Good news, Giants fans! Your team has finally caved into Osi Umenyiora’s desire for a new contract, which guarantees the stud defensive end won’t holdout for more money.
“I’m just happy, I’m happy all that’s over with,” Umenyiora said. “It’s time to get back to work.”
Umenyiora hasn’t been happy with his contract going all the way back to 2007. He had one year left on his deal worth $3.975 million. The terms of the new deal have not been disclosed. It’s unclear if Umenyiora added years to the contract, but we know that he’ll be a happy camper for the first time in a long time.
“This gives me peace of mind, definitely,” Umenyiora said. “We just resolved a situation. It really was affecting me in a bad way. Because I didn’t like all the negativity that was surrounding the whole situation. I couldn’t stand it, because if you know me, you know I’m not that type of person.”
— Antoni Fruncillo (@AntoniF14) June 1, 2012
Great news Giants nation!!
Osi Umenyiora Agrees to Restructured Contract!!!!
Best DL in the league, Osi, tuck, JPP, canty, Austin, etc
— Scott Fortune (@DrFortune1) June 1, 2012
— Pervert Pete (@CWangJones) June 1, 2012
— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) June 1, 2012
Osi Umenyiora and New York Giants agree on deal. Glad to have him back this season. One of the best Defensive Ends in the NFL. #NYG
— 100% CUBAN (@Young_Cubano) June 1, 2012
OSI IS COMING BACK!! Tuck + Osi + JPP….championship! http://t.co/WyxjUcF0
— Dennis Jordan (@DennisJordan77) June 1, 2012
With Osi Umenyiora's contract now settled – at least for now – the Giants have zero off-field issues heading into their Super Bowl defense.
— Bob Glauber (@BobGlauber) June 1, 2012
Maybe Osi can now afford to buy Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring without needing more Twitter followers?