What should we make of the comment by Osi Umenyiora Thursday that "there's a chance" he could return to the New York Giants next season?

First, here is a snippet of what Umenyiora told reporters Thursday in New Orleans:

"There's a chance, absolutely. Of course (there) is. Hopefully that'll happen. I prefer to finish out my career there. But there's a lot of things in play here. It's not going to be totally my decision. They're going to have some decisions to make also. It's going to be a collective effort. My agent's going to have his say. Hopefully things will work out there. I prefer to stay there."

That is a far cry from what Umenyiora, whose 10 seasons in New York have sometimes been contentious, said at the end of the season. At that time he said he thought it was "probably time to move on."

What should we believe here? Is there really a chance that Umenyiora could return to the Giants for the 2013 season?