We reported last week that Osi had indeed agreed to a re-structuring of his current deal, what the details were we did not know at the time, we do now.
In what could have been a bad sign, Osi fired his agent late last week. This actually proved to be the key step in getting Osi to agree to his new deal. Allowing Jerry Reese and Osi to sit down, man to man, across the table from one another, and say what they had to say. The result was a nice raise for Osi from approximately 4.1 to 7 million dollars this year. This is basically a bonus for the years of service and the productivity Osi has shown during his current contract. Osi gets to be a complete free agent after this season IF the Giants don’t sign him to a longer term deal before the end of the season. This should make Osi very happy, Very Productive, and the Giants a better team in 2012. Jerry Reese stuck to his guns and has made Osi play out his original contract, thus not setting any bad precedents, and Osi gets a raise and a chance to test the market next year…Win Win
Osi now say he will re-hire his agent before he signs any new contract, just a difference of opinion on the deal the Giants were offering.