Five teams show interest in Osi, but not in trading first-round pick

AP

Do the Giants really want to trade Osi Umenyiora?

They reportedly started trade negotiations on Monday by letting teams know they wanted a first-round pick in return.  Any interested team will also have to give Umenyiora a new contract, so that trade price seems prohibitive.

Two things could be at play here:

1. The Giants don’t really want to deal Umenyiora.

2. They are just starting the negotiating off on their terms, and will be willing to accept a lesser offer.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News says there’s no fewer than five teams interested: St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, and Baltimore. The level of interest for each team is unclear, although St. Louis could reportedly be a team to watch.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says it has become clear no one will give up a first-round pick for Umenyiora, who has been watching training camp from the sidelines. Vacchiano says the Giants won’t come off their first-round pick asking price (at least for now) and Umenyiora is unlikely to play for the Giants at his current salary.

Yep, this could take a while.

56 responses to “Five teams show interest in Osi, but not in trading first-round pick

  1. Another team that were also interested were the Cleveland Browns I hear. Heckertt wont give up a 1st for him but just wanted to add this little tid bit.

  2. Yeah, Spags knows him and he is building quite a defense and Osi would fit nicely but since the NFL got rookie salaries under control they are really a premium now. I would give them a 2 though.

  3. It should be noted that the reason teams won’t give up a first rounder is that first rounders are now worth more than they used to be, due to the rookie wage scale in effect as of the new CBA. Under the old CBA, there would have already been a deal in the works for Osi by now.

  4. Baltimore could use him. After losing Josh Wilson, they can use all the QB pressure they can get to take the focus off of the secondary.

  5. giants are grimey and did him wrong

    he had a point in the 2 way contract stuff yesterday

    and he is NOT overrated or soft, where are people getting that?

    bc a punk young lil eagles RB said so?

    Osi is a beast

    Giants win 5 games this year in that NFC East…

    1-Dallas – still most complete team with better coaches this year
    2-Philly – “dream team” hinges on Vicks legs
    3-Redskins – shanny year 2
    4-Giants – who do they really have?

  6. What team in their right mind would deal a 1st rounder for Osi? This isn’t 2007. He’s been hurt the last few years and it’s obvious the GMen need to deal him. Not to mention I think the Jets gave the Steelers a 4th for Holmes and the Chargers a 3rd for Cromartie. What about that precedent?

  7. Getting Osi for a 2nd round pick and maybe a 5th would be a fair deal. I still would love to see the Ravens put him opposite Suggs and have them both gunning for Roethlisberger.

  8. Dallas is the team that is willing to do anything to get him. They think that if they have Osi and Ware lining up with Rob Ryan coaching them, they will have the best defense in the NFL.

  9. Ravens need a rush end opposite of Suggs, but I’m not sure this guy’s worth the trouble. With his history of injuries, plus the fact that he didn’t like his new contract shortly after he signed it, doesn’t exactly make me warm and fuzzy about pursuing him. He definitely is not worth a first, and maybe not even a second. I’d probably give a conditional 3rd for him, but the Giants will stand still until someone gets desperate and steps up for him.

  10. Strange to see two 3-4 teams on there. I dont really see him as starting OLB in those schemes and he certainly isnt big enough to be at end. So he becomes a specialist 3rd down pass rusher for them, which isnt going to get him a big new contract.

    Can’t help but think he’s best off in NY.

  11. Two 2nd round picks would suffice for a DE who averages 10 sacks and 5 FF’s in his last 5 seasons and isn’t even 30 yet.

  12. Other than people they just signed, what do Seahawks have to offer in trade? As said here, no way are giants so LUCKy and Seahawks that stupid to give up a quality first rounder T-Jack will bring to Seattle. I guess if Seattle makes raider nation weep and we get their TE, a package with Carlson could work. I can see why Seahawks would be interested, but I don’t think they have the assets to pull it off. Crossing fingers in hope…

  13. How about a 2nd round pick with an escalator for an additional 2nd round pick. The guy’s a sack machine. If he gets double digits, make it 2 2nd rounders.

  14. Whatever. He sat out a year on IR before. In fact that year he was one of top DEs on IR. Maybe THE top DE. This is probably why he says he deserves a new contract.

  15. Poor Osi, he will be shocked to learn how low his value is going to be. No one will give more than a third or fourth for a situational pass rusher. Sorry Osi

  16. The Cardinals gave up DRC AND a second rounder for a completely unproven/overrated QB!

    Only time will tell for sure, but I’ll tell you right now; Osi is far more valuable that Kevin (media-made-man) Kolb.

    My guess is Osi stays a Giants, or they get a 2nd and a 3rd.

  17. Jared Allen had two DUI’s and was one more DUI from being suspended for a year. He’s the only RDE who’s been more productive than Osi over the past five seasons in terms of sacks, and he was traded from Kansas City to Minnesota for a 1st and two 3rd round picks.

    I think it’s absurd people are saying Osi is absolutely not worth a 1st round pick… still, I think two 2nd round picks would be more than adequate.

  18. Why not give up a first for him if your the Browns? Damn just give them the first we got from Atlanta which will most likely be around 25-28. Sounds fair to me he could be a huge force and influence building this new D.

  19. How is nobody getting this, they DONT want to trade him, they are just showing him that he is not the elite DE he thinks he is by showing him that nobody will give up elite compensation for him. once he has taken a significant enough hit to his ego they will pay him accordingly. Damn, it is not a complicated concept, they are setting hte market for him.

  20. If Osi doesn’t want to play, send him home and suspend him.

    I think the Giants are just hoping that his temper tantrum will end, eventually. But the man signed a contract. No one held a gun to his head and forced him to sign it. He got a lot of guaranteed money up front, too, which he conveniently ignores now.

