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Giants' Jerry Reese Answers Questions, Shrugs Off Osi Umenyiora's Harsh Comments

If the 24-hour sport news cycle is slowly trying to turn the New York Giants Osi Umenyiora war of words against the front-office brass, mainly general manager Jerry Reese, into something the Jets orginazation would orchestrate. Well, its not working too well.

That's because Giants' general manager Reese answered questions Tuesday regarding Umenyiora's angry comments, that basically called Reese a liar, with a shrug of the shoulders.

"I don’t carry grudges," Reese insisted. "That’s the offseason. That’s part of the job. In the offseason there’s always some controversies about contracts. It’s never personal. I don’t think it’s personal with respect to players. It’s definitely not personal with respect to me. It’s just part of the business."

Reese made in clear that the Giants would like Umenyiora to be blue uniform until his retirement.

"The New York Giants, we’re a better football team with Osi Umenyiora on our team," Reese said. "We respect him as a football player. So our goal is to have Osi play football for the New York Giants and retire as a Giant. That’s what we’d like to do first.

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