Friday, August 28, 2015

McCoy Tweets jab at Osi

Earlier today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants out of New York and explained why in a sworn affidavit to be filed in federal court next month as part of the players' lawsuit against the NFL.

McCoy Tweets jab at Osi

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Osi Umenyiora explained why he wants to leave the Giants in an affidavit to be filed in federal court. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)
Osi Umenyiora explained why he wants to leave the Giants in an affidavit to be filed in federal court. (Evan Vucci/AP Photo)

Earlier today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants out of New York and explained why in a sworn affidavit to be filed in federal court next month as part of the players' lawsuit against the NFL.

Per the report, Umenyiora says Giants GM Jerry Reese failed to follow through on promises about renegotiating his contract or trading him.

But the most entertaining part of this story - for this crowd anyway - came after the story was reported and Eagles running back LeSean McCoy took a shot at Umenyiora via Twitter:

Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly

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McCoy carried 24 times for 175 yards in two games against the Giants last season, averaging 7.29 yards per carry.

Umenyiora had 11.5 sacks last season, tied for seventh-best in the NFL.

So what if we don't even know if the Eagles and the Giants are going to play next season? We can still start hyping up the matchups between the division rivals. Although, the way things are going, it's quite possible Umenyiora might not even be a part of those games.

Earlier today, I posted on Reggie Bush, McCoy's tackle-breaking ability and the Eagles' running back situation.


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