In December, Osi Umenyiora admitted he probably won’t be a New York Giant in 2013. Now that the new year has arrived, “probably” has turned into “more likely than not.”
“I feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New York,” Umenyiora said on “The Michael Kay Show.” ”It was a great run. I think now is probably the time to move on. There’s really not much left for me to accomplish here in New York. Look at things that have been done here, what is there that is to be done that I haven’t done? We won a championship twice. I think I’ve been a Pro Bowl player. Everything has pretty much gone better than I could have imagined in New York.”
“So if there is a time to leave, it probably would be now, but there is no telling what would happen.”
The 10-year vet was once the cornerstone of the Giants pass rush, but has evolved in a part-time player. In 16 games, four of which were starts, he made 43 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.
Umenyiora expects to find a full-time gig with his next team.
“I’m not a situational pass rusher,” Umenyiora said, via Sporting News. “I think that’s the word that’s been going around me for years because most people don’t know what they’re talking about.
“But there’s no football person who’s going to actually sit there and watch tape and not think that I’m a starter in this league, and I’m 100 percent sure of that.”