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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: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 7:20 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Die hard Jets fan... I'd give up the 1st round pick. If we're truly a win now team we'd get a very good pass rusher coming off 11.5 sacks and 10 FF last season. Someone who will disrupt a play and I'm comfortable we'd be giving away at worst the 28th pick in the draft and at best the 32nd pick. JETS, Go GET OSI!!!!

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:20 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Osi has cried about a new contract for sometime. He understands that the two new rookies are going to give him a run for his money. Warren sapp made fun of him earlier this year for saying he was an elite pass rusher . Teams are running left for a reason. He just has not been heathy enough to repeat to that all pro form. Let's trade him to Seattle for a number 2 pick and their te Carlson . So let it be written so let it be done.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 6:18 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

I'm confused. Doesn't Osi have a contract? I thought in this country when you have a contract you are supposed to abide by it. If he doesn't like the CBA, well then let him complain to the people who represent him, not the Giants. Nobody put a gun to his head and forced him to sign a 42 MM contract. This is absurd. Let him sit out two years.

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:54 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

eagles should trade samuel for him. with that

Since: Jun 1, 2007
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:25 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Nicely said.

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:13 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands


Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:12 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Hey, I couldn't have said it better myself.This is a nice piece of writing.

Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: August 2, 2011 5:04 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

As an Eagles fan and rabid Giant hater.  He is a #1 Frontline DE.  I wish we would offer the "Kolb" 2nd Rder for him.  GO Eagles.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 4:14 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

You obviously DO NOT understand how NFL contracts work!

I used to think the same way, until a friend pointed out the truth: owners cut players for injuries and/or performance WITHOUT any compensation. Unlike baseball, where the contracts (I believe) are guaranteed, NFL players are dropped all the time. The NFL's player/team contracts have no "integrity" either way. Suck and you're cut with nothing--excel and you should be rewarded with a new deal. Bengals owner Mike Brown is a total TOOL for ripping Carson Palmer for not living up to his promise. What a hypocrite.

No. YOU don't understand how NFL contracts work.  And I must say CBS is full of uneducated football "fans" like yourself.  An NFL owner is obligated to pay ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE GUARANTEED PORTION OF THE CONTRACT..... read that over and over and over again until your little brain processes it.   If a player doesn't have any guaranteed money left in his deal then yes, he can be cut.  But he becomes an UFA and he can play anywhere he wants or for whoever wants him and make as much money as he's worth at that time.  The team that cut him gets zero for compensation because they cut him.  Every heard of the CBA?  You know, that thing they just bargained for?  In the CBA it allows anybody to be cut as long as the guaranteed money is paid for.  It DOES NOT ALLOW A PLAYER TO QUIT DURING A CONTRACT OR DEMAND ANYTHING.  That's not the owner's problem, that's the players problem and the union that represents them.   There is nothing hypocritical about it.  The owners follow all of the rules all of the time.  Why people on these boards don't understand how contracts work is beyond me.

And before you call cutting players unfair remember something else as well.  When a player sucks ( Jamarcus Russel) the Raiders were forced to stick with the overweight pig of a player and paid him the entire 35 million dollars he had in guaranteed money.  When Stallworth cashed a roster bonus for 4 million dollars and proceeded to drink and drink, kill a person and get suspended for a year his team didn't get one nickel back from him.  When Haynesworth showed up to the Skins camp 50 pounds overweight and out of shape, he didn't have to pay back a nickel of a 20 million dollar roster bonus he cashed.  The Skins ate that cost.....

So it works both ways.  Yeah, some good players get cut and some others are underpaid when comparing stats to some of the others. But there are also plenty of busts... actually way more busts the owners have to cover for.   


Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:38 pm

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Mathu, you must have failed reading comprehension.  He wants to be paid like a tier 1 player....BUT, it will cost tier 1 money, PLUS a first-round pick.  So, no, he isn't worth it.  And, also unlike what you said, just because he WANTS to be paid like a tier 1 player doesn't mean he is WORTH tier 1 money.

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