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NFL Trade Rumors: Osi Umenyiora Given Permission To Work On Trade

The Osi Umenyiora saga continues, but there is some tangible progress on Monday morning. According to a report. the ball is now in Umenyiora's court, with the New York Giants reportedly giving him the green flag to work out a trade. Umenyiora may be interested in the Seattle Seahawks, with reports over the weekend indicating as much. For now, though, it looks like his time in a Giants uniform may be nearing an end.

The report comes from Sal Paolantonio, and lays out what may be happening in the ongoing disagreement between Umenyiora and the Giants front office.

The #Giants have given Osi Umenyiora's agent permission to work out a trade for the 2-time Pro Bowl DE, sources told Sal Paolantonio.

As we said Sunday, Umenyiora could be costly. The Giants reportedly want a first-round draft pick, a steep price no matter the player. Instead, it may cost a second-round pick, and whoever acquires Umenyiora, if anyone does at all, would have to sign him to a long-term extension.

For now, the Giants are allowing Umenyiora to choose his own adventure, though it's likely the team has plenty of say about the trade pieces in play, should his agent get a deal worked out. We'll keep trade of the Umenyiora situation as more becomes available.

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