Adam Schefter Says Giants Should Go After Osi Umenyiora [AUDIO]
The Giants are expected to not have Jason Pierre-Paul at training camp and most likely to start the season. ESPN’s Adam Scheffer thinks New York should call a former familiar face.
“If I was the Giants, I would make a run at Osi Umenyiora, that’s what I would do,” said Scheffer, with Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team. “He’s a stop-gap guy, veteran guy, knows what it takes, has won for them, and provides insurance for them again if JPP doesn’t show up on time or was limited by anyway from his injury.”
It’s hard to know exactly how long Pierre-Paul is going to be out as it has not yet be confirmed if the Giants d-end has allowed the team to assess him.
Umenyiora, at 33 years old, played the last two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons after being drafted by the Giants in 2003 and playing with them for nine seasons.
But not everybody thinks that Umenyiora would make as much sense.
“The Giants have a lot of guys at that position,” said NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, to Armen and Levack. “I’m not sure Osi Umenyiora is much different than the guys that they have. He’s a situational pass rusher at this point in his career, at best. That’s what you want Damontre Moore to do. I don’t think you want Osi Umenyiora to take snaps away from Damontre Moore at this point.”
Other options for the Giants at that position include Cullen Jenkins, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, George Selvie, Robert Ayers and Kerry Wynn.
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