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Coughlin: DE must earn starting job

Updated: February 26, 2010, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Coughlin isn't going to hand Osi Umenyiora a starting job to keep the two-time Pro Bowl defensive end happy.

Speaking at the NFL combine on Friday, Coughlin said he has talked with Umenyiora since the season ended, but he was also a little disappointed the disgruntled veteran said he wanted either to be traded or to retire if he does not start next season.

Umenyiora, who missed the 2008 season after a major knee injury in the preseason, lost his starting job to ...

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