Osi Umenyiora is reportedly willing to give up his contract demands and will return to camp.
Both sides expect and hope that there could be a final resolution to Umenyiora's standoff with the Giants sometime Thursday. The disgruntled defensive end is expected to be in Atlanta Thursday morning, where he will see a specialist - orthopedic surgeon Dr. Scott Gillogly - for a second opinion on his injured left knee.
If all goes well, Umenyiora will be cleared to practice and will return to the field on Monday, after the Giants' preseason opener at Carolina Saturday night. And if all goes well, Tom Coughlin will get the "closure" on this ugly mess that he and the entire organization need.