About that Umenyiora chatter...

When it comes to speculation about the Patriots and the possibility of trading for Osi Umenyiora, it can be put to rest for now.

The Giants have told Umenyiora today that he and his agent are no longer allowed to seek a trade partner, a source told Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The Patriots have been exploring possible additions at defensive end on their four-man line, working out free agent Matt Roth (Dolphins/Browns) and Raheem Brock (Colts/Seahawks) over the last two days. Eric Moore and Jermaine Cunningham have been the top ends during the first week of practice.