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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka released    Tue Feb 24, 03:26 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka has been released Tuesday, Feb. 24.

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  Giants | Three placed on IR    Tue Dec 2, 05:59 PM

New York Giants DEs Robert Ayers (pectoral) and Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and OG Adam Snyder (knee) were placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 2.

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  Giants | Damontre Moore, Kerry Wynn to see more time    Tue Dec 2, 12:07 PM

New York Giants DEs Damontre Moore and Kerry Wynn are likely to see more playing time in the final five games of the season with DE Robert Ayers (pectoral) done for the rest of the year. Also DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) is dealing with a knee injury that kept him out of Week 13.

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  Giants | Week 13 Inactives    Sun Nov 30, 11:25 AM

The New York Giants have declared OG Adam Snyder, OT Brandon Mosley, DL Cullen Jenkins, LB Jacquian Williams, CB Jayron Hosley, OT Justin Pugh, DL Mathias Kiwanuka inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Pugh being out will give the sometimes potent Jaguars pass rush an edge.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka ruled out    Sat Nov 29, 01:28 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) did not travel with the team and has been ruled out for Week 13.

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  Giants | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 28, 03:52 PM

New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), OT Adam Snyder (knee) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) have been ruled out for Week 13. DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) are listed as questionable, while LB Jameel McClain (knee), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring), FS Antrel Rolle (non-injury) and OG Geoff Schwartz (toe) are listed as probable. Jenkins, Snyder and Williams did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 28. Kiwanuka, Pugh and Schwartz were limited during practice, while McClain, Rodgers-Cromartie and Rolle fully participated in practice.

Footballguys view: Pugh's return would be a boon for an offensive line that is facing a resurgent Jaguars pass rush that gave Andrew Luck a lot of trouble last week. Consider it a small upgrade for Eli Manning if he is active.

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  Giants | Thursday practice report for Week 13    Thu Nov 27, 03:33 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), LB Jameel McClain (knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) and OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) all were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 27. OT Adam Snyder (knee), OG Geoff Schwartz (toe) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) all did not practice.

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  Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 13    Wed Nov 26, 02:01 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), LB Jameel McClain (knee), S Antrel Rolle (non-injury) and OL Adam Snyder (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps), OL Geoff Schwartz (toe) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) all were limited in practice.

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  Giants | Friday practice report for Week 12    Fri Nov 21, 02:26 PM

New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) all did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and have been ruled out. DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) was limited in practice and is probable.

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  Giants | Thursday practice report for Week 12    Thu Nov 20, 02:58 PM

New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

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  Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 12    Wed Nov 19, 02:30 PM

New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) was limited in practice.

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  Giants | Friday injury report for Week 11    Fri Nov 14, 02:53 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Jacquian Williams all did not practice Friday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11. DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), S Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all were limited in practice and are probable.

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  Giants | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 01:54 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. S Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck) and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited.

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  Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 11    Wed Nov 12, 02:56 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. FS Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all were limited in practice.

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  Giants | Friday practice report for Week 10    Fri Nov 7, 02:31 PM

New York Giants CB Zack Bowman (abdomen), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all were limited in practice and are questionable for the team's Week 10 game. OG Adam Snyder (knee) and OG Weston Richburg (ankle) both fully practiced and are probable. P Steve Weatherford (ankle, back) and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring) were both limited in practice and are probable.

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  Giants | Thursday practice report for Week 10    Thu Nov 6, 03:16 PM

New York Giants CB Zack Bowman (abdomen), OG Adam Snyder (knee) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 6. OG Weston Richburg (ankle), P Steve Weatherford (ankle, back), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring) all were limited in practice.

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  Giants | Defensive line changes coming    Sat Oct 25, 12:37 AM

New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) is expected to miss at least a few weeks, so DEs Robert Ayers and Mathias Kiwanuka could be asked to play interior positions more frequently in pass-rush situations. DT Jay Bromley is likely to be elevated to the active roster in Jenkins' absence, and there is a chance DT Damontre Moore could get more looks on the outside if Ayers and/or Kiwanuka are moved inside.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could be pushed for starting job    Mon Jul 14, 02:13 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka is considered the leading candidate for one of the starting defensive end jobs but could be pushed by DEs Robert Ayers and Damontre Moore for the job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Ayers never lived up to his first-round draft status in Denver, but he could be energized by a fresh start with the Giants. Moore has some upside but has yet to play up to his potential as a pro. The Giants could use some form of a rotation at the position if Kiwanuka doesn't look markedly better.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka takes pay cut    Tue Mar 18, 03:09 AM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka had his contract restructured to accommodate the signing of DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Kiwanuka sees his base salary decrease from $4.38 million to $1.5 million (with a $700,000 roster bonus and $125,000 worth of incentives) and the team nets just over $2 million in cap space.

