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It's comforting to know that Osi Umenyiora will be getting after opposing QBs this season alongside Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck, now that he has finally received his raise.
In the end, Umenyiora said he realized he'd be wise to stay in New York, making him a winner (via ESPN):
It really wasn't worth for me to go somewhere else. This is my 10th year here and I have had a great time here and I want it to continue and I feel like something special is being built over here and I just much rather be here than continue to fight and face all the negativity and criticism over really what amounted to be nothing.
Not only is it exciting to hear that Osi will be back in blue next season, but it almost sounds as if he's matured through this situation. This much was evident when he spoke about the Giants' brass:
If I was them I'd do the same thing. I mean obviously you have Tuck, who's the face of the franchise and you have JPP who's a young phenom. I'm still a very good football player but you can't pay us all that kind of money. You're gonna hamstring your franchise so I would make the exact same decisions if I was them, no question.
Regardless, No. 72 remaining in New York is not only a win for him, but a win for the Giants organization as a whole.