Despite Umenyiora's position as one of the 10 named plaintiffs in Brady v. NFL, the players' antitrust lawsuit against the league, a source close to the Giants defensive end said he will not block any settlement of the suit, which must be reached before a new NFL collective bargaining agreement is signed. Any of the 10 plaintiffs can block a settlement, and there are reports that some of them are making personal demands before they will agree to a deal.The Daily News reports that Umenyiora will likely receive some financial compensation from the league, but that he will not block a new deal.
"He assumes they'll throw some cash at him or something," a source told the paper. "But do you really think he's not going to sign off on a deal? No."