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Umenyiora must get ugly to get his way

The Giants' DE has to up the ante if he plans on getting a new deal this season

Updated: August 8, 2011, 11:45 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Giants star Osi Umenyiora can ride an exercise bicycle and claim his barking knee, not his desire to be traded or renegotiate his contract, is what's keeping him from hitting the field at training camp. But unless Umenyiora is really willing to play the Get Ugly card, it's hard to see him bull-rushing the Giants into letting him have his way.

In fact, he wasn't even the toughest walk-the-talk, take-no-crap defensive end in New York this week.

That ...

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