Former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora will apparently return to the organization, bot only on a one-day contract so that he can retire as a member of the Giants.
Sources tell @caplannfl & me that Giants, Osi Umenyiora are discussing a ceremonial one-day contract so he can retire a Giant.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) July 27, 2015
Since Graziano tweeted this, multiple reporters have confirmed it.
Umenyiora, 33, was a second-round pick by the Giants in 2003. He had 75 sacks, made two Pro Bowl appearances and was named All-Pro once in nine seasons with the Giants. He spent the last two years with the Atlanta Falcons.
Signing of @OsiUmenyiora to one-day contract so he can retire a Giant will likely happen later in training camp.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) July 27, 2015
There had been some offseason speculation about Umenyiora returning to the Giants as a player. The relationship between Umenyiora and GM Jerry Reese was sometimes contentious, but Umenyiora was a key part of two Super Bowl winning teams and should always be remembered as one of the best defensive ends the Giants have ever had.
Feel free to turn this into an Osi appreciation thread, Giants fans.