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Giants allow Osi Umenyiora to seek a trade

Washington Redskins Grossman is hit by New York Giants Umenyiora during second half of their NFL football game in Landover AP

The “good conversation” between Osi Umenyiora and the Giants on Sunday provided immediate results.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that the Giants have granted Umenyiora’s agent permission to seek a trade.  This sounds promising for Umenyiora’s hope for a new deal, but the Giants’ trade demands could hold things up.

The Giants want a first round pick in exchange for Umenyiora, which will be difficult to attain. Umenyiora’s agent began calling teams Monday morning to find out who is interested.  The Giants may have to come off that price if they really plan to move the disgruntled pass rusher.

Umenyiora will remain at Giants camp while trade talks happen.

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91 Responses to “Giants allow Osi Umenyiora to seek a trade”
  1. daudi88 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:12 AM

    Umenyiora for Samuel. Never happen though.

  2. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 1, 2011 11:13 AM

    Welcome to Dallas!

  3. bspurloc says: Aug 1, 2011 11:14 AM

    just pay him or whatever……
    Giants have lost touch. They let the running backs leave and refuse to do anything about it.
    receivers keep getting injured…. etc etc…
    Eli isnt sure which man is his teammate and just throws to anyone on the field….
    real issues

  4. ygkr85 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:14 AM

    A first round pick for Osi would be awesome. I’d be happy with a 2nd.

  5. orakpownd says: Aug 1, 2011 11:14 AM

    Good luck with that First Rounder.

  6. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    Pats could use him. Don’t see them giving up a first round but stranger things have happened – like picking up Chad Ochocinco and Haynesworth.
    Adalius Thomas may have made the Pats a little gunshy about doing that kind of a trade though. Thanks Adalius, your legend lives on.

  7. rc33 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    Lotsa luck getting a #1; that ain’t happening. He’s no longer a kid and naturally, he’s looking to get paid. He’d certainly be a valuable piece to someone’s DL but there are a lot of obstacles.

  8. amanistumor says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    I was casually saying in convo last week the Eagles should try for him… a fan can wish.

    Doubt they’d let him go to a divisional opponent or let him go for anything less than a 1st rnd’r though. (of course not but this way they can say they tried to accommodate him)

  9. phillyisinvading says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    eagles should give the 5th rounder they got for bunkley.

    you know Osi would love to play the giants twice a year.

  10. grpatriot says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    2nd, maybe 1st? Pass rush needed team…

  11. We'reFineThere says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 AM

    Joselio Hanson is on the block

  12. sdelmonte says: Aug 1, 2011 11:16 AM

    The sooner, the better. I will miss Osi but he wants out and until he’s gone he will just be another distraction for camp that seems in disarray.

  13. turbodean says: Aug 1, 2011 11:16 AM

    And the Eagles just acquired Osi.

  14. psizzle03 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:16 AM

    No way the giants get a 1st for him. Not even close. Most likely a 3rd and a 5th. Ravens probably in the mix if he restructures his contract.

  15. jm11890 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:17 AM

    thank god. sick of this guy. trade he and his bad hip but only for what the price is. A ONE

  16. ginop7690 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:18 AM

    1 and a big contract for OSI what idiot is going to do that deal? Hmm? I smell Osi in Oak town for not just a 1 but crazy Al is going to throw in a 2 to sweeten the deal

  17. lilrob10201 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:18 AM

    I hope he gets traded from the Giants.This dude would always kill the Eagles.Very good player.

  18. tdprog1 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:19 AM

    Cleveland has two first round picks next year. I say use the pick they obtained from Atlanta in exchange for Osi.

  19. daburgher says: Aug 1, 2011 11:19 AM

    it would take a pretty terrible GM to give up a 1st round for Osi, the cry baby. Not sure anyone wants to put up w/ his drama queen BS

  20. seabreezes51 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:20 AM

    Eagles will give ya a 4th rounder in ’13

  21. hoobsher says: Aug 1, 2011 11:20 AM

    …eagles???

  22. upsettingshorts says: Aug 1, 2011 11:20 AM

    Sounds like he’d be perfect for a team with extra 2012 1st and 2nd round picks switching to a 4-3 defense this season…

  23. bhester1906 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    Paging the Broncos

  24. smellsmalicious says: Aug 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    he’s trying to get out of the nfc east so he doesn’t get knocked down and dragged out by shady

  25. hwksnut says: Aug 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    Now that the Seahawks have freed up some cap money and gotten rid of Tatupu it’s time to talk to Osi!

