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Giants offer incentives to Osi, believe standoff will end

Osi Umenyiora AP

We know how the Osi Umenyiora standoff ends, one way or another.  He’ll wind up playing for the Giants.

At least Giants owner John Mara thinks so.  (And really what choice does Osi have?)

“Yes. I think it will be resolved and he’ll be a Giant this year,” Mara said via the Newark Star-Ledger. “It’s something we can work out. We’re already talking to his agent to do something incentive wise with his contract to make him happy.”

Osi’s side was less sunny.

“We appreciate John saying that and hope that will be the case,” his agent Tony Agnone said.

Umenyiora doesn’t have much leverage here, especially after the Giants stopped allowing him to seek a trade.  ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reports the Giants are offering an incentive for Umenyiora to get 13.5 sacks.   He’s done that once in his career.

Agnone hopes that the Giants will take a year off the contract.  (It’s currently through 2012.)

The fact that the Giants are bending slightly now is a strong sign this standoff is headed towards a resolution, even if it takes a while.

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  1. 6ringnationsparksjealousy says: Aug 8, 2011 4:06 PM

    The standoff won’t end. Drama will be made. Games will be lost. This is your NY football Giants everyone. Until you get a new coach and consistent QB you won’t return to form. Take a page out of the Steelers book and get a young, energetic coach that brings some swagger. Stairway to 7

  2. duncanthecat says: Aug 8, 2011 4:06 PM

    Good Luck….That’s what most teams offer an over the hill guy on this last legs.

    Shame Giants!

  3. bleedblue18 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:08 PM

    13.5 sacks? Haha, why the .5

  4. weightshakes says: Aug 8, 2011 4:08 PM

    Can he play TE?

  5. trbowman says: Aug 8, 2011 4:08 PM

    Wahh wahh wahh!

    Hasn’t Osi been trying to whine his way out of NY for a few years now?

  6. readysethike says: Aug 8, 2011 4:09 PM

    Osi was good when he had Strahan on the other side but he’s been out played by Tuck and Mathias. why not just trade him?

  7. bspurloc says: Aug 8, 2011 4:12 PM

    just pay OSI….
    the giants have done NOTHING to fix their problems so give him some money and stop being greedy

  8. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 8, 2011 4:13 PM

    Well one thing we know for sure – with that flat stomach, the Patriots would never offer him a contract. He would have to put on at least 75 pounds of gut-fat to work into their new d-line. A diet of donuts, pizza, and fried pig fat would be highly recommended if you want to get a trade offer, Osi.

  9. thetechnocrat says: Aug 8, 2011 4:14 PM

    Here’s an incentive, show up and play or go home with no pay!
    Steven A Smith said it right, “He’s had two good years out of 5. He hasn’t lived up to his original contract.”

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 8, 2011 4:16 PM

    sick of hearing news on this guy.

  11. thetechnocrat says: Aug 8, 2011 4:16 PM

    I realize that most Pittsburgh people have no industry, good school system or future. That must be why they are so obnoxious about their SB wins. That’s all they will ever have.

  12. rpiotr01 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:17 PM

    Awesome, eff selfless, team play – I’m going for the individual stats, baby!

  13. ygkr85 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:18 PM

    Prediction: Osi stays with Giants for small boost in salary based on performance incentives that are more modest than 13.5 sacks…

    …Osi plays less than 12 games this season due to injury…

    …Osi is traded before next years draft

  14. manuich1 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:18 PM

    The Giants defense will benefit in getting him back even though they had to hear all the bitching and moaning from him, their defense should be alot better this year. JPP has a year under him, they signed Kiwi and Kenny Phillips had the leash taken off of him so he’ll be up close and personal like he was at Miami. Perry Fewell was smart not letting KP fly all over the place last season. It’ll be fun to watch the defense this season. Offense we’lllllllll that’s another story. Here’s to taking out another 6-7 QB’s this year. Hopefully they Vick early, got a feeling hes going to get hurt by week 3.

