The New York Giants have announced that they’ve restructured the contract of defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who is currently entering the final year of his current contract.
“I appreciate Osi’s patience and effort through this process,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese said. “We talked it out, and it makes sense for everybody involved. We are very pleased, excited and looking forward to seeing number 72 on the field at Monday’s OTA.”
We don’t have the details of the agreement, but I would guess that the Giants gave Osi a raise for 2012, then they’ll likely let him become a free agent after this season.
Umenyiora is very happy that the drama is over.
“I’m just happy, I’m happy all that’s over with,” Umenyiora said. “It’s time to get back to work. It was definitely frustrating (not being on the field this spring), but hearing some of the things they said, whether it was Kiwi or (Justin) Tuck or JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul) or Antrel (Rolle) – hearing the way they supported me, it made me want to come back even more and be around them. Those guys really stepped up for me. I really appreciate it and I’m happy to be here with them.”