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Mathias Kiwanuka

Mathias Kiwanuka - #94 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 267 lbs.
Birthday 03/08/1983
Birthplace Indianapolis, IN
College Boston College
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 32nd pick by Giants

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Giants trade for Rosenfels, Reynaud

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
The Giants strengthened their thin QB and kick-return positions late Friday, acquiring veteran QB Sage Rosenfels and KR-RB Darius Reynaud from the Vikings in exchange for a 2011 fifth-round draft choice and a conditional 2012 pick based on how much ...

Burress denied work release

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Plaxico Burress has been denied work release and will have to serve his full prison term, according to the Associated Press.

Giants place QB Sorgi, WR Moss on I.R.

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
While cutting the roster down to 75 players Tuesday, the Giants placed two veterans on season-ending injured reserve.

Taylor, Hicks fined for Saturday's scuffle

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Giants WR Hakeem Nicks and Steelers CB Ike Taylor $10,000 each for their fight during last Saturday's preseason game.

Giants experimenting with Bulluck at SLB

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Giants signed Keith Bulluck with the idea that he would be their middle linebacker, but that's not where he might end up.

Giants C O'Hara to miss rest of preseason

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:53 p.m. ET
Giants C Shaun O'Hara will miss the rest of the preseason with left Achilles tendinitis and ankle swelling.

Giants CB Ross sidelined by right foot injury

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
Giants CB Aaron Ross' availability for Week One is in jeopardy. He has a tear in the plantar fascia in his right foot and likely will miss the team's remaining two preseason games.

Eli Manning will play Saturday

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
After missing the Giants' second preseason game to recover from a forehead injury, QB Eli Manning will return to the field Saturday against the Ravens.

Sorgi unable to make throwing motion

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Giants QB Jim Sorgi's shoulder injury is worse than he thought. Eli Manning's backup is unable to make a throwing motion due to his right shoulder injury.

Giants sign OL Shawn Andrews

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m. ET
The Giants announced Friday that they have signed two-time Pro Bowl OG Shawn Andrews, a former first-round draft choice of the Eagles.

Cruz no one-game wonder for Giants

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 2 p.m. ET
Who is Victor Cruz? The undrafted rookie from Massachusetts was a star against the Jets, catching six passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns, and has a real shot to make the Giants.

Giants add rookie QB Randolph

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
With injuries keeping Eli Manning and Jim Sorgi out of Wednesday's practice, the Giants signed rookie QB Dominic Randolph to add some depth at the position.

Eli Manning will not play Saturday

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Eli Manning said he feels fine after Monday night's head injury that required 12 stitches, but the Giants aren't taking any risks and he will sit out Saturday's preseason game.

Giants getting hit hard at tight end

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The injury bug has hit the Giants hard at tight end, with four of the team's top five tight ends lost for various lengths of time.

Umenyiora set to play through hip injury

Posted Aug. 08, 2010 @ 8:03 a.m. ET
Giants DE Osi Umenyiora has not had the smoothest offseason, but he admitted that he made selfish demands and said he thinks he made the right choice in not having hip surgery.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 27, 2012
The New York Giants have signed Kiwanuka to a three-year contract extension. Kiwanuka will earn more than $21 million, including an $8.5 million signing bonus, under terms of the deal, which was posted on the NFL Players Association website. He base salary will only be $950,000 next season but his salaries over the final three years will be $2.95 million, $4.375 million and $4.775 million. The deal also includes incentives.||||||| The Super Bowl champions announced the deal Friday, a day after they signed veteran defensive tackle Shaun Rogers. The 29-year-old Kiwanuka appeared in all 20 games last season, playing strongside linebacker on first and second downs and as a lineman in passing situations. The seven-year veteran finished fourth on the team with 81 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, 13 tackles for losses, nine quarterback hits, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Posted Oct. 10, 2010
Kiwanuka has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Houston Texans.||||||| Kiwanuka remains out of action as he continues to deal with a bulging disc.
Posted Oct. 01, 2010
The New York Giants have placed Kiwanuka on injured reserve with a neck injury.||||||| Kiwanuka, who was having an outstanding season with four sacks in the first three games, was diagnosed with a cervical disk problem earlier this month and has not played the last four games. The Giants hoped Kiwanuka, whose contract expires after this season, would respond to treatment and be able to play again this season, but doctors recently told him to shut it down.
Posted June 08, 2010
Kiwanuka is giving up his motorcycle. The New York Giants defensive end has decided to end his riding days in the wake of a motorcycle accident that seriously injured his older brother about 10 days ago in Indianapolis.||||||| Kiwanuka was riding on a separate motorcycle at the time of the accident and did not fall. "You go through something like that and you realize how much of a gift life is and how short it can be," Kiwanuka said. "(You) just try to make better decisions and for me, in the position I was in watching that and knowing what I have left to do, not in just football but on this Earth, it's enough to wake you up and realize there are better ways to have fun."
Posted May 28, 2010
Indianapolis police say the brother of Kiwanuka has been critically injured in a motorcycle accident on the city's northwest side.||||||| Police say the Kiwanuka brothers were riding separate motorcycles at high speed on Lafayette Road on Friday when a car pulled out of an apartment complex and 32-year-old Benedict Kiwanuka struck it. Police say he was thrown about 100 feet and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

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