NY Giants: Osi Out…Strahan In?

23 08 2008

by Michael DeLuca

In Saturday night’s game, New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora’s left knee locked up forcing him to leave the game in the second quarter. The following day, the New York Giants announced that Osi Umenyiora has suffered a torn MCL, which will require surgery, forcing Umenyiora miss the entire 2008 season. The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th. During his college career at Troy State, Umenyiora required arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage to the same knee.

The most likely scenario for the G-Men is to move Mathias Kiwanuka back from outside linebacker to his original position of defensive end.  Before that happens, I guarantee that, at the very least, a call is placed to recently retired Michael Strahan. It was originally speculated that Strahan’s retirement was a ploy to get the Giants to increase his salary, they may now be willing to do so. If they were to lure Strahan out of retirement, it might take a hefty raise considering his new gig pays quite handsomely.  Many times, when players retire, one of the main reasons is their disdain for training camp…no problem there, training camp is over. 

With the final rounds of cuts coming up this week, there is always the chance the Giants could pick up another defensive end, or perhaps outside linebacker if Kiwanuka is moved back to the line.  Then again, that’s not nearly as fun to speculate about.  So fans, what do you think the next move is for the defending Super Bowl Champions?

UPDATE:  Wheel’s are now in motion for Strahan’s return…CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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