Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is sending conflicting signals regarding his intentions for 2012. In 2011, it seemed that he wouldn’t play for the Giants again, due to chronic concerns regarding his contract.
Now, he seems to be concerned that the Giants may not want him.
Earlier this month, Umenyiora said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Giants trade him. Friday, Umenyiora dropped a stunner on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.
“You know what’s so funny?” Umenyiora said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “If it came down to me taking less to stay here, I would.”
Umenyiora hasn’t been happy with his current contract since the ink dried over the fifth vowel of his last name. And now that he’s entering the final year at a mere $3.975 million, he’d take less to stay with the Giants?
That’s what winning does, folks. And it looks like the Giants will be in position to keep winning in 2012 and beyond.