Here's another reason to believe Jerry Reese when he said Thursday that Osi Umenyiora will not be traded.
The guy they might have given him up for, Oakland middle linebacker Kirk Morrison, was traded along with the Raiders' fifth-round pick about a half-hour ago to Jacksonville when Oakland moved up to the 10th pick in the fourth round.
So Morrison has new digs, and the Giants have a huge logjam at defensive end.
By the way, Umenyiora e-mailed the Associated Press last night, basically shooting down a previously-reported notion that he was unhappy that the Giants took DE Jason Pierre-Paul. He went on at length to proclaim he's a happy camper right now.
Seems like a lot of damage control to me. But it makes sense. If the guy's going to be here, no matter what, there's no sense in rocking the boat any more than he has already.
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