Sunday, August 7, 2011
Updated: August 8, 12:06 PM ET
Tom Coughlin: No Osi Umenyiora update
By Mike Mazzeo
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants and disgruntled defensive end Osi Umenyiora remain in an impasse regarding his contract, and it doesn't appear that's going to change any time soon.
"No," coach Tom Coughlin responded on Sunday when asked if there was any new update on Umenyiora.
"He's not practicing. What can I tell you?" Coughlin said when further pressed on the matter. "I said at the beginning I had nothing new. ... I'd like to think that this will be resolved shortly and he'll get back on the field. I'll stick to what I've always said."
As of Sunday morning, there had still been no movement between the two sides. Umenyiora is proposing a one-year deal that would give him more incentives and the chance to become a free agent after this season. But that proposal has not been accepted, a source told ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton.
Umenyiora watched practice again on Saturday night -- again only riding a stationary bicycle -- and has yet to practice with the team since joining it on July 30. Instead of riding the stationary bike during practice on Sunday night, Umenyiora was inside getting treatment for what is being called a sore knee. Surgery, while still a possibility, appears unlikely at this point.
Umenyiora wants a new contract or to be traded. In 2005, he signed a seven-year, $41 million extension, including $15 million guaranteed. He has two years remaining on that deal, with a little more than $7 million in total base salary.
Mike Mazzeo is a frequent contributor to ESPN NewYork.com. Information from ESPNNewYork.com Giants reporter Ohm Youngmisuk was used in this report.