(NEW YORK) — New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora is entering the final year of his contract worth just under $4 million. Umenyiora has been looking for a new deal all off-season with New York.
The Pro-Bowler would like to remain with the Giants, but does not want to play under his current deal and would like a new contract from Giants general manager Jerry Reese to replace the seven-year, $41 million contract he signed in 2005.
“Last year I was offered incentives,” Umenyiora wrote in an email to the New York Daily News. “This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF. I’m not making that up. Then Jerry (Reese) tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down,” he continued. “And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious.”
Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka recently signed a three-year contract extension through 2015 worth $21.75 million with $10.95 million in guaranteed money according to reports. But Reese is hoping things will settle down soon.
“Our first choice with respect to Osi is that he will play for the Giants and retire a Giant,” Reese said. “That is what we would like to happen. Osi has been offered an extension two years in a row now so we would still like to make it work. Hopefully it will work out.”
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Jill Martin, CNN
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