GIANTS, OSI UMENYIORA AGREE ON RESTRUCTURED CONTRACT
"The wait and standoff is now over. The New York Giants and two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi
Umenyiora have agreed on a restructured contract that will keep the Chief in
blue for at least one more season.
“I appreciate Osi’s patience and effort through this process,” general
manager Jerry Reese said. “We talked it out, and it makes sense for everybody
involved. We are very pleased, excited and looking forward to seeing number 72
on the field at Monday’s OTA.”
Umenyiora is expected to return to the team on Monday for voluntary Organized
Team Activities (OTAs), and says he is "All In."
“This gives me peace of mind, definitely,” Umenyiora said. “We just resolved
a situation. It really was affecting me in a bad way. Because I didn’t like all
the negativity that was surrounding the whole situation. I couldn’t stand it,
because if you know me, you know I’m not that type of person. I’m just happy all
that is over with and I’ll be there. I’ll play out this contract, I’ll play this
year and I’ll play my heart out.”
Financial details of this new contract have not yet been revealed, but
whatever the agreement is, it seems to have pleased Umenyiora. In all
likelihood, the team simply added more guaranteed money to Osi's final year
without any sort of extension. It will be enough to get him on the field this
season, but may still be his final year with New York.