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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: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

The problem is he wants to be paied like a teir #1 player.  If that's the case, than he must be worth a #1 pick.



Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: August 2, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

First off CryBrady, Owners do not want to guarantee contracts in a sport where injuries are so common.  Second, the average career of a football player is shorter than the average career of a baseball player, therefore, it would not be right to force a football player to wait just as long before receiving a free-agent contract.  Finally, there isn't a salary cap in baseball and contracts are guaranteed.  This is a very different environment than football where contracts are not guaranteed and larger rosters have to fit under a cap.  Do not compare apples to oranges.




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If you trade Osi for a #1 pick, don't you still have to PAY the #1 pick a chunk of $$$? If so, the question is how much you have to pay Osi. At least with him, you have proven productivity at this level. With a draft pick, it's still a crapshoot (see exhibit A from my team: Larry English). The only way I blink on a deal like this is if he's asking for Manning-level compensation.



Since: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Players like Osi need to understand there is honor among thieves. The owners have been putting it away for years. Nobody's gonna touch him because that's the way it works. This guy forced how many fumbles?, and had how many sacks last season? And no one wants to give up a one? As I Giants fan I hope he calms down goes in and talks to Mr. Reese, gets the best concession he can get  and keep kickin butt.



Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:50 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Osi is my dude. Guys a force and we should pay him as such. Other players still in contract were cut by the giants. 3 offensive linemen. then a few players took less money while in contract. Hes in the clear on this giants are just seeing how their guys in camp are performing until they decide to pay him 8-10 mil a year. Hence the impossible requirments to trade.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

If the Giants are asking for a #1 draft pick for Osi then they must think he is still has something left in the tank.  Or they are putting him in a bad position by asking for too much knowing noone is going to give up a #1 for him.  If they really wanted to get rid of him they would settle for the best deal they could get.  Sounds like the Giants are creating a senerio where Osi is stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Too much depth to holdout unless some DL's get hurt.  The Pats can use him but not for a #1 maybe a #3 or #4.Cool



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Maybe the Eagles can trade Brodrick Bunkley for Big U?  LOL

It's going to interesting to see how this plays out.  U has a deal that he signed.  He needs to get his lazy backside into camp.  U can say he signed a bad deal, but that's kinda tough isn't it?



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Edit: my comment was to the Village Idiot . . .



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

Football needs to employ the same system that baseball uses and have the rights to a player be owned by a team for 6 years.  This way ALL the players will be playing for new contracts once their contracts are up.  That way there will be no "holding out" for more money because the money is set already.  Since it is much less money than they are paid now the teams would not have a problem "Guaranteeing" the money.  It seems as if every season there are teams and players who won't play because they are not getting paid enough.  It's getting a little ridiculous!! 




Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: August 2, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Umenyiora suitors balk at Giants' demands

GREED is one of the seven sins!  Being an idiot is not.  What a waste of talent.


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