Osi Umenyiora might remain a Giant past 2012
Osi Umenyiora might be getting a contract extension. Umenyiora is going into the last year of his contract, and is set to make less than $4 million in 2012. This past summer, Umenyiora planned to holdout and sought a trade due to displeasure with his contract. The New York Giants made it clear they did not intend to extend his contract. On Saturday, the Giants changed their stance, saying that an extension could happen and that they needed to talk to Umenyiora and figure out what would be best for the team.
Umenyiora has also indicated he now wishes to stay with the Giants, telling SiriusXM’s NFL Radio that he would accept less money to stay in New York. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has had no talks with Umenyiora’s agent, Tony Agnone.
The Giants will have many decisions to make in the off-season, since they will be contending with many salaries to fit under the salary cap. Victor Cruz believes his performance warrants a raise.The Giants might look to their division rival Philadelphia Eagles in order to learn a lesson, as the Eagles have gone through similar situations with Terrell Owens and DeSean Jackson. Mario Manningham is going to be a free agent and with his performance in the Super Bowl, might be able to expect some enticing offers from other teams. Brandon Jacobs will still be under contract for 2012, but is due to receive a $500,000 bonus. Reese and the others in the Giant front office will have to take a good long look at who they want to pay for, going into the 2012 season.