  15. RexCanCoach says: Aug 8, 2011 4:25 PM

    @ 6rings

    Foozie Grooler called you out. He is a REAL Steeler fan!

    And you are nothing but a loo-ser !!!

    Jets are better.

  16. pnut87 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:26 PM

    Why do players cut their jerseys like that? It looks terrible…

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:28 PM

    6ringnationsparksjealousy says: Aug 8, 2011 4:06 PM

    The standoff won’t end. Drama will be made. Games will be lost. This is your NY football Giants everyone. Until you get a new coach and consistent QB you won’t return to form. Take a page out of the Steelers book and get a young, energetic coach that brings some swagger. Stairway to 7
    ————-

    You don’t even have a consistent QB, what would you know about that? The refs cheated in both the Super Bowls you “won”, so hush up.

  18. andyreidisfat says: Aug 8, 2011 4:28 PM

    Ahahhahaahahahaahahahahahahahahah @ Giants. DeSean Jackson who has a REAL contract beef is in camp and working without talking. Osi who has no real Beef has hated his contract since he signed it is still whining. The sad part is without this guy the Giants D will be no good. I love how they are counting on mathias as if he’s EVER done anything. OR last years french rookie, who was looking good twords the end of the year, but now teams have tapeon him. Now tackles know his moves. and he is to weak to contest with stronger ends.

    Unless Tuck becomes more than overrated the giants D is going to suck. The corners are decent at best. The safeties are a joke. Rolle is all talk no walk . Phillips is ok but he can’t cover. The linebackers …… wait who are the linebackers lol. And the Giants lost the best Dlineman they had to the Redskins.

    Well atleast your offense can sav …… Oh wait. Nevermind. Looks like Coach Cow will have a new job in new york next season . Or better yet the Giants should hire The other Ryan next season to be the coach. Then New York can be the home of the Ryans. How interesting would that be.

  19. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 8, 2011 4:31 PM

    Incentives like…. “play football or retire like Carson Palmer”

  20. 6ringnationsparksjealousy says: Aug 8, 2011 4:32 PM

    @rexcancoach Who the hell is Foozie Grooler lol?? Why you mad?

  21. elgramo84 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:33 PM

    Big ups @thetechnocrat you hit the nail on the head about pittsburg

  22. niceh11 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:33 PM

    6 Rings — A consistent QB? Eli scored higher than Ben on total QB rating. He was 7, Ben was 10. Shush.

    Also, the Steelers won that 05 title in spite of your insanely ugly quarterback. The Giants won because of Eli. Do your homework, son.

  23. jaystop says: Aug 8, 2011 4:36 PM

    Professional sports contracts in general should be largely incentive based. It would keep situations like Albert Haynesworth’s from happening. Guaranteed money has a funny way of killing player motivation, whether they’d like to admit it or not.

  24. cleverbob says: Aug 8, 2011 4:36 PM

    13.5 sacks? He better hope Winston Justice gets healthy.

    (Yes, I’m a Birds fan. We can have fun at our own expense.)

  25. raijinnokumo says: Aug 8, 2011 4:40 PM

    @andyreidisfat

    Have you seen the Eagles depth chart on D? You got 4 good players and 3 play the same position. Rolle and Phillips are better than Allen/Jarrett any day of the week. And you’re laughing at our LB and DL? Have fun watching ‘not clay’ matthews, moises fukou, and jamar changey get ripped to shreds by tight ends and ran over by running backs.

    And calling Justin Tuck overrated is about just as dumb as expecting Vick to play more than 12 games this season.

  26. hiyo1 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:49 PM

    Are there incentives involved when his team goes 6-10?

  27. cgarsmoker says: Aug 8, 2011 4:53 PM

    Osi is crying just like Giants fans always do….It’s a match made in heaven. Great precedent trying to give that spoiled guy what he wants. Now you have opened the door for everybody else on the team to go home and kick their feet for a new contract. It’s a short sighted, stupid thing to do….but its the Giants so I’m not surprised.

