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Giants | Thursday practice report for Week 13

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:33:00 -0800

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, 26 Nov 2014 11:01:58 -0800

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, 21 Nov 2014 11:26:57 -0800

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, 20 Nov 2014 11:58:04 -0800

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, 19 Nov 2014 11:30:24 -0800

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, 14 Nov 2014 11:53:02 -0800

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, 13 Nov 2014 10:54:33 -0800

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, 12 Nov 2014 11:56:20 -0800

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, 07 Nov 2014 11:31:53 -0800

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, 06 Nov 2014 12:16:04 -0800

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

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:37:07 -0700

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, 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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka takes pay cut

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.

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Giants | Tension between two sides

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could be cap casualty

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka, Justin Tuck go 100 percent

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."

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Giants | Cullen Jenkins could move to DE

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka suffers injury

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.

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Giants | Have used some 3-4 looks in practice

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.

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Giants | Looking for fourth pass rusher

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka happy to be back at DE

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka looking good

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka to play defensive end

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to defensive end

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka likely to play exclusively at DE

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to DL

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could continue playing DE, LB

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka restructures contract

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka may move to DE

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka excelled as a DL in Week 12

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka thinks game integrity compromised

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka critical 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."

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Giants | Six questionable

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.

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Giants | Three limited during practice

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.

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Giants | Three limited Sunday

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.

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Giants | Four injured defenders expected to play in opener

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka should be ready for Week 1

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka injures groin

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.

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Giants | Three familiar faces working as first-team LBs

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.

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Giants | Osi Umenyiora receiving support

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."

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Giants | Osi Umenyiora critical of team

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwauka contract update

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka signs 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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka could see more time at DE

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.

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Giants | Several could be candidates for new contracts

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.

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Giants | Ready to play right now

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."

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka to play Super Bowl in hometown

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka fined $7,500

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka shaken up

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.

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Giants | Mathias Kiwanuka might be used more on line

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.

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