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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 12, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

A second round pick is a second round pick.  You don't know whether it's early, middle, late until the season ends and the draft order is determined.



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

It is sad to see that Jerry Reese is indeed a duchebag GM.  You don't go using carrots over athletes heads and then not go through with it.  You never do that to employees.  GMs are just a liable for poor work environments as any joe on the retail floors, shame the NFL doesn't have any consequences to poor management types when it comes to human resources.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

DENVER!!!!!!  Exactly what we need!



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

They won't get a first round pick, they may get a mid second round pick but that's the highest they will get.
Everyone knows you always ask high in negotiations that way if you get what you ask for it's a bonus and if not then you negotiate to a place that is agreeable and you're still coming out a winner.
I would give up a second or third rounder to have him on the Pats!!
Trade for Osi, sign Lofa Tatupu and the defense will be BACK!



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Wow, can't believe some of the other comments. No way the Giants trade Osi to either the Cowboys or Jets. Just won't happen.



Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Very hard to beleive that the Giants will get a first round pick.  He wants a new contract that would have him paid as a top five defensive end PLUS surrendering a first round pick to get him...not likley.  If the Ravens offered whats rumored that is a pretty good starting point.
 



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

Rumor has it that the Ravens are looking into getting him thru a trade that includes a 2nd & 4th round pick in 2012, but the Giants are still looking for a 1st rounder and I doubt the Ravens will part with that high of a pick.



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:37 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

If Indy could get him they could afford him because they beeen quiet this off season and that would really help out Freeney. Go Colts!!



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

hope the Cowboys get him and Osi & Ware turn Eli-ability into a pancake



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Movement in Umenyiora stalemate

I could not agree with you more, we just released Shaun Ellis and could really use a pass rusher of Osi's caliber.  This one seems to be a no-brainer. 



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