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New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Osi Umenyiora not Looking to Return to Big Blue

February 11th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The lull immediately following football season is tough for even the most casual of fans, but here on this sluggish Tuesday morning in advance of yet another massive winter storm, Giants 101 has several stories and articles for you to read with your coffee. Enjoy.

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Indianapolis Colts Sign Ex-Giants Safety David Sim

The Indianapolis Colts have signed veteran free agent safety David Sims.

He was waived by the Eagles last year. Sims was originally signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He then spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cleveland Browns before joining the Eagles.

Is Kate Upton’s Dance Better than Victor Cruz?

Kate Upton recently got a lesson in football culture, learning a signature touchdown dance move from Tracy Morgan. The 30 Rock alum explained touchdown dances to the Sports Illustrated cover model and sports enthusiast (who presumably is familiar with the concept of both touchdowns and touchdown dances), then taught her the moves, which she promptly aced. Both Upton and Morgan seemed surprised at how well she did on her first try.

Upton is a long-time sports fan, so it’s no real surprise she showed a lot of interest when Morgan showed her the steps during the shooting of their Vogue “We Got Game” piece by Mario Testino. The shoot was scheduled before the Super Bowl, and included such celebs as Jimmy Fallon and Giants and Jets players. Upton, wearing a skin-tight white dress and towering high heels, did not let her restrictive outfit get in the way as Morgan handed her the ball and asked her to demonstrate what she’d learned. You can check out the clip to see how well she did.

Giants Assistant GM Kevin Abrams Makes Pledge to Donate to You Can Play Project

Kevin Abrams, the Giants’ assistant general manager, is willing to put his money and his faith in the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team, and the result could be a windfall for the You Can Play Project, which promotes equality for gay athletes in sports.

Abrams, a Toronto product, answered a call on Saturday from Patrick Burke, the co-founder of You Can Play, who was looking for a Canadian willing to match his pledge to donate $25 for every goal Hilary Knight scores for the U.S. during the Olympic hockey tournament, with the promise to double the total if the U.S. wins gold.

Osi Umenyiora Hopes to Remain with Falcons

There is no doubt where veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants to be next season.

He owns a home in the Atlanta area. He feels an allegiance to his Falcons teammates. He has tremendous respect for general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith.

"I would love to stay, and I think I am," Umenyiora told ESPN.com. "But you really never know what's going to happen."

NFL Stars Tackle Bullying in USA Documentary

The NFL and USA Network partnered together to produce the third annual "Characters Unite" documentary, which aired last week on USA.

PROMAXBDA.org says the documentary features New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and New York Jets center Nick Mangold. All five players shared stories of being teased or bullied growing up, and they all worked with young students are currently facing similar challenges in school.

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5 Responses to “New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Osi Umenyiora not Looking to Return to Big Blue”

  1.  Krow says:

    Osi was sooooo about the money that he let it get in the way of his career. I hated seeing him leave, but by the time he did it was really the right move. And in the end he signed for pretty much what he would have gotten here. He just made such a mess of it that it was better for all that he moved on. Had he played his cards differently he could have retired from the Giants and been a folk hero in NYC. No idea how that could have played out, but I suspect it would have been sweet. And he still could have bought that house in Atlanta.

    •  JimStoll says:

      as luck would have had it, he would have been the starter last year as well giving JPP more time to recover from the back

      woulda coulda shoulda

      •  Krow says:

        As big a pouting child as Osi was … good management should have been able to handle it before it got critical. He was a valuable … but problem … employee. And I think our front office acted from emotion instead of diffusing the situation.

        •  JimStoll says:

          all started with Bill Sheridan
          Osi hated his approach and said so
          turned out he was right
          but things went sideways from there

  2.  BleedingBlueSince04 says:

    Would love to sign osi back for a low cost 1 year deal especially if we don’t resign tuck . Don’t be surprised if we draft the michael Sam.

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