he thinks of himself. 

Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:04 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Honestly the "know your place" arguement doesn't really hold water Johnnymc.  It's his right to damand more compensation just as it's the Giants right to say no.  It would be the same as you seeking more money at your job and seeking other alternatives if your request is ignored.

Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:52 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

These guys need to remember that they are the Rankin_file and that they serve at te pleasure of the owners.
It is the owners who take the financial risk. Osi wants a better contract? His agent should have negotiated a better contract for him.
Carson Palmer is throwing a fit in Cincy. Its not like the Bengals just became a crappy organization to play for this past week.
That organization has SUCKED for the better part of 30 years. That means that the organization sucked when Palmer signed his big contract! Personally, I hope that he retires and that Osi (is that really a name) decides to sit on his fat ass all year to prove his point while the owners fine him $30,000 per day missed.

Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:51 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

The 49ers need pass rushing help. I would only give up a 4th-5th rounder for him. 

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:17 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

couldnt agree more ford , why should players honor contracts? Ask the 2 linemen the giants just cut with years left on there contracts how they feel. Contracts mean nothing to teams but players have to honor them ? thats stupid

Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:16 pm

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

You know in any other sport I agree if the player dosen't want to play the contract he signed he is an a**.  But in football the owners can just cut you and  not pay you.  They signed the contract too.  So what is fair for the owners if you don't play up to the contract in releasing you, should be fair in the player who overachieves should be able to renegotiate too.

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