Osi Umenyiora’s meandering time away from the football field has officially ended.
The Giants defensive end was back on the field for practice Monday, as expected. The Giants coaching staff immediately installed Umenyiora as a starter. (Which is good, since a demotion would have really pissed him off.)
New York figures to rotate Jason Pierre-Paul with the starters, especially after his big start to the preseason.
We’d like to think this ends the Osi drama, but teammate Justin Tuck doubts it.
“You know, just because he’s back on the football field doesn’t mean this whole saga is over,” Tuck said via the New York Daily News. “You know, just because he’s back on the football field. I mean he’s not happy with his contract. Everyone knows that. . . . I don’t think he’s going to let that affect his play or affect how this football team prepares for the game. But it ain’t necessarily over.”
Sweet. We wouldn’t know what to do without this story.