HOUSTON - FILE: Osi Umenyiora #72 of the New York Giants in action during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas. According to reports July 29, 2011, Umenyiora has not yet shown up for the Giants training camp. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Osi Umenyiora recently restructed his contract with the New York Giants on his own after firing his agent. It turns out the football player did a decent job of it, too, as he negotiated a raise of nearly $2 million for the upcoming season.
Umenyiora had quite an odd ordeal when it came to restructuring his new contract -- as we pointed out in this space last week -- but all's well that ends well and, according to NFL.com's Albert Breer, this has ended well.
The New York Giants defensive end will make $6.5 million in 2012, a source with direct knowledge of the contract told NFL.com's Albert Breer. That's a nearly $2 million bump from the $4.7 million that Umenyiora originally was scheduled to earn in the final year of his deal.
The report goes on to say that next season's contract negotiation might be a bit more interesting, however, as Umenyiora plans to re-hire agent Tony Agnone as he explores free agency.