The Osi Umenyiora vs Jerry Reese battle is heating up and getting ready to blow. Osi is apparently upset by the latest contract offers from the Giants. Umenyiora upset with Reese saying recently ” Osi has been offered an extension two years in a row now”.Osi replied In an email sent to the Post “yes, they offered an extension this year,” Umenyiora wrote “guaranteeing half of what Kiwi was guaranteed. So him telling you guys they offered an extension is technically the truth. And I’m very greedy for turning down half of what Kiwi just got.” LoL. Osi also believes Reese is trying to make Him look like a “Greedy Pig.”
Kiwi was guaranteed $10.75 million, which would mean if Osi is correct, he was offered a guarantee of $5 million. Osi is in the last year of a 7 year $ 41.5 million contract. Umenyiora believes someone of his pass rushing ability is worth $10 million a year. And is due $3.975 million this hear. He is looking for a 4 year deal with $15 to$17 million guaranteed.
It has become clear to everyone that these two men will not agree on a contract, too many bridges have been burned between them. No matter who you feel is right or wrong in this, bottom line is that it can disrupt a football team. And Osi has said he will no longer talk publicly about this matter. So it is unclear if he will demand a trade. Considering how well this has gone the last 2 years, I think a trade would be good for both sides.