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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:13:16 -0700
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.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:09:59 -0700
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.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:33:26 -0800
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."
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 09:53:14 -0800
The New York Giants could release DE Mathias Kiwanuka this offseason in order to gain some salary cap space.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:06:12 -0800
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."
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:23:16 -0800
New York Giants DT Cullen Jenkins could see some time at defensive end in Week 13 with DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) ruled out. DEs Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore will also likely see more snaps.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 10:57:55 -0700
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (rib) suffered a rib injury in the team's Week 5 game and is considered questionable to return.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:48:48 -0700
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.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:39:06 -0700
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.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:03:48 -0700
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.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:37:19 -0700
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."
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:41:36 -0700
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."
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:05:02 -0700
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."
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:28:01 -0700
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.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:18:27 -0800
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.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:11:25 -0800
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.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:44:01 -0800
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.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:01:38 -0800
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.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 06:12:11 -0800
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."
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 11:16:30 -0700
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka thinks the integrity of NFL games has been compromised with the use of replacement officials.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:38:32 -0700
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."
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:14:03 -0700
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.
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:01:07 -0700
New York Giants OT William Beatty (back), DE Adrian Tracy (hamstring) and LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) were limited during practice Monday, Sept. 3.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:46:01 -0700
New York Giants OT William Beatty (back), DE Adrian Tracy (hamstring) and LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) were limited during practice Sunday, Sept. 2.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:05:53 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:10:14 -0700
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."
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 19:08:42 -0700
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) suffered a strained groin during the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 24.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:35:12 -0700
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.
Thu, 31 May 2012 04:44:14 -0700
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."
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:42:14 -0700
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."
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:50:21 -0700
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.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:59:11 -0700
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.
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:40:37 -0700
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka could see more time at defensive end this season after splitting his time at linebacker and defensive end last season.
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:17:18 -0800
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, DE Justin Tuck, LB Mathias Kiwanuka and CB Corey Webster could be candidates to receive contract extensions in the near future.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 06:46:53 -0800
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka said Monday, Jan. 30, that he and his teammates are completely focused and could step onto the field and play Super Bowl XLVI right now. "It was all business," Kiwanuka said of the flight to Indianapolis. "We have been ready to go. We could have lined up and played yesterday if we had to, so everybody is just focused and ready to get the game going."
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:56:48 -0800
New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka will play in his hometown of Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 5. It is special for more than one reason, as his family, expectant fiancée and brother will be in attendance. His brother Ben was in a near-fatal motorcycle accident in May 2010 when he and Kiwanuka were riding together.
Sat, 10 Dec 2011 12:23:13 -0800
New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka has been fined $7,500 for unnecessary penalty he received in Week 13.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:11:07 -0800
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (cramps) cramped up in the fourth quarter of the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and was able to walk off under his own power. He was able to return after one play.
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:06:31 -0700
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka, who has shifted back to linebacker over the past few games, might be used more along the defensive line if DL Jason Pierre-Paul (neck, head) cannot play.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:20:14 -0700
New York Giants DL/LB Mathias Kiwanuka said he would like to get after the quarterback more often and collect more sacks. Kiwanuka has sacrificed his coveted pass-rushing role to shuttle between linebacker and defensive end this season, compensating for injuries and inexperience along the defense. According to a source familiar with Kiwanuka's contract, his contract has sack-based incentives. Kiwanuka admits that he wants to spend the remainder of the season in opposing quarterbacks' faces. "It's important to me to get sacks," Kiwanuka said.
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:26:48 -0700
New York Giants DL Jason Pierre-Paul is tied for second in the NFL with seven sacks this year, which is more than DLs Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora combined. The trio has six combined sacks.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:19:18 -0700
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) said Friday, Sept. 2, that he feels good, and he will play in the regular season opener Sept. 11 against the Washington Redskins.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 11:51:46 -0700
New York Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) said he is fine and expects to be able to play Week 1.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:43:04 -0700
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (groin) suffered a groin injury early in the second quarter of the preseason game Monday, Aug. 29, against the New York Jets. "This is not serious at all," Kiwanuka said. "It is one of those things that in the preseason you want to make sure you are healthy. Confident I will be back when the season starts if not sooner than that."
Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:56:44 -0700
New York Giants linebackers coach Jim Hermann said that DE Mathias Kiwanuka will play at outside linebacker on first and second downs this season. Hermann said Kiwanuka can play anywhere the team decides on third down.
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 13:25:01 -0700
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka said he knew he likely would be playing outside linebacker if he re-signed with the Giants. He said he is comfortable playing at either defensive end or linebacker.
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:50:13 -0700
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka has been working with the first-team defense at outside linebacker and head coach Tom Coughlin said Kiwaunka will stay at linebacker for the time being.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:40:13 -0700
Free-agent DE Mathias Kiwanuka (Giants) said he will be re-signing with the New York Giants as long as he is able to pass his physical. The two sides have agreed on a two-year deal.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:19:04 -0700
The New York Giants have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: LB Chase Blackburn, OG Kevin Boothe, TE Kevin Boss, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, LB Keith Bulluck, WR Michael Clayton, DT Barry Cofield, S Deon Grant, WR Derek Hagan, DB Michael Johnson, DE Mathias Kiwanuka, WR Steve E. Smith, QB Jim Sorgi, DE Dave Tollefson and LB Gerris Wilkinson.
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:28:53 -0700
Free-agent DE Mathias Kiwanuka (Giants) are expected to receive interest from teams that can give him a starting job at defensive end.