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Last offseason, GM Jerry Reese and Giants' DE Osi Umenyiora were engaged in a bitter battle regarding his contract. Umenyiora wanted the Giants to tear up his old contract and give him a new one. However, Reese refused to allow Umenyiora to have any leverage and suggested to his agent to seek a trade. Well, after failing on finding a new team to play for, the disgruntled DE returned to camp and played well before requiring knee surgery. As the season unfolded, Umenyiora played very steady throughout the year, while having a few setbacks which caused him to miss 6 games during the regular season. Despite playing in only 10 games, Umenyiora finished with 9 sacks in the regular season, including 3.5 sacks in the playoffs. It has been reported that Umenyiora would like a finish out his career with the New York Giants and a possibility of a new contract is forthcoming. However; Umenyiora doesn’t want to be a backup behind either Jason Pierre-Paul or Justin Tuck. Other reports hav...
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