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Osi Umenyiora

Osi Umenyiora - #90 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 11/16/1981
Birthplace London, AL
College Troy
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 2nd round, 24th pick by Giants

Giants using Pierre-Paul in variety of ways

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 1:50 a.m. ET
The book on Jason Pierre-Paul coming out of college was that he might have a steep learning curve, but he has shattered that notion.

What's wrong with Giants' Tuck?

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Injuries clearly have affected his play, but Giants DE Justin Tuck doesn't appear to be himself lately.

Umenyiora says he has acted in Giants' best interests

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
The Giants are hoping that DE Osi Umenyiora can put his differences behind him and return to the field close to his 2010 level.

Umenyiora surgery decision clearly was his own

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
One of the interesting elements of the Osi Umenyiora-Giants kerfuffle is that it's not over.

Giants DE Umenyiora out 3-4 weeks

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Giants DE Osi Umenyiora will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning, the team announced.

Even without new deal, Umenyiora to rejoin Giants

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
DE Osi Umenyiora is returning to the Giants, despite the fact he has not been able to negotiate a new contract.

Report: Giants tell Umenyiora he can't seek trade

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Osi Umenyiora's opportunity to find a new team has apparently ended, as Giants management has reportedly told him he can't work out a trade with another club.

Reports: Umenyiora to show up at Giants camp

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Giants DE Osi Umenyiora will report to camp instead of holding out for a new contract or a trade, but his demands have not changed.

Giants meet with Burress; Umenyiora a no-show

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The Giants met with former WR Plaxico Burress on Friday while DE Osi Umenyiora did not show up to training camp.

Giants can't be stunned by Umenyiora unhappiness

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The on-again, off-again relationship between the Giants and DE Osi Umenyiora hit another snag with the news that Umenyiora said GM Jerry Reese lied to him about his contract.

Affidavit: Giants broke promise to Umenyiora

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Osi Umenyiora stated in a sworn affidavit that the Giants broke promises, likely explaining why he wants out of New York before the 2011 season.

Recap of Friday's NFL fines

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
Here is a recap of the fines handed out by the NFL on Friday for actions taken in Week 14 games.

Vikings-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Here is another key matchup in Sunday's Vikings-Giants matchup.

Giants' defensive improvement starts up front

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
It's becoming clear that the Giants' defensive improvement starts with the defensive line, a group that went from bedrock in 2007 and '08 to blemish last season.

Giants DE Kiwanuka out vs. Bears

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka, who is tied for second in the NFL with four sacks, will miss Sunday's game vs. the Bears due to a bulging cervical disc in his neck.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 27, 2013
The Atlanta Falcons have found a replacement for John Abraham by reaching an agreement with free-agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora on a two-year contract. Terms of the deal weren't released. Umenyiora's agent, Tom Condon, couldn't be immediately reached for comment. The Falcons released the 34-year-old Abraham, who led the team with 10 sacks in 2012, on March 1.||||||| With the 31-year-old Umenyiora, the Falcons have a slightly younger replacement at defensive end. Umenyiora had only six sacks for the Giants in 2012. He had a career-high 14 1/2 sacks in 2005, but has reached double figures in only one of the last four years - 11 1/2 in 2010. Umenyiora, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, was a second-round pick by New York in 2003.
Posted April 28, 2012
The New York Giants have offered two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora contract extensions each of the past two seasons. Speaking shortly after the NFL Draft ended on Saturday, Giants officials said the Super Bowl champions kept their options open entering the draft, including the option to sign Umenyiora.||||||| The 29-year-old defensive end has been unhappy with management. He claimed Reese reneged on a promise to rework his contract after the 2010 season. Umenyiora has one year left on his current deal.
Posted Feb. 25, 2012
Giants general manager Jerry Reese says he's unsure whether Osi Umenyiora would take less money to finish his career in New York. Instead, Reese believes the recent comments to Umenyiora may have been "taken out of context."||||||| Reese says he understands the motivation behind Umenyiora's sentiment: He wants to retire having played for only one team. But the two have not spoken since the Super Bowl parade and Reese says he wouldn't call the decision about a long-term deal a "pressing matter." He expects to meet with Umenyiora's agent soon. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end was a training camp holdout last summer. Umenyiora finished with nine sacks in nine games in 2011.
Posted Feb. 02, 2012
Umenyiora insists his absence from a mandatory media session four days before the Super Bowl was an honest mistake and not an attempt to blow off the function to spend time with his family. A day after the NFL fined him $20,000 for missing the session, Umenyiora attended Thursday's media availability and once again apologized for his absence Wednesday. He said he spent the hour with his family.||||||| Umenyiora had no problem with the amount of the fine, saying it made sense. When pressed, the two-time Pro Bowler said the absence wasn't a big deal, noting it was not like he missed practice or skipped a team meeting for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
Posted Dec. 15, 2011
Umenyiora has practiced on a limited basis Wednesday after being sidelined for the entire month with a high ankle sprain and continuing problems with his knee.||||||| Umenyiora hurt the ankle - the team has not said which one - in a loss in New Orleans on Nov. 28. He has missed the last four games, but he looked nimble running with the defensive linemen early in practice.

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