Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora was absent from Wednesday’s league-mandated media session on Wednesday for undisclosed reasons.
NFL Network’s Albert Breer says it’s not contract related.
“The league is also looking into Osi Umenyiora’s absence today. Could be nothing. Could be something,” Breer writes.
So that narrows it down. We’re guessing there isn’t much to the story, but we’ll let you know.
While Umenyiora missed his media session, his counterpart Matt Light was back on Wednesday. He was asked about his penchant for mixing it up with Osi.
“Can you have an individual rivalry? I thought rivalries were between teams in general. But, I’m ready to go out there and play whatever game I have to play. We’ll have fun doing it. I’m not sure that comes at a personal level.”
Light seemed crushed to have missed out on Media Day because of his sickness.
“I tell you what, I feel horrible about that. I do. And I love spending time with you guys. Not having the opportunity to be around so many of you in such a wonderful setting was very disheartening, but I’m pulling through.”
UPDATE 12:50 p.m. ET: A Giants spokesman confirmed to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger that Umenyiora was at the team’s 12:15 p.m. meeting. So it doesn’t seem like a huge concern.