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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: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:11 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Lets go tampa , he would do wonders for the bucs. Make a deal now and show your fans you want to win



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

I understand he has two years left on his contract....suck it up and play those two years out and then see what you deserve as a new contract.....come on give me a break.....

Maybe it is best to trade him so he isnt a distraction.....



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

the guy is good...give him that.  He IS 30, so I can see his age motivations (as well as play last 2 years).  Bottom line, even with guaranteed $, you can still be cut, etc., so this leads the players to demand new contracts when they play well, etc.  Who created this problem: players or owners?  If you ask me, it's owners/management, but that is my humble opinion, so please don't crucify me for it. 



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Trade him to the 49ers. They have not made any noise since free agency started. And the 49ers are not "rivals" of the Giants like the Eagles, Cowboys and other "elite" teams.



Since: Jan 27, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Live up what to what you signed? What do you say to all of the owners when they cut players before their contract is up?



Since: Jul 6, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

I hope Jerry Reese gets marked as a bad guy to do business with (at least verbally). I hope his credibility gets shot and he has to pay for his dishonesty in some way.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Osi had a couple of productive yrs and if Reese promised him a new deal then shame on Reese. Although Osi should know better than to trust a team to stand by there word. These teams r the biggest liars out there. 10 forced fumbles is pretty damn good with 11.5 sacks. 09 was a little weaker with 7 sacks but 4 fumble recoveries is what u want on defense. So i'd say he did his job.



Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

1st of all lets remember money in football is not guaranteed! They have to get theirs when they can. They want a 1st rd pick for a guy they wont pay 1st rd money too lol. Most football players have 4 yr success. Gotta get urs when you can. Some players got paid this season and i never heard of them. Osi could easily be top 5 DE in the league. Just pay him like you said u were. BALLIN!! SWOOOOSSSSHHHHH.



Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Watch the Pats trade for him. Nice fit next to Wilfork and Haynesworth on that new 4-3 front they are going to. It won't be for a first either.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

A first round pick for a guy you don't want to make a top defensive end offer.  Sometimes it is hard to believe what you read.  Umenyiora has backed himself into a position that no one will be willing to pull him from.   Umenyiora's little temper tantrum may have cost a considerable sum of money in the end.


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