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