Patriots Interested in Osi Umenyiora?

It’s no secret that Osi Umenyiora and the New York Giants seem to be looking to end their relationship. Several teams have expressed interest in acquiring the defensive end who has averaged 10 sacks per season over the last four years, including seven sacks in 2009. We’ve heard (still unconfirmed) reports that the Patriots are one of the teams that are intrigued by Osi, presumably wanting to convert him to a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Michael Lombardi states, “I hear if the deal is right, theyโ€™ll make a deal. Umenyiora can be had for the right price.” Presumably, a 3rd or 4th round pick would seal the deal. If the Patriots can’t land one of the top OLB’s in the draft, such as Sergio Kindle or Brandon Graham, Umenyiora would be very attractive for a mid-round selection.

Jason Taylor remains another veteran option at OLB that the Patriots could explore, provided that the Jets don’t get to him first.

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11 Responses to “Patriots Interested in Osi Umenyiora?”

  1. Anonymous says:

    good points Jared. The fact that Eli is their best player doesn’t say much either. In my opinion Eli is one of the most overrated QB’s in the league. I was telling anyone who would listen that the Giants weren’t going to be any good this past season, and sure enough around week 12 when people were wondering what was happening I was sitting there saying “Ya know I don’t like to say I told you so but…”

  2. Jared says:

    Im may sound like a biast pats fan but im not biast… the Giants were NEVER that good, they got hot one year in the playoffs. The hottest team in the NFL playoffs usually wins, its kind of like hockey in my opinion. Eli is their best player, their D-line is not what it was two yrs ago and their linebackers and D-backs suck. Giants in my opinion mite be in trouble, no Antonio Pierce who is the MVP of their defense… and the co-MVP of offense- B. Jacobs looks like a shell of his former self. Their offensive line is still the strenghth of their team as it was in their super bowl run. But they didnt beat the Patriots because of Eli and the offense. They were good, but that defense is y they won. That defense now on paper, definately aint scarin anybody. Depending on how fast the Kevin Kolb thing goes for Phily, i pick them for 3rd or last behind Washington n Dallas.

    JNims

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous said…

    He & the rest of the Giants haven’t been “the same” ๐Ÿ˜‰ after the NFL got serious about drug testing.
    April 18, 2010 9:12 PM
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    Uh… the Giants were 12-4 in 2008 after winning the Super Bowl in 2007. They had a bunch of injuries and an inept defensive coordinator in 2009, who was fired after the season. Saying that the Giants haven’t been the same after one down season is asinine.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Seems to be pure speculation. Get back to us when you have some “confirmed sources and reports”…

  5. Anonymous says:

    He & the rest of the Giants haven’t been “the same” ๐Ÿ˜‰ after the NFL got serious about drug testing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This Guy is a PITA…This is the reason NY is trying to rid themselves of the locker room cancer.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It’s a big red flag if Parcells doesn’t want him down in Miami…speaks volumes that he’s at the end of his career.

  8. Jared says:

    Osi is coming off his first serious injury as a pro and therefore, a down year. He is still in his prime but i disagree with the opinion that he could play OLB in a 3-4. Hes a lineman, he may be an athletic one but hes never been asked to play LB or cover anyone. He is still under the last three years of his six year-41 million dollar extension. I couldnt find Osi’s salary numbers but you kno its a lot more then Jason Taylor would make. The pats are hurting so bad for talent on their defensive front 7 that almost anyone could help them. That beeing said, taking a lifetime lineman with a bad knee and making him play an unfamiliar position that requires him to cover running backs sounds like bad news. Not to mention his conract runs through the 2012 season and we would have to give up at least our 4th rounder this year and a 3rd or 4th next year. If they can get Taylor, he would only be a band-aid but he’d be cheap and he’d be able to do what he does best.

    JNims

  9. Ryan says:

    He is younger than Jason Taylor, and most likley more willing to work out during the offseason.

    Jason Taylor may know the system, but he is merely a band aid. He might be around for a year or two at most. It would be nice to fix these holes instead of continually having to try and fix them.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Retarded – Jason Taylor had 7 sacks last year too and already knows the 3-4 – offer him he same that the Jets did and you get him without giving up a pick

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve heard the same thing. Osi would be a beast for the Patriots if his knee is 100%.

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