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Osi Umenyiora, New York Giants (October 21, 2012)

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Osi Umenyiora Plans to Retire a New York Giant: According to multiple press reports, former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who played with the team from 2003 to 2012, plans to sign a 1-day contract with the Giants soon and retire as a New York Giant. The 33-year old Umenyiora has spent the last two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Umenyiora is currently an unrestricted free agent. The New York Post and Newsday are reporting that Umenyiora will likely sign the 1-day contract during the team’s training camp which begins on July 30.

Umenyiora was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Giants. He missed the entire 2008 season with a knee injury but accrued a total of 75 sacks in his other nine seasons in New York. His regular-season sack total is seventh-best in franchise history after Lawrence Taylor (142), Michael Strahan (141.5), Jim Katcavage (96.5), George Martin (96), Leonard Marshall (79.5), and Andy Robustelli (79).

Umenyiora was also an important part of two NFL Championship teams. The New York Daily News is reporting that Umenyiora would like to re-sign with the Giants in order to play with the team again, but the Giants apparently are not interested. Umenyiora has not received much interest in free agency and his career appears to be over.

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