Despite earlier reports that the New York Giants had lowered their asking price for DE Osi Umenyiora, the team has ended any search for a possible trading partner, according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. With no team offering a first-round pick, just ones in the second and third rounds, they told his agent to stop seeking a deal.
As has been discussed, the cost-certainty of a first-round pick these days makes it easier for teams to hold onto their draft picks. The new contract Umenyiora would have wanted would also have put any of the five interested teams into a tight cap situation.
Where does that leave the defensive end? He has two years left on his current contract and his short-lived holdout to start training camp didn't help things. Could the Giants cut him? You never know.
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