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  Giants | Tension between two sides    Wed Dec 18, 08:33 AM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka said there is tension between the offense and defense of the team during Week 15. 'In the heat of the game, things need to be said if somebody's not getting the job done,' Kiwanuka said. 'Somebody needs to step up and tell them what is going on so we can get out of that fight with a win.'

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could be cap casualty    Sat Dec 7, 12:53 PM

The New York Giants could release DE Mathias Kiwanuka this offseason in order to gain some salary cap space.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Tuck go 100 percent    Mon Dec 2, 10:06 PM

New York Giants DEs Mathias Kiwanuka and Justin Tuck were each forced to play 100 percent of the defensive snaps in the Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Dec. 2, with the team shorthanded along the defensive line. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is dealing with a serious shoulder injury. Tuck feels he and Kiwanuka could tough it out for the whole month if need be. 'I think we can,' Tuck said Monday, Dec. 2. 'One thing we've been able to do all season is keep our bodies in great shape, staying on top of things in the weight room, making sure we're eating the right things. I think we're in good shape to go.'

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  Giants | Cullen Jenkins could start    Fri Nov 29, 04:23 PM

New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins could see some time at defensive tackle in Week 13 with DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) ruled out. DEs Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore will also likely see more snaps.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka suffers injury    Sun Oct 6, 01:57 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (rib) suffered a rib injury in the team's Week 5 game and is considered questionable to return.

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  Giants | Have used some 3-4 looks in practice    Tue Aug 6, 11:48 AM

The New York Giants usually use a strict 4-3 defensive alignment, but they have used some 3-4 formations or hybrid looks that ask their defensive ends to stand up and either play outside linebacker or at least look as though they might. The idea is to confuse the opposing offense and possibly to be in better position to react to run-heavy, read-option offenses like the Washington Redskins have, and perhaps the Philadelphia Eagles will use. DE Mathias Kiwanuka played linebacker last season before moving back to defensive end, and he is someone who can fit into this hybrid system nicely.

Footballguys view: This could definitely affect our IDP matchups for the Giants against those read-option teams. We'll be watching to see if other teams follow their lead and mix up fronts to match up against the read option running game.

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  Giants | Looking for fourth pass rusher    Wed Jul 24, 12:39 AM

The New York Giants need DLs Mathias Kiwanuka, Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck to get after the quarterback and improve the pass rush in 2013. With DL Osi Umenyiora (Falcons) gone, the team will be looking for a fourth pass rusher to emerge. DLs Damontre Moore, Adewale Ojomo, Adrian Tracy and Justin Trattou will all have opportunities to show what they can do during training camp and the preseason.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka happy to be back at DE    Sun Jun 9, 08:03 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka is happy to be back at his natural position, defensive end, on a full-time basis. Kiwanuka is working as the starting right defensive end spot while DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) recovers from surgery. 'It was a move I was looking forward to. I had a feeling it was coming,' Kiwanuka said.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka looking good    Fri Jun 7, 06:37 PM

New York Giants defensive line coach Robert Nunn said DE Mathias Kiwanuka has looked very good during organized team activities. 'Kiwi is off to a great start,' Nunn said. 'We will be able, I think, to get him more focused on staying at defensive end. He is really doing a good job so far managing it. Moving him around a little bit, at both sides of defensive end. We really like where he is from the mental standpoint and the way he has approached it in the offseason. He looks solid right now.'

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka to play defensive end    Thu Jun 6, 03:41 PM

New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka will take a starting position opposite Justin Tuck at defensive end while DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) recovers from back surgery. Kiwanuka was already moving back to defensive end before the Pierre-Paul surgery. 'There's no doubt in my mind,' Kiwanuka said of holding down the starting spot in Pierre-Paul's absence. 'That's the position I came into this league playing and I'm looking forward to the opportunity. Obviously we'd love to have him back and I'm sure he'll be back ready to go at a certain point. We're not gonna rush him back for any reason.'

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to defensive end    Thu Apr 18, 05:05 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to the defensive line, according to general manager Jerry Reese. 'Well I see him as still kind of a joker type player for us,'' Reese said. 'But from my view I think he will probably play more on the defensive line more than he played at linebacker in the past; just from my view. But that is Coach Coughlin's call."

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka likely to play exclusively at DE    Mon Mar 25, 04:28 PM

The New York Giants likely would move DE Mathias Kiwanuka to defensive end full-time next season if the team does not re-sign free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora this offseason.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to DL    Fri Mar 8, 10:18 PM

New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka could be moved back to defensive end if they team pursues a veteran linebacker in free agency or in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could continue playing DE, LB    Wed Feb 27, 04:11 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka could still line up at defensive end and linebacker next season even if impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora leaves in free agency.

