Giants Unhappy DE Osi Umenyiora Allowed to Seek a Trade

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has received permission from the club to find a suitable trade partner.

Unhappy with his contract, which is worth $8.6 million over the next two seasons, the 29-year-old Umenyiora filed a sworn affidavit as part of the Brady v NFL antitrust lawsuit, testifying that in 2008, Giants general manager Jerry Reese told him that if he continued to play at a high level, the club would renegotiate his contract or trade him to a team that would.

Umenyiora missed the 2008 season with a knee injury, but has 18.5 quarterback sacks and 14 forced fumbles in 32 games over the last two seasons. In his career, the two-time Pro Bowler has 60 quarterback sacks and 28 forced fumbles.

The Giants are believed to be requesting a first-round pick in exchange for Umenyiora, who has been linked to the Seahawks.

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