Umenyiora Not to Block Antitrust Deal; Will he Hold Out?

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is one of the plaintiffs in the Tom Brady antitrust suit against the NFL. Although he has the power to block the settlement of the deal he isn’t.

“He assumes they’ll throw some cash at him or something,” a source told Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “But do you really think he’s not going to sign off on a deal? No.”

He wants GM Jerry Reese to fulfill the “promise” to rip up the remainder of the six-year, $41 million contract extension he signed in December of 2005 and pay him like one of the top five defensive ends in the league or trade him to a team that will. The source said Umenyiora is more likely to consider a training-camp holdout.

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3 Responses to “Umenyiora Not to Block Antitrust Deal; Will he Hold Out?”

  1. krisco says:

    This is gonna be a mess.

    If the guy really believes he deserves top 5 money (which I don’t) he’s gonna get traded.
    So we’re gonna have a hold out on our hands, nobody wants that.

    Then the last option is to cut the man but c’mon, losing this guy without some kind of compensation is a bad move.

    So what’s to do ?

    • Jason C. says:

      Offer him fair market value, explain to him that he’s not going to get much else venturing outwards, especially with this scene he’s causing after ONLY making 7 million a year (one of which he didn’t play a single down).

      • krisco says:

        Why offer him anything ? The man has a contract, which he’s been bitching about since the day he signed it by the way, and he hasn’t showed anything that would grant him more money.

        Yes, he did have a great 2010 season by when you look at his carreer, it’s more the exception than the rule.
        And my guess is that Osi knows this. He knows he’ll never have another season like that so he wants more money now. No way.

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