  26. nfl fan says: Aug 1, 2011 11:21 AM

    I’d take a 1st rounder for Osi. No trade for anything less, otherwise just shut up and play like your contract pays you to do.

  27. newyorkgmen says: Aug 1, 2011 11:22 AM

    Osi has been complaining about his contract since about five minutes after he signed it. I’m not sure why, either, but that must mean his agent did not help him get the deal he wanted. So if that’s the case Osi, get a better agent because I doubt this guy can coax a team into giving up a first-rounder for your one-sided playing ability.

  28. Earl Westlake says: Aug 1, 2011 11:22 AM

    If you are Cleveland, do you consider dealing the second of two 1st rounders (via Atlanta) for Osi?

  29. southpaw2k says: Aug 1, 2011 11:22 AM

    Put him next to Haloti Ngata. NOW.

    I’d love to see anyone try running the ball against that tandem.

  30. bilichecksmissingsleeves says: Aug 1, 2011 11:22 AM

    OSI TO THE PATS. They need a pure DE for their base 4-3. The hoodie will pick him up for a mid round draft pick that he’ll recoup on draft day.

  31. southpaw2k says: Aug 1, 2011 11:23 AM

    Strike that – Osi and Suggs coming at QBs from opposite ends would be even better.

  32. humbleminded85 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:25 AM

    Please Ozzie, make a call. Tell em they can have Paul Kruger, Sergio Kindle, and a specially designed mobile-elevator to be named later.(For Surge of course)

  33. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 1, 2011 11:26 AM

    I’d say come to the Jets but I hate plugging 4-3 guys into 3-4. The G-Men should really keep him

  34. tomwill21 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:26 AM

    Have a jersey waiting in Oakland

  35. Andre's Johnson says: Aug 1, 2011 11:27 AM

    Not sure how the Texans would utilize him in their new scheme, but Steve Slaton and a 3rd?

  36. scudbot says: Aug 1, 2011 11:29 AM

    Won’t happen with the Packers. Wrong side of 30 and too many injuries. But call Jerry Angelo. He’ll trade away all the draft picks the Bears have left for the next three years.

  37. phillyfan4ever says: Aug 1, 2011 11:34 AM

    As an Eagles Fan I couldn’t be happier, the Giants are really in a downward spiral after winning the superbowl, while my team is on a nice consistant upswing :)

  38. wyldsoul says: Aug 1, 2011 11:34 AM

    Steve Slaton is so 2008

  39. bamaking says: Aug 1, 2011 11:35 AM

    LeSean McCoy was right about this guy!

  40. BroncoNick says: Aug 1, 2011 11:37 AM

    1st round pick?! Would love to have him in Denver but not for that price…

  41. bbrophy1 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:39 AM

    A trade with Rams to reunite Osi with Spagnuolo is most logical. Just not sure the Giants will want to trade him to a team they will play against this season.

  42. stevemcguigan says: Aug 1, 2011 11:39 AM

    10% of this guys career sacks are from one game against a slice of swiss cheese sometimes referred to as the ’07 Eagles offensive line. Ask any real Giants fan if the guy is worth the mouth and the money.

  43. mammothfan says: Aug 1, 2011 11:40 AM

    Bring him to denver!!!!!!!

  44. deadmanwalking47 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:40 AM

    Giants are’nt dumb enough to trade him to an nfc east team.as much as i hate the pats,he’d be awesome playing with haynesworth there.from what i’m reading and hearing,AH is pushing guys all over the place.give them osi,and they will be hard to beat.

  45. gcsuk says: Aug 1, 2011 11:40 AM

    I can only assume that the Giants told the agent they want a First (nothing less), and see what he can find. If no one bites, then the Giants tried to accommodate him, so shut up and play.
    And why would the Giants want to trade him to Philly for Asante Samuel? The LAST thing the Giants need is another corner, especially an over-priced one.
    I think they would be happy with Cleveland 1st next year.

  46. realitypolice says: Aug 1, 2011 11:40 AM

    ygkr85 says:
    Aug 1, 2011 11:14 AM
    A first round pick for Osi would be awesome. I’d be happy with a 2nd.
    =================

    Discovering a unicorn farm in my backyard would be awesome too.

