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Will Osi's unhappiness affect his play?

Another flare-up could be a hurtful distraction, but Umenyiora's upside is worth the risk

Updated: August 16, 2011, 12:37 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The weather was gloomy outside for most of the day. But the mood inside the New York Giants' practice facility was upbeat and practically sunny.

Osi Umenyiora participated in his first practice of the season and it seemed to provide a spark for a team that can definitely use one.

After sitting out with a sore knee and sore feelings over his contract, Umenyiora reclaimed his starting position at right defensive end as his teammates welcomed him back on ...

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