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Giants’ Umenyiora Fires Longtime Agent

Umenyiora Not Looking For New Agent
Osi Umenyiora (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Osi Umenyiora (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora fired longtime agent Tony Agnone, but according to Umenyiora, it’s more of a separation.

“Fired is too harsh a word,” Umenyiora explained via email to the Daily News. “I just came to the conclusion that this situation I don’t think he can help me with.”

“I have no agent currently, and I’m not really looking for one.”

Umenyiora is frustrated that he hasn’t received a contract extension during the past two years.  Now, he’s taking on the task of representing himself in future negotiations with Jerry Reese.

He’s prepared to go into negotiations alone although his agent, Agnone has not received a notice of termination.  Umenyiora enters the final year the contract he signed in 2005.  He is currently set to earn $3.975 million in 2012.

Safety Antrel Rolle was full of support for Umenyiora.  Mathias Kiwanuka recently declared his support for Osi.

“We need him,” Rolle told SiriusXM Radio. “We have a very, very good defensive line without Osi, without a doubt. But with Osi in that line, we have an outstanding defensive line.”

Justin Tuck believes Umenyiora deserves to be rewarded with a new deal.

“Osi’s been a part of our success here, and I just feel as though he needs to be rewarded for that. Hopefully, the Giants can do that,” Tuck said while speaking at an event for his charity, R.U.S.H. for Literacy. “I’m not taking sides, just stating the obvious.”

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