Adam Schefter reported earlier that the Giants did indeed offer DE Osi Umenyiora some incentives to earn extra money (a rumored $2-3 million in 2011?) if he records 13.5 sacks this coming season. Umenyiora countered with a stipulation that he become a free agent after this season, and both sides are still not in agreement on the terms.
Schefter tweeted earlier:
Giants have offered disgruntled DE Osi Umenyiora additonal incentives that would kick in if he registered 13.5 sacks this season.
Umenyiora has asked the Giants to wipe out the last year on his contract that now has two years remaining. Standoff continues.
This number is a bit lower than the 15 sacks we heard about earlier in the day, but 13.5 is still a high number. With the propensity of the safety blitz and zone blitz packages that Fewell likes to run, and if Kiwanuka and JPP are installed as the primary pass rushers coming up the middle in 3rd down situations… there’s no way Osi hits that number. No way. That’s not to say the Giants won’t completely dominate on defense in 2011, just sayin – Osi won’t be the primary reason.