Originally written April 02, 2013 on PPR Fantasy Football:
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The minute Osi Umenyiora signed a restructured contract that raised his 2012 salary and added a voidable year to his contract, it was clear that his days as a member of the New York Giants were numbered. After a disappointing six sack campaign in 2012, the two sides showed minimal interest in reuniting for next season. Although Umenyiora reportedly turned down a three-year, $18 million from the Giants last offseason,  the best offer he received  on the open market was a two-year, $8.5 million commitment from the Atlanta Falcons. However, if Umenyiora does not produce in 2013, the Falcons can save $3.5 million in salary cap space by releasing him. In the NFL, the only number that matters when it comes to money is how much guaranteed compensation is written into any given contract. For example, Big Blue signed Terrell Thomas to a four-year, $28 million agreement last offseason. After Thomas spent all of 2012 on the injured reserve, the team was able to rip up the previous deal and con...
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