Brandt: Final Hot 100 rankings
With the long pre-draft process finally over, Gil Brandt presents his final top 100 (with a bonus 25 prospects). More ...
"There's a chance (of a trade)," the 30-year-old defensive end said. "I would've liked to start and finish my career with the same team, but it's a business. The Giants have to do what's best for them and obviously I have to do what's best for myself at this point.
"I feel like whatever happens over this weekend happens."
Those comments mark a departure from Umenyiora's statement earlier this month that he is not looking for a trade and that his agent has not discussed a trade this offseason. It appears any Umenyiora trade talk is just that, as two NFL sources told the Daily News that there's no reason to believe a trade is "imminent".
That hasn't deterred his desire for a new deal, and his comments to WFAN-AM suggest he has a starting point in mind for any negotiations, as he mentioned Robert Mathis' four-year, $36 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts and Trent Cole's four-year, $48-million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Wherever Umenyiora plays in 2012, the defensive end is determined to reposition himself as one of the more dominant defenders in the league.
"I want to break (Michael) Strahan's record. That's what I really want to do. I love Strahan, but I want to do that. I want to go for that."