Giants legend Osi Umenyiora gives new NY signing his blessing to wear No. 72

This new Giants offensive lineman is swiftly winning over fans' hearts

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After signing with the New York Giants in free agency, offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor has struggled to contain his excitement about the opportunity to suit up for Big Blue. While it's not perfectly clear what position Eluemunor will play on the O-Line, it's clear that his energy and passion for the game will fit right in with the Giants culture.

After signing his two-year, $14 million contract with the Giants, Eluemunor spoke in his opening press conference about his decision to wear No. 72 for the G-Men. While it seems like the obvious choice, being that he wore No. 72 during his time with the Las Vegas Raiders, Eluemunor had to make a call to confirm his selection.

Jermaine Eluemunor is ready to make Osi Umenyiora proud

It's not every day a new player makes waves like Eluemunor has with the Giants. Whether showing love for the legendary Osi Umenyiora or sharing his excitement for his new home on social media, Eluemunor has said all the right things since making his way to East Rutherford.

At his press conference, Eluemunor kept talking about his passion for football. He's not just playing hard for the fans; he's also playing for the number on his back. And that's something Giants fans love to see - a player bringing positive vibes to a squad that's still figuring things out.

If Eluemunor can even come close to what Umenyiora did on the field for the Giants, it'll be a huge win. Umenyiora has two Super Bowl rings for his time in New York. If nothing else, Eluemunor will certainly match the enthusiasm and joy that Umenyiora played every snap with.

Let's hope Eluemunor can keep morale high as the Giants build for the future in NY. With his big frame and ability to play different positions on the line, Eluemunor is shaping up to be the steal of free agency for the Giants and Joe Schoen. Don't be surprised when the veteran ends up winning a starting role for head man Brian Daboll.