New York Giants Hold Fourth OTA Workout: The Giants held their fourth Organized Team Activity (OTA) workout yesterday at the Timex Performance Center. There was no press access at yesterday’s workout. A video of the Giants’ tight ends practicing at the OTAs is available at Giants.com.
More Coaches’ Media Q&As: Additional transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:
- Wide Receiver Coach Kevin M. Gilbride (Video)
- Tight Ends Coach Mike Pope (Video)
- Linebackers Coach Jim Herrmann (Video)
Media Conference Call with WR Hakeem Nicks: The transcript of yesterday’s media conference call with WR Hakeem Nicks is available at Giants.com.
Umenyiora Fires His Agent: DE Osi Umenyiora, who has been unhappy with his current contract for several years, has fired his agent. For details, see Giants’ Osi Umenyiora Fires Agent Tony Agnone in Midst of Contract Squabble by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger.
Quotes: S Antrel Rolle on DE Osi Umenyiora: “My concern with Osi is one thing and one thing only. I’m hoping that he comes back. We need him. We have a very, very good defensive line without Osi, without a doubt. But with Osi in that lineup we have an outstanding defensive line. That’s the difference. He’s a playmaker all the way around. He gives Eli Manning more opportunities to do what he does best, which is go out there and run an effective offense. Osi is a very, very critical and key part of our team and I’m just hoping that things work out. I truly do believe he deserves what he’s asking for but, you know, that’s not my decision to make and I don’t get involved in any of that talk. They have a great relationship. They have a great relationship no matter what is said, no matter what is being portrayed. Jerry Reese and Osi have a great relationship but, you know, business is business and sometimes business can get a little sticky. I think we all understand that.”