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Osi Umenyiora still flying for Big Blue
Osi Umenyiora's contract has been the elephant in the room for Giants brass and fans for the last year or so.
While he was able to restructure the final year of his contract for this season, he will undoubtedly want one more big contract following it.
When the G-men drafted Umenyiora back in 2003, it was highly controversial due to the fact that nobody had heard of him, but he has proven to be one of the quickest and best pass-rushers that his league has seen over the last 10 years.
You never want to count Osi out, but his production has been noticeably down, as he has only registered three sacks at the halfway point of this season.
For someone who has developed the reputation of a guy who is usually in or around every play, he has yet to force any fumbles this season—something he had a great knack for in his previous nine years.
Guys like Chris Canty and Linval Joseph have emerged as major defensive threats for the Giants, and Adrian Tracy and Marvin Austin are being groomed for the future.
Most notably, you can anticipate that the Giants will soon try to restructure Jason Pierre-Paul's five-year, roughly $20 million contract, so Umenyiora's demand for money will just fall on deaf ears.
Trading Osi by the deadline and getting something in return would be better than letting him play out the season and allowing him to walk without getting anything of value in return.