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Osi's stock falls, Ravens may strike

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08:01 AM ET 08.03 | New York has reportedly lowered its strike price for Osi Umenyiora. [The] Giants have dropped their demand from a first-round pick in a trade for [Umenyiora], and he could be obtained for a second, according to a league source. Five teams are interested in trading for Umenyiora, including the Ravens, but all have refused to offer a top pick. According to the source...another is the New England Patriots....Several of the Ravens top officials have urged general manager Ozzie Newsome to make the deal, but Newsome is concerned about previous injuries to Umenyiora, and he also has to free up some salary cap room. Newsome might do the deal, according to the source.

The Baltimore Sun

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August 3, 2011  08:05 AM ET

osi- wilfork-haynesworth front line would be ok...

August 3, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Giants lowering their price? they must really want to get rid of him, then the question becomes why? Maybe Ozzie is right about the injuries...

August 3, 2011  08:16 AM ET

If he's not injured or they think he really would sit the entire season, no reason to accept lower than a #1 for him.

August 3, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

osi- wilfork-haynesworth front line would be ok...

The fall menu at the International House of Pancakes includes "The Sanchez, a thin tortilla pancake flattened and rolled and served with fresh natural turf."

August 3, 2011  08:27 AM ET

They'll have to unload HumanUrine soon. The sod at the Meadowlands is turning yellow.

August 3, 2011  08:29 AM ET

If the Giants are set on trading him, the Patriots could be the team to make the best deal. If they can't get a first round pick in return, the Pats typically have enough picks to offer a second and maybe a third or a couple of fourths. Pats could get a good edge rusher and Giants could get value in return. But I still see the Giants needing Osi this year to compete with Philly.

August 3, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Giants lowering their price? they must really want to get rid of him, then the question becomes why? Maybe Ozzie is right about the injuries...

Good point! If he was completely healthy then they would be stupid to accept anything lower than a 1. Sounds like he is not healthy and the Giants want to get rid of him.

But if he is healthy then a 2cd round pick would definitely be a good deal for him. I just hope my Browns get in on the bidding at that point.

August 3, 2011  09:10 AM ET

The crypt keeper likes to overpay for players on the down slope of their careers. Maybe the G-mens front office is jut waiting for ole Al to wake up from his 10 month nap. He ships them a 1 and Osi gets to go to NFL purgatory.

August 3, 2011  09:11 AM ET

Isn't Osi a little young for that Raven D?

August 3, 2011  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Isn't Osi a little young for that Raven D?

HA!

August 3, 2011  09:17 AM ET

He still has that lingering injury. He played hurt and excelled so he's asking for more dough.

August 3, 2011  09:41 AM ET

With Ray Edwards gone, the Vikings could sure use him....Osi and Allen on the same line would be pretty sweet.

August 3, 2011  09:42 AM ET

Send him to the raiders

August 3, 2011  10:08 AM ET

Once upon a midnight dreary,
As I pondered, weak and weary,
Over this year's football season as I wondered what's in store,
All at once there came a furor
Over Usi Umenyiora,
And I asked where his career would now make its next detour,
Quouth the Raven, "Baltimore."

August 3, 2011  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Giants lowering their price? they must really want to get rid of him, then the question becomes why? Maybe Ozzie is right about the injuries...

Osi missed a whole year, then comes back in 2009 and plays NO defense against the run. Reese and Coughlin get on him about it. In 2010 he plays much better .
Osi is demanding money above $10 million a year, same as any top 5 DE. He had off season hip surgery and is not practicing, though the team says it is not because of injury he is not practicing
He is under contract and Reese is not going to give him away
The Giants did not draft J P Paul first round last year to sit him behind Osi for long, and kiwanuka is signed and is one very good DE to go with Tuck.
If it is a two pick it will take more and then some team is going to have to guarantee Osi some big money as he approaches the 30 year mark.

August 3, 2011  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Once upon a midnight dreary,As I pondered, weak and weary,Over this year's football season as I wondered what's in store,All at once there came a furorOver Usi Umenyiora,And I asked where his career would now make its next detour,Quouth the Raven, "Baltimore."

LOL>>>>You are quite the Poet today DD.

August 3, 2011  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

LOL>>>>You are quite the Poet today DD.

Yeah, gotta take a laxative and hopefully get this English Lit out of my system.

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August 3, 2011  11:27 AM ET

he's broken down...a team will be lucky to get 6 good games out of him

 
August 3, 2011  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

They'll have to unload HumanUrine soon. The sod at the Meadowlands is turning yellow.

he is one of the best players on an otherwise mediocre team.

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