BREAKING NEWS: New York Giants' DE Osi Umenyiora Is Staying Put for Now

Mike IorfinoContributor IIIAugust 3, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 12:  Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants forces a fumble against Matt Moore #3 of the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter on September 12, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Panthers 31-18. Moore was injured on the play and left the game. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Well, it looks as if Osi Umenyiora may be staying in New York for the 2011 NFL season. 

Jerry Reese, the New York Giants general manager, is no longer allowing Tony Agnone, Osi Umenyiora's agent, to seek a trade for his disgruntled client, according to Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

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.