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Osi Umenyiora, LeSean McCoy call off feud for now

Division rivals show each other respect Brad Biggs

Print This October 03, 2012, 08:50 AM EST

If you enjoy some heated trash talking twice a season, this will not be good news.

Osi Umenyiora and LeSean McCoy have decided to bury the hatchet. Or at least they’re going to put it away for the time being.

The New York Giants defensive end and Philadelphia Eagles running back, who have had a running feud going leading into Sunday’s meeting at Lincoln Financial Field, have called it off. In separate radio interviews, they both said following the game – a two-point win for the Eagles – they have a truce of sorts.

“I think after the game, it's time to get over this Osi-and-LeSean thing, because after the game (Umenyiora) said, 'You're a heck of a player, we're in this business, let's get over this,' " McCoy said in an interview with SportsRadio 94 WIP in Philadelphia, according to ESPN.
"(Umenyiora) said, 'Let's be done with it.' Being a bigger man, also for myself, you've got to focus on the Giants, they're a good team already. My goal is not an interdivision battle with Osi. It's with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl.”

Umenyiora’s story on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN 98.7 FM in New York was pretty much the same thing.

“It was about time that ended and I'm glad all that stuff is over with," Umenyiora said, the report stated.

Umenyiora and McCoy had been going at it pretty good last season and in the offseason, regularly calling each other names. We’re not convinced this is done for good but it looks like they are going to give it a rest for the time being.

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