Has Osi Umenyiora Played His Last Game as a New York Giant?

Kyle McMorrowCorrespondent IDecember 28, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 30:  Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on September 30, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Following Sunday's embarrassing 41-9 loss at home to the Carolina Panthers, New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora finally let his frustration get the best of him.

When asked about how the game got out of hand Umenyiora replied, “It’s an unbelievable situation, man. Last game at Giants Stadium, probably as a Giant, just the way everything has unfolded has been unbelievable.”

The two-time Pro Bowler is signed through the 2012 season and was, and perhaps still is, considered to be the the heir to thrown that was vacated by Michael Strahan after the 2007 season. 

However, things have not gone his way since making the Pro Bowl in 2007, as he missed all of the 2008 season with a left knee injury, and was demoted from starting defensive end to a pass-rush specialist earlier this year. 

“What did I play, five snaps today? I don’t know, I don’t know what happened. I thought I was the problem," Umenyiora said.

Unless he feels the Giants will be trying to move him next season, or plans to hold out until the team decides it can't handle him anymore and finally trades him, Umenyiora will have to find some way to get along with defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and defensive line coach Mike Waufle.

The Giants have one more game remaining before the chapter can close on this roller coaster season, and unless Umenyiora isn't planning on suiting up for the game, he technically has not played his "last" game as a Giant.