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Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Posted on: August 2, 2011 10:39 am
Edited on: August 2, 2011 10:41 am
 
Not surprisingly, there are no new developments in the Osi Umenyiora situation. The Giants granted the defensive end permission to seek a deal, but they're asking for a first-round draft pick in return -- something that's not likely to happen. And that's not just me talking. It's Umenyiora's agent, Tony Agnone.

"We'll continue to pursue a trade," he said Tuesday morning, "but at that high level I find it a rather dubious situation."

I'll second that.

Agnone is fielding calls from teams, and there are a lot of them. He's talking to interested GMs, and there are a lot of them. But not at the price the Giants are demanding. A second-rounder? Maybe. But, remember, Umenyiora wants a new contract, too. So you'd have to sacrifice a first-rounder and a lot of money to acquire him.

Clubs are willing to pay the money. They're not willing to mortgage a first-rounder, especially under terms of the new agreement that only increase the value of a top pick. So where it appears the Giants are willing to trade Umenyiora, the terms are so high that a trade doesn't seem likely.

That leaves Umenyiora sitting still, so steamed about what's going on he reportedly is dead set against playing another down for the Giants. But Agnone had plans to meet with him Tuesday morning to discuss the next move ... if, in fact, there is a move.

All I know is that nothing is happening on the Umenyiora front ... from either end. And maybe that's a good thing. Emotions need to settle down.







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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:40 pm
 

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:55 am
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Or the Giants could simply be setting the price tag so high that they give him no option but to stay and play.  He's most certainly "worth" more money than he's making, but the Giants are top-heavy at his position and at this point see no reason to meet his demands.  They'll wait this out, let him find that no team is willing to pay the price for him (thereby "showing" Osi his worth), and negotiate a slightly higher (but not nearly what Osi wants) deal to keep him.  It's not cool, but it's smart.

How is he "worth" more then 6 million dollars per season for 7 years and 42 million dollars when he's going to turn 30 years old in November?  You do know that's what he's making right? Just because his contract was front loaded and he's only owed about 3 million this year and 4 next year doesn't mean anything. He's still averaging 7 million per season for this contract. 

He had a great season in 05 and with a year left on his deal at that time they gave him a 7 year extension.  He rewarded them with a whopping 6 sacks and 1 forced fumble in 11 games the following season and after a good 2007 missed the entire 2008 season with injuries.  They could have cut him right then and there and just paid a couple million to finish off his 15 million dollars in guaranteed money but they stuck with him.  What else does everybody want the Giants to do?  He's turning 30 for God sakes...

I just read on rotoworld.com the Giants may have lowered their demands to a 2nd round pick.  That's disappointing, I wanted them to let him sit or force him to play football in New York.  But we'll see what happens, nobody knows yet. 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:47 am
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Your lesson you attempted to give was incorrect. If they cut him he is not their free agent they receive no compensation.

I didn't think so either but I figured playing stupid and playing along was the way to go since I didn't care to look up if the new CBA has such a rule.  MLB has that exact rule, I think that's where he got confused. 



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:43 am
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If it was the Eagles, teams would be fighting to give them a first and a third for him plus a quality veteran starter.
was this an attempt at sarcasm or just another frustrated Cowboys fan.



Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:32 am
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If no team is willing to pay a first rounder for osi, then he is obviously not worh what he asking to be paid. You would think that one of the top defensive ends in the league would be worth a first rounder, no brainer, right?
Not really true, he is turning 30 soon and will be on the wrongside of his prime. Its not worth giving up a 1st rounder when you have to pay him big money too. You would need an AL davis to make a deal like the Patriots did with Oakland. The big difference is Seymour is a much better more accomplished player than OSI. Seymour is a HOF'er when he retires with 6 pro bowls and 3 all pro selections and 3 SB rings.

No one will give up a first and have to shell out the money he is looking for.  He is worth paying money for just not worth a 1st rounder especially since he
will be on the other side of 30 by seasons end and entering his 9th year.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:17 am
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If it was the Eagles, teams would be fighting to give them a first and a third for him plus a quality veteran starter.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:00 am
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If no team is willing to pay a first rounder for osi, then he is obviously not worh what he asking to be paid.

Or the Giants could simply be setting the price tag so high that they give him no option but to stay and play.  He's most certainly "worth" more money than he's making, but the Giants are top-heavy at his position and at this point see no reason to meet his demands.  They'll wait this out, let him find that no team is willing to pay the price for him (thereby "showing" Osi his worth), and negotiate a slightly higher (but not nearly what Osi wants) deal to keep him.  It's not cool, but it's smart.


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