Report: Umenyiora Would Not Be Surprised if Giants Trade Him
Per a report from Michael David Smith of NBC Sports Pro Football Talk, Osi Umenyiora indicated that Super Bowl XLVI may have been his last game as a New York Giant. Umenyiora, who has been a member of both of the Giants’ last two Super Bowl-winning teams, has been vocal about his displeasure with his contract situation since last year. He reported to training camp and had a solid, but not spectacular season with 25 tackles, nine sacks, and two forced fumbles. Entering the last year of a 7-year, $41M contract, Umenyiora is scheduled to make $3.98M in 2012, and it is unclear exactly what terms he is seeking a new contract. In his interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning, Umenyiora stated he understood the Giants front office always made the right decisions for the best interests of the organization, and he would not be surprised with whatever decision they make, whether it is keeping him or trading him. A second round pick out of Troy State in 2003, Umenyiora has spent his entire career with the Giants, amassing 69 sacks in that time period.