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Will Kiwanuka extension set Osi off?

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09:26 AM ET 04.28 | Osi Umenyiora has never believed the Giants intend to give him the lucrative contract extension he desires. So he certainly wasn't surprised to learn they took care of one of his defensive teammates instead. Very quietly, the Giants recently signed Mathias Kiwanuka to a three-year, $21.75 million contract extension that will keep the linebacker (and part-time defensive end) locked up through the 2015 season. The deal for the 29-year-old included an $8.5 million signing bonus and $10.95 million in guarantees. That's far below the $10 million per season Umenyiora is seeking, but it still figured to strike a nerve with him since he has been clamoring for a new contract for years. In an email to the Daily News on Friday, though, he expressed no bitterness at all. "Honestly I feel nothing but happy for Kiwi," Umenyiora wrote. "He deserves it for sure with all he has been through. ... The fact they took care of him first is OK with me. I'm not shocked by that at all."

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April 28, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Age and health issues aren't helping Osi with his desire for an extension.

April 28, 2012  09:33 AM ET

If they thought for one minute you would take the same deal Osi, then it would be done. $ vs Value minus cap space divided by future contracts.

April 28, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Well, maybe Osi is expendable. I think the Giants have something like 23 defensive ends on their roster.

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April 28, 2012  09:36 AM ET

This is the day every GM tells us how they could not believe that player fell to them and in a few months those players that "fell" to them last year get replaced by this group of hidden gems.

April 28, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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This is the day every GM tells us how they could not believe that player fell to them and in a few months those players that "fell" to them last year get replaced by this group of hidden gems.

And that is the draft...

April 28, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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And that is the draft...

Or... as it is written in Dallas... this is the day that perpetuates Jerry's ineptitude as a GM.

April 28, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Well, maybe Osi is expendable. I think the Giants have something like 23 defensive ends on their roster.

And they will take another one today to replace Tollefson. My guess, maybe Ryan Davis from Bethune-Cookman. A project type guy.

April 28, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Or... as it is written in Dallas... this is the day that perpetuates Jerry's ineptitude as a GM.

Ya gotta like the CB. Honestly, if you find 2 quality starters in any draft then you about right. Three is a great year.
Hate to say it, but the Eagles defense could really be something. The great equalizer though is Vick.

April 28, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Or... as it is written in Dallas... this is the day that perpetuates Jerry's ineptitude as a GM.

Gotta be happy about your first round, Otis. That guy will definitely help your d-secondary.

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April 28, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Or... as it is written in Dallas... this is the day that perpetuates Jerry's ineptitude as a GM.

And we love him for it.

April 28, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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STU............Looks like the Colts went all in for Offense..........

Indeed they did. But, I seem to remember the defense sucking pretty hard there. They need some serious help there too.

April 28, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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And we love him for it.

CANUCK!

April 28, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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This is the day every GM tells us how they could not believe that player fell to them and in a few months those players that "fell" to them last year get replaced by this group of hidden gems.

Too true.

April 28, 2012  10:08 AM ET
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... Honestly, if you find 2 quality starters in any draft then you about right...

Which is why the 3rd round pick drives me nuts... a "high-energy guy" with potential that will take time to develop.

Seriously?

April 28, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Gotta be happy about your first round, Otis. That guy will definitely help your d-secondary.

Love Claiborne!!! He and Brandon Carr will be a significant improvement over Jenkins & Newman.

April 28, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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And we love him for it.

Somebody has to pick up the slack now that Al is gone

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April 28, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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Manning could overcome this..........Luck ????? Who knows......Jury will take awhile to come in with a verdict....

I think it's interesting to see how many Stanford players have gone in the first few rounds. There is no doubt that Luck is good, but he had a solid supporting cast around him at Stanford. At Indy, that isn't the case. He's a rookie that will have to take the reigns all by himself. I'm not sure he can get it done. I think he'll end up being the next David Carr.

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