Lombardi: Umenyiora Could Be Had With The Right Price

The New York Giants are willing to part with defensive end Osi Umenyiora, provided that they draft South Florida's Jason Pierre-Paul, according to National Football Post's Michael Lombardi. Umenyiora has recorded at least 13 quarterback sacks in two of the past four seasons. Lombardi writes that the defensive end may not be all that costly to obtain. According to Roto World, Umenyiora could be "available for as little as a mid-round pick." The Giants signed him to a six-year extension worth $41 million through 2012 with upwards to $4.2 million earned in total salary in 2010, with $3.125 million scheduled to be earned in 2011 and $3.975 million in 2012.

As to whether the Bengals will show up for a draft day trade, it seems unlikely. Even though Marvin Lewis talked about trades on draft day, the team historically doesn't trade for veteran players with that much due to the player. And it seems even more unlikely that Umenyiora would sign a deal less than what he's scheduled to earn.

Cincinnati's defensive end position has a lot of uncertainty. Will Antwan Odom return to full health? Will Michael Johnson improve upon his rookie season? Can Jonathan Fanene keep up an impressive 2009 season where he played well as a versatile defensive lineman that took over for the injured Odom? There is concern that the team won't have the pass rushing attack that they hope to have for 2010. On the other hand, while all of those questions could go negative, they just as easily could go the other way, with injuries being healed, backup players stepping up more and Johnson becoming a wrecking ball his sophomore season.

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