    Both have an equal chance of happening.

  47. dontbeemo says: Aug 1, 2011 11:40 AM

    Detroit should go after him HARD. He can’t be double teamed regularly with Suh and Fairley there. God knows that a good pass rush covers up for a shaky secondary, and most importantly, they would probably give up the picks (G-Men probably want a 2nd + a 6/7). If you think Reese will trade him in the NFC East, I have a bridge for sale?

  48. paulymags says: Aug 1, 2011 11:41 AM

    Denver possibly has the worst D-Line in the NFL and they haven’t done much yet to improve it. Osi would be a great pick up, but I’m not sure if he’s worth a first round draft pick. Go get him Denver!

  49. smellsmalicious says: Aug 1, 2011 11:42 AM

    anybody on this board thinking he should go to philly is insane. soft overrated losers liek him aren’t welcome.

  50. bozosforall says: Aug 1, 2011 11:43 AM

    bilichecksmissingsleeves says:
    Aug 1, 2011 11:22 AM
    OSI TO THE PATS. They need a pure DE for their base 4-3. The hoodie will pick him up for a mid round draft pick that he’ll recoup on draft day.

    ___
    The Giants aren’t the Vikings.

  51. bigdan7885 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:43 AM

    southpaw2k says: Aug 1, 2011 11:22 AM

    Put him next to Haloti Ngata. NOW.

    I’d love to see anyone try running the ball against that tandem.

    ——————————————-

    I’d love to see that too considering Osi is not very strong against the run.

  52. JackLeone says: Aug 1, 2011 11:45 AM

    I’m sure the Raiders would give up a first round pick for him….

  53. supashug says: Aug 1, 2011 11:48 AM

    Ravens would win the SB with him opposite Suggs

  54. jeff061 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:48 AM

    A 3rd that becomes a 2nd with games played and he’s a Seahawk by Wednesday

  55. zeussuperman says: Aug 1, 2011 11:49 AM

    Well let’s check Osi’s most recent scouting report:

    “Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly”

    Yep, that sounds about right.

  56. ratedrsuperstar1331 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:49 AM

    Something tells me Steve Spagnuolo may welcome Osi with open arms if he becomes available. Just not sure what St. Louis would give up in return. Draft picks?

  57. zeussuperman says: Aug 1, 2011 11:50 AM

    Also, Osi is NOT going to the Eagles. Not because they wouldn’t want him, but because he famously hates LeSean and several other Eagles players.

    I know money talks and BS walks, but I don’t see the Eagles enriching their biggest rivals and I don’t see Osi wanting to come to Philly.

  58. scudbot says: Aug 1, 2011 11:52 AM

    So, doesn’t anyone want to give up a 1st round pick for a high buck malcontent with about 20 games left in the tank?

  59. southpaw2k says: Aug 1, 2011 11:53 AM

    bigdan7885 said,

    “Put him next to Haloti Ngata. NOW.

    I’d love to see anyone try running the ball against that tandem.

    ——————————————-

    I’d love to see that too considering Osi is not very strong against the run.”

    **********

    Very good point, which was why I had posted right after clicking Submit to put him opposite Suggs for the pass rush. The posts weren’t directly connected, so my thoughts were pretty disjointed on that one.

  60. igster1 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:54 AM

    jerry jones jump on this one. rob wants a pass
    rusher get him this one.

  61. whhaaat says: Aug 1, 2011 11:56 AM

    this is just a win win move by the giants. If they get a first round pick or something better its a no brainer for them. If they don’t get anything decent they say we tried and shut him up for the season.

  62. bearskoolaid1985 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:56 AM

    He would look great in a BEARS uniform

  63. andyreidisfat says: Aug 1, 2011 11:56 AM

    he’s not going anywhere unless he realizes no one is giving him peppers money. Also no one but the Redskins is giving a one for Osi. Its just not going to happen. This guy is going to be traded for a 4-6 maybe two picks in that range or maybe another player who is older and fading but fits what the giants need.

    The guy has really become kind of a one trick pony the last 2-3 years and he gets hurt an awful lot. But he can still rush the passer on passing downs and maybe getting out of New York and a new place will make him want to be better again. I’d guess New England because its a good fit, the other dark horse i would think would be Detroit who has guys but Osi thrown in that rotation could make them look pretty good. And who wouldn’t want to play end in Detroit with those tackles. I am glad I changed to dish and got that Sunday ticket deal because the Lions are going to be so much fun.

