The Osi Umenyiora watch is beginning to heat up here in Baltimore.  ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio is reporting that the New York Giants granted Umenyiora’s agent permission to seek a trade on Monday.  Umenyiora was hoping for a new deal with New York and was holding out until the weekend.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Ravens are among five teams that remain interested in trading for Umenyiora.  The other four include the St. Louis Rams, the San Diego Chargers, the Seattle Seahawaks and the Denver Broncos.

Gregg Rosenthal reports that the Giants are seeking a first round pick for Umenyiora, which could be a little steep.  Especially for the Ravens.  Rosenthal thinks that the price will have to drop if the Giants are serious about moving him.