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Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:31 am
Edited on: August 1, 2011 12:38 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora ended a brief holdout and reported to training camp Sunday, although he remains unhappy with the team for not coming through on money he insists was promised to him. And now, according to an ESPN report, the Giants have given Umenyiora permission to seek a trade.

CBSSports.com's Clark Judge reported Saturday that even though Umenyiora agreed to show up for camp, "that doesn't mean anything has been resolved. In fact, nothing has been. Umenyiora, who set a league record last season with 10 forced fumbles, wants a new contract or a trade…"

Now it appears the organization has paved the way for the latter, although Judge warns that it doesn't mean a trade is imminent. "It means the Giants have taken the first step to eliminate a distraction."

Giants general managers Jerry Reese and Umenyiora spoke Saturday and, via ESPN, Reese said that if the team were to trade Umenyiora they would ask for a first-round pick. That's a steep price for a player a team is willing to move because they already have plenty of depth along the defensive line.

Still, Umenyiora, 29, had 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2011. If the Giants are serious about trading him, they will likely have to settle for something less than their current asking price.

In the meantime, we eagerly await LeSean McCoy's thoughts on the prospects of not facing Umenyiora this season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:54 pm
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 4:34 am
 

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Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 3:11 pm
 

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I seriously doubt Seattle would sign him or St. Louis.

 I agree with Tim,

1. The Giants are not likely trade Osi to a team in the NFC unless the price being paid is too good to pass

2. Seattle actually spent money in FA and would not be interested in trading a high draft pick (now more valuable due to the rookie wage scale).

3. St. Louis is still building up their team and trading a draft pick does not make sense in this instance.

4. A contending team IS more likely to trade for Osi because he could be a final piece and, at 28yrs old, he can help for many more years.

5. Based on unmber 4, I would think the AFC is a more likely fit (why trade to an NFC team that might be fighting the Giants for a playoff spot) unless the price is too good (see number 1).




Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Report: NYG give Umenyiora permission for trade

I seriously doubt Seattle would sign him or St. Louis.  Teams rebuilding don't give up future 1st round picks for "final puzzle pieces".  Maybe the Rams fall for it, but I'd expect a playoff calibur team with money to burn to go for him.


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Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:44 pm
 

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Although Osi is used to a different formation, im sure Rex could find a way to utilize his skills. 

Osi is used mostly as an end and he would be the Jets best pass rusher the moment he walks onto the field.

The question is how much has this guy deteriorated for the Giants to let him go

After posting 11.5 sacks and 10 FF I would say he has not...would would you think that he did?

Elite pass rushers are probably the hardest  players to find, if you have one and hes still effective why would you let him walk

Not familiar with the Giants...they have great depth at the position.. and can afford to let him go..at the right proce of course.

Only reason would be either you think hes done, or you dont have cap room for the money you apparently promised.

There is nothing that should make you think at 28 and coming off the year he had that he is done..also, you assume he was promised money...we don't know what was said...you can also assume that Osi just wants out and is not being 100% honest about the whole situation.


The Giants are not known as an orginization that renegs on promises so id guess Osi must be damaged goods

Based on nothing...why assume that..you have not taken into account the Giants have Tuck, Paul, Joseph, Austin, and Kiwi on the D-line..so why have a player who is not happy when you can get value in return and not lose much at the position.


Still would probably help the Jets if Rex could find a way to use him

If you think he could help then how do you think he is damaged goods or do you feel that the Jets pass rush is so bad that a player who you consider damaged goods can actually help? 



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