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Umenyiora off trade market

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants have changed their minds about trading disgruntled defensive end Osi Umenyiora.

The Giants ordered his agent to stop speaking to teams about a trade. Umenyiora, dissatisfied with a deal that pays him $7.1 million over the final two seasons of a six-year, $41 million extension signed in 2005, reportedly seeks a six-year deal in excess of $10 million per year.

The Broncos, Ravens, Seahawks, Rams, and Chargers showed interest in the pass rusher who finished last season with 11½ sacks. But none was willing to give up the first-rounder the Giants sought.

Unless general manager Jerry Reese changes his mind again, the team will negotiate a new deal with Umenyiora, 29, or force him to play under his current one. Despite being cleared to practice after offseason hip surgery, Umenyiora has stayed off the practice field. He has attended team meetings but missed the first day of camp and incurred a $30,000 fine.

NFL Network and Time Warner? The league is negotiating with Time Warner Cable to include the NFL Network as part of its system's programing, commissioner Roger Goodell said. "We're trying to get that done," he said.

L.A. Stadium: A Los Angeles council committee voted 4-0 to endorse a tentative framework agreement with a private developer that wants to build a 72,000-seat NFL stadium on the city's convention center campus.

Dolphins fans jeer QB

DAVIE — Fans at a Dolphins practice booed quarterback Chad Henne then chanted, "We want Orton!" in reference to the Broncos' Kyle Orton.

Orton is battling Tim Tebow for the starting job and is the subject of trade rumors.

"It really makes me sick," Miami coach Tony Sparano said. "When people come to the stadium like that in one of those kind of events to support the Miami Dolphins, that's what we should be thinking about."

Chiefs: Tamba Hali, whose 141/2 sacks last season were second in the league, agreed to a five-year deal worth $60 million ($35 million guaranteed), ESPN.com reported. The salary would be the second highest among outside linebackers behind Dallas' DeMarcus Ware, who had 151/2 sacks. Also, linebacker Brandon Siler signed. The former Gator spent the past four seasons with the Chargers.

Cowboys: Cornerback Terence Newman left practice after sustaining an apparent groin injury. The team did not comment on the injury or his status.

Eagles: Defensive tackle Mike Patterson was hospitalized after suffering a seizure at practice. He dropped to the ground between plays and began violently shaking. The team said he was having tests to determine a cause. His agent said he is "in no pain and doing well."

Lions: Rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley had surgery on his left foot. The team did not give details, saying only he will miss a "significant portion" of camp.

Raiders: Free agent tight end Kevin Boss worked out a day after the team lost Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller to Seattle.

Ravens: Center Matt Birk will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the next few days but should be back in time for the regular season, his agent said.

Bulger retires: Quarterback Marc Bulger is retiring after 11 seasons. In 10 with the Rams, he passed for 22,814 yards and 122 touchdowns. Bulger, 34, spent last season with the Ravens but did not take a snap.

.Fast facts

Notable signings

Chiefs: FB Le'Ron McClain

Cowboys: S Gerald Sensabaugh

49ers: CB Carlos Rogers, S Madieu Williams

Eagles: DT Anthony Hargrove, DT Derek Landri

Patriots: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Seahawks: K Jeff Reed

Umenyiora off trade market 08/03/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:26am]
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