  28. stellarperformance says: Aug 8, 2011 4:58 PM

    thetechnocrat says:
    Aug 8, 2011 4:16 PM
    I realize that most Pittsburgh people have no industry, good school system or future. That must be why they are so obnoxious about their SB wins. That’s all they will ever have.
    ———————————————–Considering the fact that is a football site, what else do they need?

    Isn’t pro football all about winning the SuperBowl?

    Maybe you should be looking for bestindustries.com, or goodschools.com, or thefutureisnow.com.

  29. simpleghost says: Aug 8, 2011 5:04 PM

    who cares about osi… who is the looker behind him in that pic???

  30. harlem2va says: Aug 8, 2011 5:07 PM

    I love my NY Giants and we don’t need to make any major moves to be a solid team, just cut down on the turnover, get a little more creative on offense and we’ll be ok. Steve Smith has been solid for us, but if he doesn’t resign we’ll move on, we have losted several Free agents in the past and survived so this is nothing new. I’m reading post about us being done and we haven’t play one preseason or regular season game yet, I believe we have talent and young guys who are hungry to make a name. So all of the trash talkers, at least wait until Dec/Jan before you tell me how bad we are or how good your team is because no one has every won the Superbowl in August.

  31. delshofner says: Aug 8, 2011 5:34 PM

    Shhhh … I think I just heard Osi’s knee actually healing.

  32. bhester1906 says: Aug 8, 2011 5:37 PM

    How about NYG trade him for a Cb?

  33. gcsuk says: Aug 8, 2011 5:43 PM

    @andyreidisfat
    Oh yeah. DeSean has been the good soldier all along. Haven’t heard a WORD about his contract, have we? Just toeing the company line, that DeSean.

    I’m not saying Jackson doesn’t have a gripe. He does. But to say:
    “DeSean Jackson who has a REAL contract beef is in camp and working without talking.”

    is ridiculous. We have been hearing about DeSean’s contract or months now. So please be fair.

  34. pone27 says: Aug 8, 2011 6:00 PM

    I don’t know what’s worse…. listening to Giants fans tell Osi to stop whining or Jets fans saying how Ellis is worthless now that he went to the Pats.

  35. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 8, 2011 6:24 PM

    What’s worse than both is eagles fans acting like super bowls are won in August or knowing what it takes to win one OR to pull for teams that have won them OR coming here to comment when this has nothing to do with them.

    Each of those are far worse.

  36. lbijake says: Aug 8, 2011 6:39 PM

    Osi is just afraid of Shady McCoy and the Eagles twice a year. Maybe the incentives include sitting out the Eagle games.

  37. sandman34rt says: Aug 8, 2011 7:18 PM

    I have 2 giants jerseys. Tuck and this clown. Thanks osi for helping me decide which one to wear on sundays

  38. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Aug 8, 2011 7:21 PM

    @6ringnationsparksjealousy
    dude- you are a tool. get a life. stick to talking smack with the ravens fans.

    seems like a great way to resolve this. if he really wants out then perform this season and he’ll probably get more $$ next year with some other team. until then, honor your end of the contract and kick some ass.
    one more reason why i love not only the giants team, but the ownership as well. PERFORM and you will get $$.
    Solomon like wisdom.

  39. 6ringofsteelismyballsack says: Aug 8, 2011 7:51 PM

    steelers 6-10

  40. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 8, 2011 10:23 PM

    “Why do players cut their jerseys like that? It looks terrible…”

    He’s wearing his sweat pants up around his armpits like somebody’s crazy uncle, and you think his jersey is bad looking?

  41. crowdedtrophycase says: Aug 8, 2011 10:28 PM

    Incentive – He doesn’t have to look at the chick standing behind him anymore

  42. canemh says: Aug 9, 2011 9:57 AM

    bottom line–he was told he would get paid like a top 5 if he was top 5– OSI love u as a gman fan but you arent top 5. u are a one dimensional pass rusher who has never played the run and u have had many surgeries to your knees and hips. hes been bitching since they won the super bowl==its noones fault but your own that u hire a crappy agent who got u a deal that u didnt like-

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