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New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora: “Jerry Reese Will Always Be My Guy No Matter What Happens”

May 7th, 2012 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

When New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora created a Twitter account earlier this month, major headlines were anticipated. Thus far, he hasn't disappointed. However, the news being made isn't exactly what was expected of him, as he's routinely praised General Manager Jerry Reese, expressed his desire to remain with the team and kept and a relatively cool head.

On Saturday, that continued when a fan asked him if some of his tweets were subtle messages towards Reese.

"No subtle messages directed at Mr. Reese. Jerry will always be my guy no matter what happens," Umenyiora tweeted.

This isn't to say Osi has caved on his desire for more money or a new contract; he certainly hasn't done that. However, he promised not to be a distraction this offseason and swore his public complaints were a thing of the past. So far, on the world's largest soap box, he's done a great job living up to his word.

With less talented defensive ends wracking up big money all around him, there's something to be said about how quiet Umenyiora has remained. He could be making a much larger stink than he is (perhaps rightfully so), but he's just going about his business, preparing for another -and possibly final- season with the New York Football Giants.


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