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08:03 AM ET 08.22 | The Osi Umenyiora-Giants saga isn't likely to end with his return from surgery. For anyone who thinks he has moved on, consider the fact that the team said Umenyiora thought he needed surgery on his injured knee -- and not the other way around. The rift remains deep between the two sides, but the biggest issue right now might be something else: the condition of his knee, which might be worse than originally thought. When the surgery was first announced, it was speculated that Umenyiora might be out 2-3 weeks, but other team sources have indicated it could be as long as 4-6 weeks. That would put his availability for the opener at Washington in serious question.

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August 22, 2011  08:05 AM ET

And this is NEWS!

August 22, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Bad Knee??? They shoot horses don't they?

August 22, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And this is NEWS!

I know, right? smh

August 22, 2011  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Bad Knee??? They shoot horses don't they?

Only the worthless ones...

August 22, 2011  08:13 AM ET

As The World Turns...

August 22, 2011  08:18 AM ET

He obviously hasn't learned- I'm a Cowboys fan and even I have to admit the Giants seem to church out defensive lineman like the Shanahan broncos churned out 1,000 yard rushers! Your old, your injured....your not getting jack!

August 22, 2011  08:24 AM ET

He's done. I understand he wants more money, but dude your a Defensive End you ain't getting Running Back money.

August 22, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Same as Johnson from the Titans. Cut him or bench him for the year without pay.

August 22, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Too much drama in Gints camp....Drama drama drama drama.

August 22, 2011  08:56 AM ET

I wonder if he will turn in to Albert Hanyesworthless?

August 22, 2011  08:57 AM ET

It's no big deal. Giants don't need him for the opener; in fact, they probably don't need him for the first four games. Where they need him is in the heart of their conference play - Dallas and Philadelphia, and the playoffs if they make it. No other team is going to want him without evidence that he is healthy, so it is in Osi's best interest to rehab and play well for as much of the season as he can. Then maybe next year he'll get his deal.

August 22, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It's no big deal. Giants don't need him for the opener; in fact, they probably don't need him for the first four games. Where they need him is in the heart of their conference play - Dallas and Philadelphia, and the playoffs if they make it. No other team is going to want him without evidence that he is healthy, so it is in Osi's best interest to rehab and play well for as much of the season as he can. Then maybe next year he'll get his deal.

Good analysis. Hopefully someone will show him this, uh, make that "someone will read this to him," and he'll wake up and see the light.

August 22, 2011  09:04 AM ET

You can't get any leverage on a bad knee. Not even negotiating leverage.

August 22, 2011  09:35 AM ET

I would reply to this thread,

but I think I'll go take a dump instead.

August 22, 2011  10:02 AM ET

Maybe we'll get lucky and the Shegals can steal him and add him to their Frankenstein team.

August 22, 2011  10:03 AM ET

It would be one thing if Osi had actually outplayed his contract like both Chris Johnson and Desean Jackson have. It looks like he's being overcompensated based on what the Giants have received in return.

August 22, 2011  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I wonder if he will turn in to Albert Hanyesworthless?

Judging from these comments, it reads like he's well on his way...

August 22, 2011  11:11 AM ET

Love friction in NY......you know he's still po'ed about no new contarct so no matter what he
will say knee hurts and won't return this or next year, and then they have to sign him or
cut him, and his kneww will be better and sign elsewhere....SLUG 100%.........Love it for NY
though!!!

August 22, 2011  11:33 AM ET

Osi needs new wheels, Giants were smart not to give him a big contract and get nothing in return. He's just a big cry baby. He'll be out of Football by next year, as has been. At lest Michael was man and did what was good for the team. He's another Tiki and we don't need any Tiki's

 
August 22, 2011  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#22):

Love friction in NY......you know he's still po'ed about no new contarct so no matter what hewill say knee hurts and won't return this or next year, and then they have to sign him orcut him, and his kneww will be better and sign elsewhere....SLUG 100%.........Love it for NYthough!!!

What? He is signed through next year. After this year they can trade him. he will bring value in return. Best guess, a second round pick.
A good chance he was the back up to Jason Pierre Paul this year. He sure is now.

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