"Our first choice with respect to Osi is that he will play for the Giants and retire a Giant," Reese said. "That is what we would like to happen. Osi has been offered an extension two years in a row now, so we would still like to make it work. Hopefully, it will work out.”
The Giants want to keep Osi, and Osi wants to remain a Giant. Reese reportedly offered him an extension, but judging by the following comments, it's nowhere near what the 31-year-old defensive end is looking for.
per Ralph Vacciano of the New York Daily News:
In an email to the Daily News on Sunday, Umenyiora said the Giants’ offer last summer wasn’t actually an extension, and their offer this year wasn’t much of an offer at all. Umenyiora didn’t go as far as he did last spring, when he accused Reese of being a liar in a court affidavit, but his anger was still clear.Kiwanuka's three-year deal was worth a total of $21.75 million, including an $8.5 million signing bonus and $10.95 in guaranteed money.
“Last year I was offered incentives. This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF,” Umenyiora wrote. “I’m not making that up. Then Jerry tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down. And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious."
I'd like to think that Reese and Osi can iron out their differences, especially when you consider how much Osi helps the Giants' pass rush when he's playing at full strength. But it appears as if there will be more drama before a deal is agreed upon.