His career sacks of 69 total would make anyone take notice. Who Dats have been doing a “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” connection since current Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo coached him when Spagnuolo was with the Giants.
The only issue here is that Umenyiora is wanting to get paid properly. Well, so is quarterback Drew Brees who is waiting for a contract extension from the Saints. That puts a hitch in the plans.
Yes, I’ve heard the argument of just trade for Umenyiora and his one-year salary won’t make a difference. But what will his attitude be coming to the Saints, even if he wants to be traded?
Umenyiora will be a free agent the following season and the Saints would have had a one-season wonder to only place a band-aid on their already leaky defensive line.
He would really be a force if the Saints could get him, but what about next year? The Saints will have free agents such as tackle Jermon Bushrod, center Brain De La Puente, up and coming defensive tackle Junior Galette, as well as others to look at.