    A man’s only as good as his word. If he doesn’t want to fulfill his end of the bargain, send him home.

  21. I don’t think Osi will be traded, but if it ends up happening I would expect the Rams to be in the thick of it. Spags does love guys who played for him in New York and Philly.

  22. “ESPN’s Adam Schefter says it has become clear no one will give up a first-round pick for Umenyiora…”

    flagstaffphotos says:
    Aug 2, 2011 10:59 AM
    Dallas is the team that is willing to do anything to get him.

    Glad you read the whole post before talking about it!!

  23. phillyisinvading says: Aug 2, 2011 11:17 AM

    @randysavage4ever lol the most complete team? pretty sure romo is still your quarterback.

    _______

    ha the Cowboys aren’t even my team! I was just stating the truth…

    and actually its fairly easy to defend Romo, he’s got a bunch of years ahead of him, he will break thru eventually for 1 ring

    meanwhile Philly you all have to support the devil in Vick , look in his eyes you can still see the evil in them , he just puts on a show because he has to, that he’s changed and all that…

    he threw a b-day party just last year and had his cousin shot up ,

    come on now, philly is worthless

    0 superbowls, dallas has 5 .

    and i hate the cowboys, matter of fact i dont really like any of the 5 SB teams

    but when it comes to cowboys – eagles,

    advantage Dallas.

  24. @randysavage4ever lol the most complete team? pretty sure romo is still your quarterback.

    NFC East Career QB Ratings:

    Tony Romo – 95.5
    Mike Vick – 80.2
    Eli Manning – 80.2
    John Beck (lol) – 62.0

    Yes, I am aware some of Vick’s game isn’t measureable by QB rating, but that’s still quite an ignorant statement.

  25. I heard my Eagles have a spare second round pick and a pro-bowl caliber Corner they could trade for him…

  26. Dallas is the team that is willing to do anything to get him. They think that if they have Osi and Ware lining up with Rob Ryan coaching them, they will have the best defense in the NFL.

    —————————————————————-

    Osi Umenyiora wouldn’t make it through training camp with the Cowboys. They have no use for a 260 pound DE and he’s too one-dimensional to play LB.

  27. NFC East Career QB Ratings:

    Tony Romo – 95.5
    Mike Vick – 80.2
    Eli Manning – 80.2
    John Beck (lol) – 62.0

    Yes, I am aware some of Vick’s game isn’t measureable by QB rating, but that’s still quite an ignorant statement.

    ————————————————————–

    Not only that… winning % as starter:

    Romo .639
    Vick .582
    Manning .582
    Beck .000

  28. randysavage4ever says: Aug 2, 2011 10:55 AM

    giants are grimey and did him wrong

    How exactly did they do him wrong? For not caving in and extending an injury prone loudmouth who has been whining about a new contract multiple years prior to his current contract ending? You don’t want to play out the contract? Don’t sign it. He signed it, he needs to live with it. He also needs to realize he is not the best lineman on the team.

  29. Osi, please wake up and smell the coffee. You will not get a better deal than the Giants will give you. Do you really want to play in Buffalo or Podunk?

  30. melonnhead says:Aug 2, 2011 12:13 PM

    Osi Umenyiora wouldn’t make it through training camp with the Cowboys. They have no use for a 260 pound DE and he’s too one-dimensional to play LB.

    ————————————————–

    Yeah, your 23rd ranked defense doesn’t need any help…..31st with points allowed, btw 🙂 Thanks for the Sunday night laugh last year when you ‘played’ in Green Bay.

  31. why isn’t he practicing????

    if he is healthy than I would stay the hell away from him even if I want his ability to rush the pass.

    even if he wants a trade he should be in pads

  32. In this thread:

    Giants grossly overrating their players.

    Take away the Winston Justice turnstile game a few years ago, and Osi has no hype.

    Take away Justin Tuck, and Osi has no game.

    He’s not a bad player – but he’s not a 1st round pick. 1st rounders are guys you build your team around.

    Osi’s “overrated n soft, 3rd best d-line on his team honestly”

  33. Big Giants fan here. However, Osi is missing something here.

    He signed a $41 million contract for 6 years. He got a signon bonus on the front end, but technically the value of his contract is not 6 or 7 million for the next two years (combined) – but $6.83 million per season (or $13.67 million).

    You have to take into consideration the signing bonus on the front end.

    Giants are brilliant here. I would gladly trade him for a first round pick. However, if he wants to be traded, find someone who is willing to pay him and the Giants. If he can’t find anyone – then the Giants can tell him they tried – and he should shut up and play football.

  34. and by the way, you cant really say you dont want to pay him like a top lineman as was promised and then ask for top trade, Reese is bluffing and will take 2nd round

  35. He isn’t going anywhere. Osi, unfortunately, has no leverage here. The Giants know it, the rest of the NFL GMs know it. They don’t have to back off their demands for a 1st, because they know no one is going to pay it — thereby forcing Osi to come to camp. He will have to duplicate the numbers from last year come next offseason and get the 4-5 year $40M deal that he wants.

  36. The Raiders should try and go after him. Teaming Osi up with Seymour would be a sick tandem. And with the young talent Oakland has on the D-line with Lamarr Houston and Matt shaughnessy it could be one of the best D-lines in the league. Plus they got the big guys John Henderson and Tommy Kelly. Do it Riders, get Osi!

  37. The Raiders should try and go after him. Teaming Osi up with Seymour would be a sick tandem. And with the young talent Oakland has on the D-line with Lamarr Houston and Matt shaughnessy it could be one of the best D-lines in the league. Plus they got the big guys John Henderson and Tommy Kelly. Do it Raiders, get Osi!

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