Footballguys view: This is something to watch in IDP leagues, because Kiwanuka's value will shoot up if he is given a DE designation.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka restructures contract    Mon Feb 25, 02:44 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka has agreed to restructure his contract which will save the team $1 million in salary cap space for 2013. His 2013 salary cap figure has gone from $5.125 million to $4.125 million. His salary cap figures for 2014 and 2105 will go up slightly because of the restructuring.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could move to DE    Tue Feb 5, 11:49 PM

New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka could be moved to defensive end with LBs Chase Blackburn and Keith Rivers both free agents.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka may move to DE    Sun Jan 20, 05:01 PM

The New York Giants may have to use DE Mathias Kiwanuka at defensive end on a full-time basis next season if they lose impending free-agent DE Osi Umenyiora during the offseason. Kiwanuka has seen time at linebacker.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka excelled as a DL in Week 12     Thu Nov 29, 09:12 AM

New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka played exclusively as a defensive lineman in Week 12, both at tackle and end, as opposed to a lineman-linebacker role, and recorded six tackles, two sacks and three quarterback hits. 'I definitely love being down there,' Kiwanuka said. 'That's what I do naturally. As a football player, that's what I'm most used to.'

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka thinks game integrity compromised    Tue Sep 18, 02:16 PM

New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka thinks the integrity of NFL games has been compromised with the use of replacement officials.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka critical of replacement officials     Thu Sep 6, 12:38 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka said the replacement officials failed to call many holding penalties in Week 1. Kiwanuka claims he was held by the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line numerous times. 'I haven't been held this much since I was a baby,' Kiwanuka said after the game. 'You've got to understand that these refs have been put in a tough situation, without having weeks, months, years to prepare like the other refs had. It's definitely tough to come in and pick up the nuances of the NFL. I tip my hats to them, but you notice when the real refs aren't out there.'

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  Giants | Six questionable    Tue Sep 4, 01:14 PM

New York Giants OT William Beatty (back), LB Michael Boley (hamstring), CB Jayron Hosley (toe), LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) and DE Adrian Tracy (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Week 1. Hosley practiced in full Tuesday, Sept. 4, while the others were limited.

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  Giants | Three limited during practice    Mon Sep 3, 04:01 PM

New York Giants OT William Beatty (back), DE Adrian Tracy (hamstring) and LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) were limited during practice Monday, Sept. 3.

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  Giants | Three limited Sunday    Sun Sep 2, 03:46 PM

New York Giants OT William Beatty (back), DE Adrian Tracy (hamstring) and LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) were limited during practice Sunday, Sept. 2.

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  Giants | Four injured defenders expected to play in opener    Mon Aug 27, 10:05 PM

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Monday, Aug. 27, that he expects LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) and DE Justin Tuck (shoulder) to all play in the regular season opener Wednesday, Sept. 5, against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka should be ready for Week 1     Sat Aug 25, 08:10 AM

New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) said his groin injury is not believed to be serious and he should be available for Week 1. 'I feel good,' Kiwanuka said. 'I dont think it's anything serious, nothing that should affect me for the beginning of the season.'

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka injues groin    Fri Aug 24, 10:08 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) suffered a strained groin during the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 24.

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  Giants | Three familiar faces working as first-team LBs    Sat Jul 28, 01:35 AM

New York Giants LBs Chase Blackburn, Michael Boley and Mathias Kiwanuka were working as the first-team linebackers in practice Friday, July 27. Boley picked up the first interception of camp by stepping in front of a QB Eli Manning offering intended for WR Victor Cruz.

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  Giants | Osi Umenyiora receiving support     Thu May 31, 07:44 AM

New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora continues to sit out the team's voluntary offseason workouts and DL Mathias Kiwanuka says he certainly can understand why his teammate is frustrated. 'His situation ... he has been under contract in a bad deal for years now and anybody who looks at the situation would say, 'Well, this should have been taken care of a long time ago,'' Kiwanuka said. 'For whatever reason, it hasn't. So I understand his frustration.'

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  Giants | Osi Umenyiora critical of team     Mon Apr 30, 08:42 AM

New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora did not care for comments made by general manager Jerry Reese, who said Umenyiora has turned down multiple contract extension offers. Umenyiora said Reese's comments overlook the fact that the team's contract offers have been for far less money than he thinks he deserves, and far less than the $10.95 million guaranteed that DL Mathias Kiwanuka just got from the Giants. 'Last year I was offered incentives. This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF,' Umenyiora wrote in an email. 'I'm not making that up. Then Jerry tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down. And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious.'

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwauka contract update    Fri Apr 27, 04:50 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka received a $8.5 million signing bonus as well as $10.95 million in guaranteed money as part of his three-year contract extension.

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  Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka signs extension    Fri Apr 27, 02:59 PM

New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka signed to a three-year contract extension that will run through the 2015 season. He is scheduled to make $2.95 million in 2013, $4.375 million in 2014 and $4.775 million in 2015.

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