Giants DE Umenyiora ends stalemate, will practice

August 14, 2011 - 5:44 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora tells The Associated Press that he will practice with the New York Giants on Monday.

In an email to the AP on Sunday evening, Umenyiora says he will play under the terms of his current contract, which will play him $7.1 million over the next two seasons.

The 29-year-old Umenyiora says the Giants offered to put incentives in his deal, but he rejected them because he felt the terms were unacceptable.

Umenyiora says his decision to return was influenced by his feelings for his teammates, coaches and the fans.

The nine-year NFL veteran hasn't practiced since reporting to training camp on July 30, a day late. He has been bothered by a sore knee for more than a week but was cleared this week for action.