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A displeased Umenyiora will report

Posted on: July 30, 2011 5:58 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2011 6:23 pm
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UmenyioraPosted by Josh Katzowitz

DE Osi Umenyiora is not a happy man, and his displeasure is pointed at the Giants as he tries to force a new contract from his team. He also believes New York has reneged on a promise to provide him with more money, and that doesn’t sit well with him.

Which is why he planned on holding out from training camp. Until he determined the Giants were going to fine him $30,000 a day if he missed practices.

That’s why Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin writes that Umenyiora will report to camp Saturday night and be ready to go.

But he’s still not happy with his situation.

“No one reached out so hey, we’ll go in and do what we have to do,’’ Tony Agnone, Umenyiora’s agent, told the New York Post. “Nothing in the situation has changed.’’

Umenyiora’s contract still has two years remaining at $3.125 million in 2011 and $3.975 million, and the Giants don’t seem to be interested in renegotiating.

More from the Post:

Umenyiora remains angry that the Giants have not come up with more money that he insists was promised him, or that Reese hasn’t traded him away.

Asked how Umenyiora will deal with Reese, Agnone said “They won’t speak.’’

Asked if he was surprised that the Giants did not reach out in any way to try to satisfy Umenyiora, Agnone said “Very surprised, surprised by the whole situation. But I shouldn’t be.”


But teammate Justin Tuck insists that Umenyiora isn’t angry.

 “I think he realizes this is a business and he’s doing what he feels is best for him. My biggest concern he doesn’t do something that’s going to hurt Osi. We all have been in situation where we wish we could take stuff back. Osi’s a smart guy, he knows what he’s doing.”

As does Agonene, who told CBSSports.com's Clark Judge that he's trying to protect his client.

"(Shaun) O'Hara and (Rich) Seubert had contracts, and they got released," Agnone said, "and Brandon Jacobs had a contract and it was reduced. Does this only work negatively, and not positively?"

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:14 am
 

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Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 9:21 pm
 

A displeased Umenyiora will report

Yes, Blues!. According to the words of his own affidavit, Reece does not have to trade or pay him. In 2008 he did not play like he was one of the top DEs because he suffered a season-ending injury. At least Osi "Human Urine," as some poster called him, didn't claim the Bengals promised to take him instead of Carson Palmer first over all in 2003. He's complained about everything else




Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: July 31, 2011 9:18 pm
 

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Pearls, that sounds like a great idea (I was just thinking the same thing). Even though the 2012 Draft Class figures to be deeper--especially at OT, which is another pressing need position--I'm a little ambivalent on settling for a mere 1st round pick. Who do you think we can get for the constant carper?

Also, Osi Is what Knicks fans would call a Zach Randolph--he puts up empty stats against bad teams (see 49s and Iggles when they had Winston Justice playing OT). Thankfully, the rest of the league doesn't seem to know that.




Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: July 31, 2011 5:24 pm
 

A displeased Umenyiora will report

and the eagles have class? that's the funniest thing i heard all day. who are you speaking of buddy ryan or michael vick? de sean jackson? or are you talking about the fans? this is the same fan base that booed michael shcmitd. they also booed donovan mc nabb when he was drafted. turned out to be the best player to ever put on an eagle uniform. i guess that says more about the intelligence of the eagle fan though.  

i've gone to several eagles games in philly. only stadium I have been to, in any sport, that you can not bring your wife or you children to go see a game.
most classless fans in all of sports



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 31, 2011 2:08 pm
 

A displeased Umenyiora will report

Perhaps you should look at your own team, the beagles, when speaking of cry babies.....perhaps D Shaawna Jackson? It WILL be awesome to watch the new highest paid team in the NFL turn into total crap....especially when your ex-con QB goes down and your illustrious coach Andy "time to eat the donuts" Ried strokes out on the sidelines when all these new, over-paid, players decide to NOT do what they get paid to do.....hehe!



Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: July 31, 2011 1:40 pm
 

A displeased Umenyiora will report

If the Jints can get Smith, Bradshaw and Boss signed and have some cap room, I say pay Osi.  To me, he's a great player and a leader when he feels appreciated.  He tried to take over Michael's leadership role of the D but it just relegated to Tuck.  I think that pressed his ego a bit.   Bump him a bit and that front line on paasing downs could be a nightmare..

Go Giants 


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