Chargers Interested In Giants DE Osi Umenyiora

By Ernie Padaon

The New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora has asked to be traded and is actively seeking trade partners. There are five teams interested and one of the teams mentioned is that San Diego Chargers according to the NY Daily News.

Five teams to watch in Osi Trade chase: Rams, Seahawks, Broncos, Ravens, Chargers. Sources say all expressed some level of interest. #NYGless than a minute ago via Seesmic Favorite Retweet ReplyRalph VacchianoTheBlueScreen

Where would the Bolts want to play Osi? Would they line him up at defensive end and give competition to the rookie or Luis Castillo. OR would they be looking to line him up as an outside linebacker so that he can chase after the quarterback. He could line up with Shaun Phillips and form a fierce pass rushing duo.

Even though we are rumored to be interested, how could we support Larry English, Antwan Barnes and Travis LaBoy at that position? Also at defensive end we have Corey Liuget, Luis Castillo and Jacques Cesaire. I just don’t see a spot for him on the roster and we still have a hole in the middle of our defense at middle linebacker. Osi would be looking for a contract extension as well and I don’t see that happening.

It would be a great move to bring in the pass rusher, but there seems to be other holes to fill first.