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Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

Posted on: August 3, 2011 1:50 am
UmenyioraPosted by Josh Katzowitz

When we first heard that Giants DE Osi Umenyiora was on the trading block, the rumor made sense. Umenyiora wants more money and more years on a contract that New York didn’t want to give to him. So, the Giants would trade him, get something in return and everybody would walk away happy.

Until we read the report from’s Clark Judge about what the Giants apparently wanted. A first-round pick in return for the rights to Umenyiora, which, honestly, seems overpriced at best and ridiculous at worse.

One day later, the Giants have apparently dropped their price. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Giants are now sending out feelers that Umenyiora could be had for the low, low price of a second-round pick.

As we wrote about Tuesday, five teams appear interested in Umenyiora (including the Ravens, Rams, Chargers, Seahawks, and Broncos, while another report also had the Patriots interested as well), though none were intrigued enough to take New York’s original first-round bait.

The Ravens, though, might be interested in dealing a future second-rounder. The Sun reports that some within the Baltimore organization are urging GM Ozzie Newsome to make the deal, though he remains unsure of Umenyiora’s injury history and whether the team could actually afford him (remember, this whole thing started with the Giants because Umenyiora wants to get paid big-time money, and that won’t change if and when he’s dealt).

Apparently, some of this depends on DT Haloti Ngata, who would be one of Umenyiora’s mates on the defensive line if this deal comes to fruition. The newspaper writes that if the Ravens can agree to a new multi-year deal with Ngata, that would free up some salary cap room for the team and mean they could fit in Umenyiora. If not, though, the Ravens probably won’t make a play for him.

So, what will happen? We don’t know. Especially if the Giants haven’t dropped their first-round demand. As the New York Daily News writes, “I can only tell you what I think I know, and at this point it's that the Giants are holding strong on their demand of a first for Umenyiora. Things, though, tend to change fast.”

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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:02 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

That's a great idea lexkygolfer. Trade Osi to Cincy for Palmer. Miami wouldn't part with Marshall but we'd definiely get more trading Palmer to Miami then we'd get trading Osi to anyone.

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:31 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

The Eagles got a 2nd round pick and a starting CB for a QB whose career will probably mirror Jeff George's.  Please.  Get more for Osi.

Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:29 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

How about Da Bears? Jerry Angelo has a horrible draft record. Might as well trade away a draft position for a proven player.

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:25 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

Osi to the Bengals for Carson Palmer and a 4th round conditional then Carson Palmer to Miami for Brandon Marshall and a 3rd.

Since: May 2, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:09 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

Reports indicate that Osi's hip issue is a degenerative one. Some are speculating that Osi is angling for the contract extension and raise because the very real chance of him being out of the league in a year or two is too great to overlook. I wouldn't offer more than a 3rd and would not go heavy on the signing bonus.

Since: May 5, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:38 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

While it'd be nice obviously to have Osi on the Jets, he costs too much in terms of salary against the cap presumably and can you really see the Giants making a deal with the Jets to help them out?  Not that the teams have a personal hatred for each other like other two city sports franchises do, but I just don't see it happening.

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:31 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

I gotta agree with you Mr. Jet, the one thing the Jets need is pass rush and although he fits better into a 4-3 scheme the Jets don't have ANY defensive ends under contract right now.  Besides draft picks Wilkerson and K. Ellis the Jets need someone to shore up that d-line or they are gonna get run all over this season.  If it is only costing a 2nd round pick there is no way you should let him slip away to another team, especially since this now becomes your primary need. 

Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:54 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

I bet he goes for a 3rd pick next year and a 4th or 5th the following year, I can't say where though.  I initially thought he and the G-men would work something out but that is looking less and less likely.

A second rounder still seems steep given the current market.   

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:39 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

Are the JETS taking a page out of Eagles book , being quiet & ready to make a move on Osi ? How can they not make a move for this player , for a 2nd round pick ? As a JETS fan if i`am calling the shots , i would work out a deal to keep him in NY ! Yes their 1st two picks in draft were defensive players , but they are rookies & need time to grow . With Osi there you take care of both issues , experience & talent right NOW !!!! Mr T are you watching ? Don`t let him go to another team that we have to face , make room & make it happen !

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 6:29 am

Report: Umenyiora's price drops to 2nd round pick

Note to Osi:

Please take your services to a team with no playoff chances and little defensive threats....losing you in the shuffle never to be heard of again.

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