Osi Umenyiora, Jerry Reese have 'good conversation'

Could there be a thaw on the way in New York?

Things have been icy all offseason between Osi Umenyiora and the New York Giants but maybe there is a possibility the team’s best pass rusher can find a way to make it work.

Pat Hanlon, a spokesman for the Giants, reports that coach Tom Coughlin just told media that “one of good things from (Saturday) is that Osi and (general manager) Jerry Reese had a good conversation.”

Now, if that conversation covered a potential contract extension for Umenyiora, who knows? Umenyiora has maintained that Reese promised him a new deal and has yet to make good on his word. He’s said he wants a new contract – and one way to get one would be through a trade.

Team owner John Mara said that Umenyiora and Reese had to meet when camp began to find a way to put their differences behind them. Hopefully, the men are on their way.

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