After playing more than 100 snaps against the Jets, Jason Pierre-Paul was very happy to see Osi Umenyiora on the practice field yesterday, taking some plays away from him.
“Yeah, I need that rest,” Pierre-Paul said.
And the Giants need Umenyiora, who hadn’t played or practiced since suffering a high-ankle sprain against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 28. But given the enormity of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys plus this being perhaps his last chance to make an impression before another offseason push for a new contract, Umenyiora appears set to make his return.
In top form, apparently.
“He’s faster than ever,” linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka said when asked how Umenyiora looked.
Considering he has seven sacks in eight games this season, that’s promising for the Giants.