Umenyiora Wants to Return to Giants but Also Likes Jets and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistFebruary 1, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30:  Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants waves to the crowd after a 42-7 win against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Many consider it to be a foregone conclusion that Osi Umenyiora will leave New York once he becomes a free agent in March. But there appears to be a very good chance the 31-year-old stays in New York—either with the Giants or Jets.

Umenyiora said Thursday his first priority is indeed to remain with the Giants, but he also told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post that he'd be down with playing for Gang Green. 

It's hard to believe Umenyiora's been a Giant for a decade now. I feels like he's been pushing for a new contract the majority of those years, but he might end up sticking around after all—might.

The Giants still don't have a lot of cap space and Umenyiora will likely fetch some hefty cash as an experienced pass rusher on the open market. 

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division.


Dallas Cowboys

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: Troy Aikman says it's time to start looking for Tony Romo's successor.

From Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: DeMarcus Ware might need elbow surgery.


New York Giants

Steve Serby of the New York Post thinks both Bill Parcells and Michael Strahan deserve to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday.

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News also thinks this is the time for Parcells.


Philadelphia Eagles

From's Tim McManus: The Eagles have increased ticket prices after a four-win season. 

CSN Philly's John Gonzalez thinks the Eagles should give Michael Vick one last shot.


Washington Redskins

From Rich Campbell of the Washington Times: The 'Skins are also increasing ticket prices.

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: Robert Griffin III will narrate an ESPN feature on Doug Williams.