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Giants re-sign DE Umenyiora

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Super Bowl-champion New York Giants and two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora have ended their feud.

The Giants announced late Friday afternoon that they signed Umenyiora to a restructured contract, ending a contract dispute that had put the defensive end at odds with New York General Manager Jerry Reese. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Umenyiora has contended for more than a year that Reese promised to renegotiate his contract and then reneged on the offer.

Umenyiora has not participated in the team's drills thus far this spring. He is the second prominent defensive player to sign a new contract this offseason, joining Mathias Kiwanuka.

"I appreciate Osi's patience and effort through this process," Reese said. "We talked it out, and it makes sense for everybody involved. We are very pleased, excited and looking forward to seeing number 72 on the field at Monday's OTA."

Umenyiora was entering the final season of a seven-year contract that would have paid him $4.7 million this season.

"I'm just happy, I'm happy all that's over with," Umenyiora said. "It's time to get back to work. It was definitely frustrating (not being on the field this spring), but hearing some of the things they said, whether it was Kiwanuka or (Justin) Tuck or (Jason Pierre-Paul) or Antrel (Rolle), hearing the way they supported me, it made me want to come back even more and be around them."


Around the league

*Former UB wide receiver Marcus Rivers has been waived by the Packers. Safety Micah Pellerin was claimed off waivers by Green Bay from the Colts.

*A person familiar with the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints says the league's evidence includes a ledger detailing payments for plays such as "cart-offs" and "whacks."

*The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round draft choice Harrison Smith to a four-year deal.

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