Mara on Osi: 'Love to have him back'

January, 24, 2013
John Mara spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time about the Giants' failure to make the playoffs.

The Giants co-owner said he hasn't "quite gotten over" his team's failed title defense. He also touched on a few other subjects, including Osi Umenyiora's future.

The defensive end has made it no secret that he wants a new contract and a starting position and that he thinks it is time to move on.

"I don't know about that," Mara said when asked if Umenyiora has played his final game as a Giant. "We'll see what happens. I would love to have him back. He's been a great player for us. He's a great guy. He's been a huge part of our two Super Bowl wins, but there are economic considerations and we'll just have to see what happens."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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