Philadelphia Eagles starting RB LeSean McCoy made it be known Thursday that he doesn’t think much of New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora.
When responding via Twitter about a report that Umenyiora felt the Giants reneged on promises to renegotiate his contract, the running back made it clear that the defensive lineman isn’t a very good player.
“Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly,” McCoy said.
McCoy didn’t back down later when speaking to teammate LB Jamar Chaney.
“Call it how I see it,” McCoy added.
It’s pretty remarkable that McCoy, who has only played two seasons in the NFL, could make such a bold statement about a player who he has only faced a handful of times.
Umenyiora has two years left on the contract extension he signed back in December of 2005. He’s owed $3.125 million in base salary plus $750,000 in roster and reporting bonuses. His salary for 2012 is $3.975 million with the same bonus structure, a source told FOXSports.com.