JPP: Giants Should Give Osi Umenyiora ‘What He Wants’

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Now that the fanfare has ended, the Super Bowl champion Giants will have to start making some tough decisions.

Like what to do with defensive end Osi Umenyiora, for starters.

Umenyiora is a bargain with one year at $3.975 million remaining on his contract. New York could pay him, trade him or do neither with the hope that he doesn’t hold out of training camp.

“Personally, give him what he wants,” Jason Pierre-Paul said Wednesday during an appearance at Macy’s Herald Square, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. “Osi’s a great player and I’d love to play with him for the rest of my career until he’s ready to leave.”

Pierre-Paul echoed those comments to the New York Post.

“I think it’s very important,” he told the paper. “Give him what he wants, man.”

The 30-year-old Umenyiora tried to force a trade or a new deal during the preseason, after he claimed in an affidavit that Giants general manager Jerry Reese reneged on an earlier promise to restructure his contract.

JPP doesn’t want to see the same type of drama play out this offseason.

“Who’s going to stop us?” he told the Post. “We’ve got the best defensive line in the country, and everybody sees that. So bring him back.”

Umenyiora had 12.5 sacks this season, including the playoffs. He missed the first three games of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in mid-August.

Should the Giants pay Osi? Be heard in the comments below…

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  1. Rich says:

    YES PAY THE MAN. LOOK WHAT THEY DID WITHOUT HIM NOT TO MUCH BUT WITH HIM DOMINATED ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL. WHY BREAK UP THE BEST D LINE IN FOOTBALL. DON’T BE STUPID. KEEP THE TEAM IN TACT AND ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WILL BE JUST AROUND THE BEND.

  2. lyle wallace says:

    pay him some $$$

  3. E says:

    Pay the man.

  4. Bob B says:

    Pay the man what he wants. He deserves it and has earned it.

  5. dave schabel says:

    i hope the entire team as it is now returns for the 2012 season, this is the best team we’ve had ever. a fan for 64 years

  6. Ellen says:

    Seriously, you have to ask – if these outstanding players are willing to play a game with the risk of breaking every bone in their body, not to mention what damage they can do to their brains, they deserve whatever they want – the franchise makes more than enough to cover these costs – WE, as fans, deserve to see our team maintain and grow stronger with the players that ARE the Giants – keep a positive momentum going, for once.

  7. Celyne says:

    Just pay the man!

  8. ken says:

    i think we saw what osi means to that defense! when he came back the pressure started to come from the line so pay the man!!!!!!

  9. Gary says:

    I am a lifelong diehard NY Giant fan that has been living (exiled) in south florida for 20 years. The Giants have been my best link to my NY home. Give Osi, Cruz and the rest of them whatever they want within reason. They are playing in a new stadium that prints $ and it is not a problem. Go G-Men

  10. Joe says:

    Yes!!! you cant just go out and find a pass rusher like that. keep out defensive core in tact!

  11. Gene says:

    YES YES Give OSsi what he wants AND deserves. I am tired of good players leaving the Gmen .Find a way to make it happen and sign Manningham .also give JPP and Cruz some dollars NOW ,I bleed giant blue

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