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Giants Rumors: Osi Umenyiora, Brandon Jacobs, Terrell Thomas

February 24, 2012 Giants

Osi Umenyiora

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin expects to have DE Osi Umenyiora back next for the final year of his current contract, per Ohm Youngmisuk.

Umenyiora seems to have changed his tune from last season when he threatened to holdout if he wasn’t traded. I guess winning a Super Bowl can have that effect on people. Still, Umenyiora  is entering the final year of his deal and would like to secure a better contract while he still can. The Giants have yet to show interest in locking him up beyond the 2012 season.

Brandon Jacobs 

Coughlin also mentioned that RB Brandon Jacobs will be back with the team next season, per Gregg Rosenthal.

Brandon’s been an outstanding part of our team,” said Coughlin. “As far as I’m concerned, he’s a big part of it.”

Jacobs will most likely be asked to take a pay cut in the coming weeks, which would be the second reduced salary in as many years. New York is currently sitting on the wrong side of the cap so they’ll have to make some roster moves in the coming weeks.

Terrell Thomas

Coughlin said that they intend to keep both CB Terrell Thomas and MLB Jonathan Goff instead of allowing them to leave during free agency, per  Ohm Youngmisuk.

Both players are coming off of ACL injuries but Thomas has been reported to be recovering “very well” from his surgery.

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