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New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is not only unhappy about his contract, but he’s not too fond of coming off the bench behind Jason Pierre-Paul either, according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Post.
“I don’t like being a backup, I can tell you that,” Osi said. “It worked for us last year, but I was coming of an injury or whatever. But I see myself as a starter in the NFL. I see myself as a Pro Bowl type player. That’s the way I see myself.
Umenyiora minds us that he “didn’t complain” last season, and “I’m not complaining now.” But he’s certainly not a benchwarmer.
“I don’t like being on the bench. I’m not OK with that.”
To cap things off, it looks Umenyiora won’t be showing up for Giants offseason workouts either.
Nothing like another fun filled Osi Umenyiora offseason.
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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...
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