Osi Umenyiora, Giants DE is approaching off a stellar 2010 season when he had 11.5 sacks and a league-high 10 forced gropes.
On the other hand, the entire is not fine in the Umenyiora camp, and he appears hellbent on obtaining out of New York.
In an antitrust case against the NFL, in a sworn affidavit as portion of the players’, Umenyiora is one of the plaintiffs; he talked concerning what he considered were broken promises by Giants GM Jerry Reese to provide him a new agreement.
Umenyiora stated under oath concerning a 2008 meeting with Reese:
“Mr. Reese told me that two years from the start of the 2008 league year, if I was currently playing at a high level, we’d either renegotiate my current contract so that it would be equal to that of the top five defensive ends playing or I would be traded to a team that would do that.
“Before leaving the meeting, I asked Mr. Reese twice if he was absolutely sure that would be the case. He then told me that he was an honest and church-going man and that he would not lie, which I believed to be the case. Under the penalty of perjury these statements are true and accurate.”
The decertified players union considers Umenyiora, who has two years left on an agreement that will pay him over $3 million in base salary in 2011, experienced beyond repair injury by not obtaining a latest agreement or at least an increase.
Nevertheless he missed the whole 2008 season after experiencing a preseason knee injury and was benched for portions of 2009 while rubbing under the defensive coaching staff.