Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/14/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14: Marion Barber of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball past Osi Umenyiora of the New York Giants on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 33-20. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora was a guest on Total Access on the NFL Network.  He said that he doesn’t have to sign with a winning team in free agency.  His goal heading into next season is to win the defensive player of the year award. “It wouldn’t have to be a playoff team,” Umenyiora said, per NJ.com.” “It could be anybody pretty much anybody who would need me to help them win, and anybody who I think is going to put me in a situation to win Defensive Player of the Year, which is what I’m going to do this year.” Umenyiora was asked if there’s a chance he’ll return to the Giants.  He replied by saying “of course,” but also explained that some things will need to fall into place for that to happen. “I’d love to return there; that’s home. I spent a third of my life there in New York,” Umenyiora, 31, said. “But there’s a lot of things that are going to go on there, a lot of people they have to take care of. Obviously they have Jason there, they have Justin Tuck, two outstanding defensive ends. They have other young players they have to take care of, so it’s going to be a a tough situation. But obviously I would love to return, but this is my first chance at free agency, so I have to definitely go see what’s out there.”   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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