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.