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Former DE Osi Umenyiora Looking to Retire with the Giants

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Former Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is in talks with the team about a ceremonial one-day contract that would allow him to officially retire as a Giant, Adam Caplan and Dan Graziano of ESPN report.

Umenyiora, 33, spent 10 seasons with the Giants from 2003-12 and won two Super Bowl rings with the team. His 75 sacks as a Giant rank him fourth on the franchise’s all-time list behind Michael Strahan, Lawrence Taylor and Leonard Marshall.

Umenyiora was the Giants’ second-round draft pick in 2003 and had some truly brilliant moments with the team. He had a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2005 and recorded 13 in 2007, the year the Giants would go on to upset the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Umenyiora also had nine sacks in an injury-shortened 2011 season in which he played just nine regular-season games, but he came back in time to post 3.5 sacks during a playoff run that culminated in the Super Bowl XLVI victory over the Patriots.


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