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Osi Umenyiora Trade Possible During 2012 NFL Draft?

In an offseason highlighted by so many positives after winning the Super Bowl in February, reality is starting to set back in if only a little.

Star defensive end Osi Umenyiora told Boomer & Carton of WFAN radio on Wednesday morning that he probably wouldn't play without a new contract.

"Man, I never want to say never. But I just doubt, I seriously doubt that that’s gonna be the case. I doubt that would happen."

When asked how Umenyiora would feel about signing a hypothetical two-year, $9 million guaranteed extension to add onto his current pact, he was non-committal to say the least.

"I don’t know how I’m supposed to (sign that deal). I don’t know how I can," he said. "Obviously, you see Trent Cole doing what he did, signing his extension. You see Robert Mathis, he’s 31 years old, who I feel like I’m just as good as. You see the numbers that they signed, I don’t see how I can sign that deal."

The Giants are in a tough spot because Umenyiora is obviously part of their biggest strength; the defensive line.

With Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck, the trio forms a dominating display. However, the salary cap does rear it's ugly head from time-to-time.

It will be a storyline to watch this weekend if a team makes a good offer for Mr. Umenyiora.

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