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RoanokeFan
04-28-2012, 09:05 PM
NFL DRAFT ENDS; OSI UMENYIORA REMAINS WITH GIANTS; UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/nfl_draft_ends_and_osi_umenyio.html)

"The NFL Draft (http://www.nj.com/sports/nfldraft/) came and went.
And Osi Umenyiora remains a Giant (http://www.nj.com/giants/).<div class="entry-content">


“All options are open with respect to that,” general manager Jerry Reese said
when asked if any deals had been discussed. “Our first choice with respect to
Osi is he plays for the Giants and retires a Giant.”</p>


Reading between the lines of Reese’s non-denial/non-confirmation, it sounds
like the Giants at least listened to, or explored, offers for Umenyiora. Perhaps
there were some contingencies involved, such as whether the Giants or another
team would draft a pass rusher.</p>


But nothing materialized and the standoff will continue. Reese said Umenyiora
was offered a new contract both last year and this offseason. Umenyiora has
turned down all offers.</p>


“We’d still like to make it work,” Reese said. “But all of our options are
always open.”

* * *</p>


The Giants have begun the process of signing undrafted free agents. DE Matt
Broha (Lousiana Tech), FB Joe Martinek (Rutgers), WR David Douglas (Arizona), WR
Julian Talley (UMass and Winslow HS), DE Adewale Ojomo (Miami), and S Janzen
Jackson (McNeese State) will sign with the team. Both <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/nfl_draft_giants_host_more_non.html">came
in for pre-draft visits</a>.</p></div>