"I have no idea what he's thinking right now," Umenyiora said. "But this is not a surprise to any of us. He talked about it last year."
Umenyiora laughed when asked about Strahan's timing.
"The first day of two-a-days, everybody's contemplating retirement," he joked. "Me too."
At first Umenyiora said that he wouldn't try to persuade Strahan to return for another season. "He's a grown man and I'm quite sure that he knows what he's doing," he said.
But when pressed, Umenyiora said he obviously wants his DE partner in crime back on board.
"I'd offer him some of my money to get him to come back," he said. "I don't think he should retire."
Umenyiora said replacing Strahan would take the Giants "two or three years."
"I don't know how you're going to replace Michael Strahan," he said. "We miss his presence out there. He's Michael Strahan."
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