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Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:10 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 10:14 am
A league source on Wednesday denied a report that the New York Giants have lowered their price for disgruntled defensive end Osi Umenyiora from a first-to-a-second-round draft choice. According to the source, the Giants still are asking for a top pick, which hasn't produced interest to this point.

Umenyiora's agent Tony Agnone would neither confirm nor deny the report when reached Wednesday morning.

Umenyiora insists that the Giants have not been fair with him and that GM Jerry Reese in 2008 promised him a new contract or a trade if he had two good seasons of play. Umenyiora, who is under contract with the Giants the next two seasons, set a league record in 2010 with 10 forced fumbles and believes he lived up to his end of the deal.

The Giants apparently don't. They have not changed their position with him, other than to grant him permission to seek a deal -- with a first-round draft pick the price. Under terms of the new agreement between players and owners, firsrt-round draft choices cost considerably less -- about 40 percent less -- which increases their value.

Result: Clubs are more reluctant to part with them now than they were a year ago.

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Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:10 pm

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

Why do you say that he's outplayed his contract?  He got the largest guaranteed contract EVER given to a player with less than three full seasons.  He responded to that huge deal by being mediocre in '06, great in '07, injured in '08, so bad he was benched in '09, then very good last year.  He's an extremely inconsistent player and was promised a new deal if he could string together two good years in a row.  And he simply has not done that.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:09 pm

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

All I want to know is, when these players miss extended periods of time due to injury (like Osi did), do they still get their money?  Then they can all shut up.  Unless they want to give money back when they don't deserve it (I'm talkingto you JaMarcus Russell), than they shouldn't base any claim that they deserve more money based on merit... they signed the contract.  Honor it-just like the owner did when you were injured.

Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 12:03 pm

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

I think Osi has a right to complain.  He certainly did outplay his contract.  His job is to get to the QB, and he did more than that.  He gets sacks and force fumbles which can shift momentum drastically.  If Jerry did promise him a new contract/trade, then he should honor that promise. 

Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:59 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

Sounds like the Giants don't really want him to leave.  If they were serious in trying to get a trade in place they would ask for a 3rd or 4th round pick and he would be gone before the end of the week.  No team with any sense would give you a 1st round pick for a lineman with this many miles on him, not even the Redskins and that's saying something.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:46 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

No GM worth his salt would give up a first round pick for a 30-year old sack "specialist" who has averaged less than 3 tackles per game over his career. Except maybe Al Davis, and he's already learned that lesson once with Richard Seymore.

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:35 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

Also, why can't OSI see no one else is willing to pay him the money...

I recently read a comment on how OSI goes all out for sack/stats, and the majority of time, rb's blow right past him.  Not makeing tough tackles, etc..
Look at his overall tackles.  OSI had 48 total tackles in 2010.  That ranks him 31st amonst Defensive Lineman, and makes him 25th amongst Defensive ends (

Now, lets take a guy like James Hall the DE of the St. Louis Rams.  He had 54 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles.  I would say the extra tackles make up for a couple of extra forced fumbles from OSI, so they are close.  Now, how much does James Hall make?  Well, according to NFL, he made $1,007,000 last year.  OSI made $3,050,000.  Now of course this is one example.  ANd I'm sure many guys get paid more than OSI who are not as good as well.  But its not its the Chris Johnson situation (where he is very grossly underpaid)

Osi blames one year on getting benched.  DUDE, YOU GOT BENCHED...
Charles Johnson, Juliues Peppers, Jared Allen, Justin Smith, John Abraham, Dwight Freeny, Justin Tuck, Trent Cole, Jason Babin,etc.. those dudes never got benched.. Like OSI did, f'in winer...

Again, OSi.  NO ONE is offering Sh---t for you...  That tells us something.  You are good, but not Elite or great.  We want you, so shtt up...  


Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:16 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

Lets go Patriots...sign Osi. Osi..Osi...Osi

Since: Jul 23, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:07 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

From one Giants fan to another, I completely agree. We are good with 22 year old JPP and tuck on the ends. See ya later Osi.

Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 11:00 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

agreed. If 2011 works out even close to 2010, he should get his trade. This 'not-work' while under contract crap is ridic also. Either do what yer paid to do, or get none.

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:46 am

Source: Giants' price for Osi hasn't changed

This is crazy.  Can some reporter PLEASE ask Osi to point out those "two good seasons of play" that he's had since the offer was made prior to the 2008 season?  He was injured in '08, benched in '09 and had a great year in '10.  HE STILL OWES ONE MORE GOOD YEAR!!!  Why this unbelievably obvious point has apparently been lost on not only Osi, but also the entire NFL media world is beyond me.

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