Clark Judge of CBSSports.com writes that there’s been some speculation that the New York Giants could look to deal DE Osi Umenyiora at some point during the offseason.
Umenyiora’s name was constantly coming in trade rumors during last season’s short-lived free agency period. The Giants ultimately chose to keep him around which proved to be the right move as they’re headed to their second Super Bowl in five years.
Still, Umenyiora will continue to push for a new contract in the coming months and the Giants have arguably the league’s best young defensive end in Jason Pierre-Paul. New York could look to deal Umenyiora rather than deal with another offseason filled with holdout threats and trade requests. Osi will be 30 at the start of the 2012 season and he should at least have some trade value. Another strong performance in the Super Bowl would only add to the amount interest in him.
It’s worth noting that this is just early speculation but it’s at the least a topic to watch during the offseason.