While they continue to pursue former first-round picks who have largely disappointed during their stints so far in the league, the Denver Broncos may be in on the New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. The Broncos are reportedly one of five teams interested in acquiring the 29-year-old defensive end. However, two of those teams, the Ravens and the Seahawks, apparently aren't that interested in him.
The New York Giants want a first-round pick for him, which could be too expensive for the Broncos to trade away. Umenyiora does have an injury history and while he would certainly help the pass-rush, would he alone help turn around the defense? He would also want a new contract, which the Broncos would have a hard time fitting in under the salary cap. And trading a first-round pick that conceivably could be in the top half of the round wouldn't be great.
Unless the Giants back off their first-round selection demand, it would be best for the Broncos to move on. But lower the offer and the Broncos could add more to the pass rush with Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller already looking to help out where the team struggled last season. Umenyiora had 11-1/2 sacks in 2010 and 10 forced fumbles. He has 60 career sacks.
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