This report comes just two days after ESPN reported that Giants general manager Jerry Reese gave permission to Agnone to seek a trade for his Umenyiora.
It is believed that the Giants wanted a No. 1 pick for Umenyiora, and according to Garafolo's report, no team was willing to part with their first-round pick.
This ongoing saga between Umenyiora and the Giants—or Reese— started when Umenyiora called out Reese on July 16, 2011, saying that the Giants general manager is a liar for not making good on his promise to either renegotiate Umenyiora's contract by 2011—so that it would be equal to that of the top five defensive ends in the league—or trade him to a team that would do so.
Umenyiora has two years left on his current deal with the Giants and is scheduled to make $3.5 million this season.
The 29-year-old is coming off a season in which he recorded 11.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 48 tackles.