  64. rc33 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:57 AM

    upsettingshorts says:
    Aug 1, 2011 11:20 AM

    Sounds like he’d be perfect for a team with extra 2012 1st and 2nd round picks switching to a 4-3 defense this season…

    ————————————————————–
    hmmm..
    anyone particular in mind?
    He would be a terrific addition in New England; a terrific addition most anywhere.

    In light of the money he’s looking to get, the Giants should take a 3rd and be happy.

  65. newagerocker says: Aug 1, 2011 11:58 AM

    If Winston Justice played on 31 other teams then maybe Osi would be worth a 1st rounder.

  66. chobes68 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:59 AM

    ‘scudbot says:
    Aug 1, 2011 11:29 AM
    Won’t happen with the Packers. Wrong side of 30 and too many injuries. But call Jerry Angelo. He’ll trade away all the draft picks the Bears have left for the next three years.”
    #############

    Gotta help the Packer fans with their math. I didn’t realize that 29 was on either side of 30!

    Osi Umenyiora
    #72 DE
    New York Giants | Official Team Site
    Height: 6-3 Weight: 261 Age: 29
    Born: 11/16/1981 London England
    College: Troy
    Experience: 9th season
    High School: Auburn HS [AL]

  67. dawsonleery says: Aug 1, 2011 12:00 PM

    I would give up a 4th. He’s good not elite.

  68. chobes68 says: Aug 1, 2011 12:01 PM

    “smellsmalicious says:
    Aug 1, 2011 11:42 AM
    anybody on this board thinking he should go to philly is insane. soft overrated losers liek him aren’t welcome.”

    %%%%%%%%%%%

    Overrated losers…aren’t you basically describing the Eagles each season?

  69. cleverbob says: Aug 1, 2011 12:02 PM

    Good luck getting a 1st for him. I doubt they could bully anyone into giving up a high 2nd for that matter.

  70. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 1, 2011 12:03 PM

    I’m guessing he ends up in Cleveland or Cincy. Both of those teams need serious help at RDE. I know one thing: we absolutely won’t send him to a division rival, and we’ll probably keep him out of the NFC altogether. If Washington or Philly thinks they have a shot, they don’t. Reese isn’t that crazy or stupid…

    I’m not sure if we’ll get a 1st for him, but that’d be ideal. He’s only 29 and definitely has 3+ solid seasons left in him – he was outstanding the first half of last season. I don’t think a 1st round pick is too much to ask for one of the most productive pass rushing DE’s in the league. I’m guessing a 2nd and 3rd would suffice.

    As a Giants fan, I’d prefer we extend him and sign Snelling instead of Bradshaw. If AB’s asking for more than $5M/year, he’s nuts. He fumbles way too much and was demoted in his first year as the starter. Considering Jacobs could come right in as the starter with Ware and Scott in the fold, as well, I don’t see what kind of leverage he has.

  71. zaggs says: Aug 1, 2011 12:04 PM

    Osi’s problem is that Reese said if he was a dominant defensive end. First off Osi hasn’t put together back to back double digit sack seasons. And then how many of those sacks are of the “strip sack” variety because he goes so far out?

  72. nzyme says: Aug 1, 2011 12:06 PM

    You guys are on here saying he isn’t worth a 1st round pick but if you drafted a 1st rounder who would give you 3-4 years of what Osi can give you’d sign for it right now!

  73. rabidbillsfan says: Aug 1, 2011 12:08 PM

    @ smellsmalicious

    Are you sure? ‘Casue I’m pretty sure VY is an Eagle.

  74. ravensfan4life52 says: Aug 1, 2011 12:12 PM

    after what shady mccoy said about him i doubt he’d want to go to the Eagles.

  75. johnnyb14z3 says: Aug 1, 2011 12:26 PM

    He should go to the Jets.. Seems like a popular thing for Giants (ex) players to do.

    “Plaxico to the Jets. Giants fading…”

    Gotta love NY newspapers

    Could definitely see Osi there.

  76. lowleadman says: Aug 1, 2011 12:32 PM

    Pats get him for a 3rd that may turn into a 2nd based on performance.

