Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told reporters on a conference call that he will most likely be playing for a new team next season after his contract with New York runs out.
“Is there a high probability that I am going to be playing somewhere else?” asked Umenyiora. “I would say there is a high probability, and that is just me being honest.”
Umenyiora signed a seven-year, $41 million contract in 2005, a deal he restructured before this season started. The 31-year-old has played 10 seasons in New York, and this year he has six sacks and four forced fumbles in a reduced role.
The defending Super Bowl champions need to win at home against the Eagles Sunday to even have a chance at making the playoffs. Minnesota, Chicago, and Dallas would all have to lose for the Giants (8-7) to sneak in.
San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham will miss the regular-season finale, the playoffs, and possibly much more after tearing the ACL and PCL in his left knee, according to multiple reports.
Manningham hurt himself in Sunday night’s 42-13 loss at Seattle, a game that put a potential 49ers NFC West championship in jeopardy.
The five-year veteran has only 449 receiving yards and one touchdown reception in 10 starts this season, but he has had a knack for big playoff catches. His 38-yard reception against New England in last year’s Super Bowl was a key part of the winning drive for the Giants.
San Francisco needs a win against the Cardinals or a Seahawks loss against the Rams to clinch the division.
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