Is Osi Umenyiora's New Contract Really a Goodbye?

6/2/12 in NFL   |   Anthony_Raia   |   37 respect

Yesterday the New York Giants finally gave Osi Umenyiora his wish, a new contract. That new contract bumps Umenyiora's salary up to $7 million from just over $3.5 million. However the new contract does not add any years to the defensive end's deal. Is this contract more of a parting gift than a reward?
Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass as New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora (72) pressures during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
Umenyiora is happy with the deal and will report to OTAs on Monday, for the first time in several years. With the 2013 year of the contract voidable, this may be Umenyiora's last OTA in a Giant uniform. What the Giants guaranteed themselves is a motivated year from a star defensive end from start to finish. Umenyiora got his raise and the ability to cash in, or at least try to, next off-season. The Giants are still unlikely to shell out the big money, long term deal that Umenyiora is looking for next off-season, so Giants' fans should start saying their goodbyes.
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