Rumor: Osi Umenyiora to Seahawks for John Carlson, Draft Pick

Now that the Seahawks have committed “Grand Theft Miller” there are rumblings that they may be interested in unloading tight end John Carlson in a trade package for disgruntled Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora.

Carlson has one year left on his rookie contract and judging by the commitment Seattle has made to Zach Miller he will not be assuming a starting role with the Seahawks.

Rather then risk losing him for nothing in a season, they may use him as trade bait to lower the Giants demands of a first round choice in return for the defensive end. Kevin Boss in an unrestricted free agent and there aren’t any clear indications he will be returning to New York.

– Umenyiora is interested in Seattle more than any other team and is the only team he has publicly requested a trade to

– Seattle is among 20+ teams that has interest and had contact with Umenyiora’s agent

– The Giants need a starting tight end

– The Seahawks now have an extra one

– The Giants gave Umenyiora’s agent permission to seek a trade

Trade talks have yet to be confirmed, but all of the pieces mesh seamlessly. A fourth round pick and John Carlson is probably something Pete Carroll would pull the trigger on. After signing Jimmy Wilkerson, Alan Branch, and Ryan Sims, I don’t see Pete Carroll forking over anything higher then a third round draft choice in any potential package.

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9 Responses to “Rumor: Osi Umenyiora to Seahawks for John Carlson, Draft Pick”

  1. Russ Loede says:

    What a bogus rumor. Obviously, it’s not confirmed. A fourth rounder and Carlson? Of course, Pete Carroll would pull the trigger on that! No way do the Giants trade Osi away for that weak combination. He’s a premiere sack artist, a legit pass-rushing defensive end who can change a game.

    Certainly, a better draft pick would have to be offered. Consider, Jared Allen was traded for a first and a third-rounder.

    I believe the Ravens would offer a better package and would also be a better fit for the impact defensive lineman, granted, they switch over to a 4-3, which they would be able to do.

    I just can’t see Osi in Seattle, if anything, I see Baltimore attracting him with Ray Ray or he stays in the the Big Apple with Big Blue.

    On top of that, he wants to play for a contender – keep that in mind.

    • Jose Gonzales says:

      It clearly says in the article Osi wants to go to the seahawks, and with the team Pete has gotten together, the momentum they gained after last season, and the weak NFC west; the seahawks ARE to be a winning team.

      • Dave Hudgins says:

        A team that backs into a wildcard playoff berth with a losing record (7-9), does not make a “winning team”…period! (notice I didn’t say “earned a playoff berth”?)

        I guess you’re referring to “it’s better to be lucky than good”??? May be true, but let’s not confuse the issue. The Seahawks are NOT a winning team…not yet anyway.

        …but I digress…
        I don’t see the Ravens breaking the bank for Osi. He’s a 4-3 DT, where the Ravens are predominantly 3-4…yes they are hybrid between the two schemes, but that limits playing time for a natural 4-3 DT.

        Besides, breaking the bank is not how the Raven’s do business. I agree with Russ Leode said above…”A fourth rounder and Carlson? Of course, Pete Carroll would pull the trigger on that! No way do the Giants trade Osi away for that weak combination. He’s a premiere sack artist, a legit pass-rushing defensive end who can change a game.”

        Osi may “want” to go to Seattle, but it ain’t gonna happen with these terms!

        • Logan says:

          hey dave why dont we take a look at the 2010 seahawks. Started 4-2 and had several ESPN analysts say we were the best team in the NFC after 6 games. We beat the Chicago Bears on the road, crushed the 49ers when supposedly they were going to be “amazing” and we beat Arizona. After those 6 games we then lost DT Red Bryant our most critical defensive lineman and then continued to lose DT Brandon Mebane and DT Colin Cole. Look how many turnovers we were getting when they were in the game. Once they got hurt, we couldnt stop the run which in turn meant we couldnt stop the pass, so we got burned. Then later in the season we got them back and were able to beat the cardinals again (thats right, season sweep right there) and in the last game of the season we BEAT the st. louis rams w/ our BACKUP QB charlie whitehurst hahaha go tell both the cardinals, and the rams that all they had to do was beat us and we wouldnt have been in. dont give me none of this “didn’t deserve it” bullshit cuz we won the division. also we crushed the defending superbowl champs in the first round and lost TE John Carlson on the very FIRST offensive play in the bears game. our offensive gameplan went down the drain with that loss. So basically you can go screw yourself while the hawks make another push at the playoffs this year buddy 🙂

    • joe says:

      Hey Dave, your a moron! We won our division last year, and beat the wildcard team, who happened to be the defending champs. If your gonna talk crap about a team that everyone else likes, at least get your facts straight!

  2. Andrew Auger says:

    Russ besides the fact it seems you have it out for my Seahawks you do realize that Umenyiora has been specifically requesting a trade to Seattle for some time now. That part is not a rumor, that’s well known.

  3. Russ Loede says:

    I know he would like to go to Seattle because they will grant him a new deal. But for Carlson and a fourth?

  4. Luke says:

    I think there is likely some link to Carlson and the Giants.

    Carlson was selected with an early 2nd, and really has performed quite well considering Oline and QB situation in Seattle over the past few years.

    I do think Carlson and a fourth would be a great deal for seattle and I do not think the giants would do that, but they may very well consider Carlson and an early 3rd (probably top 5 pick in the 3rd round).

    Russ, ask Minnesota if they would do that Jared Allen trade if they could do it over? They certainly wouldn’t. It doesn’t make sense to trade for a player and then pay him UFA type money. Osi would be worth a top 20 pick for certain if he was willing to keep the same salary; however, whoever trades for him must then pay him 8 million per year with a good portion of that guaranteed. That makes his trade value much lower. Giants have said all they are looking for is a 2nd now.


  5. Jules says:

    I can actually see the Seahawks looking for a trade for Carlson, who is going into his last year of his contract. The Seahawks would clearly benefit in a trade to get Umenyiora, but I can’t see the Giants pulling the trigger on this as it is rumored. Carlson is a fine young talent and the Giants could use him. However, considering his down year in 2010, I’d expect the Giants to push, in addition to Carlson, for a second or third round pick or ask for multiple picks like a 4th/5th round combo.