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Osi “probably” will practice after being cleared

Osi Umenyiora AP

The good news for the Giants?  Disgruntled defensive end Osi Umenyiora received clearance to return to practice from a doctor in Georgia, despite a balky knee.

The bad news?  The situation remains vague and ominous, with Umenyiora leaving plenty of wiggle room in his less-than-unequivocal willingness to practice and play.

Probably,” is all agent Tony Agnone would tell Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News regarding the question of whether Umenyiora will practice Monday.  “We’ll see how things go from here.”

And even though Osi has a green light to practice, the possibility of a problem remains.

“The doctor said ‘You don’t need the surgery right away,’ which is nice,” Agnone said. “So we’ll consult with Dr. [Russell] Warren [the Giants’ team physician] and [trainer] Ronnie Barnes and we’ll figure out the schedule. Hopefully he’ll be back on the field sooner or later.”

Meanwhile, Umenyiora tells the Associated Press that no progress has been made regarding his desire to get more money.  “No real progress as far as the contract goes,” Umenyiora said in an e-mail message.

And so it’s impossible to separate Osi’s knee and his wallet.  If he were happy with his contract, he’d probably be playing.  And if the Giants were to make him happy, his knee probably would be healed.

Frankly, we’d have more respect for Umenyiora’s position if he’d just leave camp and hold out.

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14 Responses to “Osi “probably” will practice after being cleared”
  1. seabreezes51 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:40 PM

    Nice of him.
    The Eagles will give the Gints a “conditional” 4th rounder for him.
    Think about it Tom.

  2. pnut87 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:40 PM

    How hard are you searching for these Osi pics?

  3. sniperkn9 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:42 PM

    Trade for Lee Evans + pick?

  4. jetswin5straightsuperbowls says: Aug 11, 2011 9:44 PM

    Time to create another screen name? This website blows my mind. Ever hear of the 1st amendment

  5. buddybowl69 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:52 PM

    Eagles will trade Steve Smith to the Giants for Ozi plus two 1st round draft picks.

  6. steelerhypocrite says: Aug 11, 2011 9:53 PM

    Hey, I’d be disgruntled too if I had to live in that crap hole of a city known as ‘Gotham’. New York has the biggest collection of a-holes on earth…well, second to the middle east.

  7. pacash80 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:56 PM

    Third best defensive end on the team.

  8. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Aug 11, 2011 10:05 PM

    Sidney Rice part II!

  9. moth25 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:09 PM

    I’m sure Osi is concerned about earning Mike’s respect. I think he’s making the smart move, since holding out causes fines and costs game checks.

  10. jbl429 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:15 PM

    The giants should just let him rest the preseason anyway. He’s not getting a new contract in new york.

  11. polishkingski says: Aug 11, 2011 10:16 PM

    @steelerhypocrite….nyc is the wildest city in the usa. ever been there? they call it the capital of the world for a reason hayseed.

  12. imjinbrdgr says: Aug 11, 2011 10:33 PM

    Enough with this guy already. Is the PFT or OFT.

  13. billyhoyle4real says: Aug 11, 2011 11:46 PM

    See you at SJF in Rochester next week.
    Lee Evans and a 3rd to New York.

  14. superbowl42champs says: Aug 12, 2011 1:23 AM

    Pittsburg and Philly both suck compared to new York and especially in sports why don’t we comepare the amount of championships all the sports teams from Philly and Pittsburg have combined against just the Yankees… Hmmm wow the Yankees have more titles than every Philly and pittsburg team combined WOW THATS SAD now let’s add in the rest of the ny sports team and it’s a rap so Philly and Pitt wish they could be new York

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