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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: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Carson Palmer for Osi Umenyiora.....make it happen



Why?  Eli Manning has won a Superbowl.  Carson Palmer hasn't won a playoff game.  Oh and now the Giants are on the hook for Carson Palmer's salary.  How does this trade make the Giants better?



Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Carson Palmer for Osi Umenyiora.....make it happen



Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Word is that Osi wants to be traded to the Seahawks, which would be a great move for us. Just not sure if it is worth a first round pick (potentially a high one, too) and the huge contract that he will demand. I would be all about it for a 2nd and 4th round pick.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

The Jets sure could use him!!!!!



Since: May 19, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

"This guy ain't worth two third round picks."

Yeah, and Kevin Kolb aint worth a 1st round CB and a 2nd round pick.

Osi is proven to be a probowl DE. Last season his sack #s were down, but still at 11.5. Oh and lets not forget his NFL record 10 forced fumbles.

Imagine if a team like the Pats who have 2 first rounders, gave away one for Osi. I think thats worth it. Big time.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Cleveland, I'll give you Osi if you give me OT Joe ThomasLaughing.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Problem is" what's the difinition of a "good year"? Obviously players and management are almost always going to see that differently. Osi did indeed have a good year last year...hard to argue with that. But the prior year? He probably thinks it was a "good" year. But I can see why Giants management would not consider it one. In any case, the Giants have a lot of talent on the D-line so a trade might be the best thing for them. For Osi too...he has gas left in the tank and he might be happier with a change of scenery. 



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Cleveland has an extra 1st round pick they need to make a run at this.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

This guy ain't worth two third round picks.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Mista.  From what I have heard, Usi was promised a revision of his compensation package if he put in two very good years.  Last year was an excellent year for Osi with 10 forced fumbles and 11.5 sacks.  The prior year (2009), could not be considered very good as he had 7 sacks and ca. 28 total tackles (with 4 forced fumbles).  The year this verbal agmt was supposedly made (2008), he didn't even play.  So I don't see how the Giants reneged on a promise.  It doesn't seem as if Osi lived up to his end of the agreement, so how could they Giants be breaking their side. 


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