  77. gcsuk says: Aug 1, 2011 12:33 PM

    What people are forgetting is that Osi is already under contract to the Giants for the next two year. They don’t HAVE to trade him, he is already signed. Any team that wants to trade for him would negotiate a new contract. Giants have NO obligation to trade him, except to get rid of the distraction he is causing.

    I like the guy, and agree with berniemadoffsides…let Bradshaw go to Cincy (poor guy), get Snelling (better receiver out of the backfield, less fumbles), give Osi “some” new paper (not all of it, just some of it).

  78. bhindenemylines says: Aug 1, 2011 12:47 PM

    1. Osi went to Troy with DeMarcus Ware and they remain great friends.

    2. They have the same agent.

    3. Dallas needs to upgrade its D line.

    4. Osi would love to play NYG twice a year to show them what he can do.

    Could see this happening.

  79. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 1, 2011 12:54 PM

    @ bhindenemylines:

    Absolutely no chance in hell he goes to Dallas, Philly or Washington.

    Reese isn’t going to help a division rival’s pass rush against our franchise QB. I’d be shocked if he ends up in the NFC at all. Jax, Cleveland, Cincy, or Oakland all could use him.

  80. newyorkgmen says: Aug 1, 2011 1:00 PM

    By “seek a trade” Jerry Reese really meant “Good luck finding a team that will pay you an excessive amount of money AND give us a first round pick.” Take the $8 mil over the next two years, you don’t need/deserve anymore money than that.

  81. SteveBeans says: Aug 1, 2011 1:05 PM

    Seymour wasn’t much younger when the Raiders dished a 1st for him. I don’t expect Osi to get a 1st, but it could happen. A 2nd is more likely.

  82. bkeating51 says: Aug 1, 2011 1:09 PM

    It’s all very simple. Osi told Reese that he wanted to be paid as a top 5 defensive end in the league, or else be traded to a team that would pay him as a top five.

    Certainly a top 5 defensive end is worth a 1st round draft choice, no.

    So the Giants will get a first rounder for him or Osi will learn that the league doesn’t think he is a top 5 end and lower his demands.

    Perfect. Unless the Giants cave.

  83. scudbot says: Aug 1, 2011 1:19 PM

    chobes68 says: “Gotta help the Packer fans with their math. I didn’t realize that 29 was on either side of 30!” You should realize by now that the Packers are a forward looking team. Osi will be 30 on November 16, a month into the season. You think Ted Thomas is too dumb to notice?

  84. itsmammoth says: Aug 1, 2011 1:57 PM

    Osi and Demarcus Ware are best friends, and played on the same line at Troy…

    JUST SAYIN’.

  85. illbillgiantz4lif says: Aug 1, 2011 1:58 PM

    If Reese offered Osi a new deal then he needs to follow through on that. At least lock him up for another year. We are very thin at DE right now.

  86. xxtucknrolle88 says: Aug 1, 2011 1:59 PM

    i certainly hope our season isn’t going to be a trainwreck

  87. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 1, 2011 2:10 PM

    Would love to see him in Bmore with Ngata, Mount Cody, and Sizzle.

  88. lawyermalloy says: Aug 1, 2011 2:29 PM

    The Giants know that no one will give up a 1st rounder for him as they’ve already put out feelers themselves!

  89. FinFan68 says: Aug 1, 2011 2:45 PM

    If anything, he will move his locker to the other side of the stadium or he will just shut up & play. The Jets truly expect to win the SB which means that any pick they give up is essentially one round lower. They need up front help and he would fit that bill but his worth is not 1st round. 3rd, maybe.

  90. polegojim says: Aug 1, 2011 3:28 PM

    Ok – I’ll flip. He was damaging when Strahan cleared a path in New York…. so….

    OSI to DETROIT
    OSI to DETROIT
    OSI to DETROIT
    OSI to DETROIT
    OSI to DETROIT
    OSI to DETROIT

  91. rc33 says: Aug 1, 2011 4:25 PM

    Not sure how the Texans would utilize him in their new scheme, but Steve Slaton and a 3rd?

    ————————————————————–

    Yeah, there’s nothing that screams “Tom Coughlin-style football” more than a RB who puts it on the ground 1 out of every 10 carries.
    You might get a sixth or seventh round pick for Slaton.

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