With a slew of big names remaining in proverbial limbo in the NFL the Seattle Seahawks are keeping their eyes peeled and ears open for possible additions to their squad. The latest name that could end up wearing a Seahawks jersey in 2011 is the New York Giants' defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Umenyiora would like to make a move out to the Northwest:
Osi would still like to go to Seattle in a trade
Umenyiora is possibly looking for a change of scenery/mind set under head coach Pete Carroll, but the question is what would it take for the Giants to trade a play like Osi? Draft pick compensation would have to be rather high, as well as the possibility of letting go of other quality players already on the Seahawk roster. I'd have to assume that Seattle would look very seriously at adding Umenyiora, another anchor on the D-Line and two time pro bowler.
Osi had offseason surgery on a lingering hip problem, and underwent a physical with the Giants earlier on Sunday to check his progress. Umenyiora is looking for a new contract or a trade to a team that will give him boost in pay, and has two more years and approximately $8 million left on his current contract.
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