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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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Cowboys romp past Giants to open season

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 11:49 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw three TD passes to lead the Cowboys over the Giants in the NFL season opener on Wednesday night.

Report: Witten offers to sign waiver to play

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ noon ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is doubtful for Wednesday's opener vs. the Giants but is reportedly willing to sign a medical waiver so he can play.

2012 Power Rankings

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Last season's Super Bowl champions, the Giants, open the 2012 season atop Pro Football Weekly's Power Rankings.

Witten doubtful, Nicks questionable for opener

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten is doubtful for Wednesday night’s NFL season opener against the Giants, and Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is questionable.

Giants will start Locklear at left tackle

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Giants will replace starting OLT Will Beatty with journeyman Sean Locklear in the season opener against the Cowboys.

No new labor talks scheduled for refs, NFL

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
After meeting this weekend, the NFL and the referees' union have no further talks planned.

Giants re-sign Petrus after Jones fails physical

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
One day after releasing him, the Giants re-signed OG Mitch Petrus on Sunday.

Cowboys have to wait for CT scan on Witten

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Cowboys TE Jason Witten won't know until Tuesday if he will be cleared to play in the season opener.

Bucs sign RB Ware, claim four others off waivers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The signed former Giants reserve RB D.J. Ware and released CB Brandon McDonald on Saturday.

Giants awarded OT Jones on waivers, cut Petrus

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Giants have been awarded OT D.J. Jones on waivers from the Eagles.

Giants CB Amukamara probably won't play vs. Dallas

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Giants CB Prince Amukamara probably will miss the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys because of a high ankle sprain.

Giants cut RB Ware

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Giants cut veteran RB D.J. Ware on Friday. Ware was a member of the last two Super Bowl-winning Giants teams.

Report: Suspension of Giants' Sash upheld

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Giants S Tyler Sash's four-game suspension has been upheld, PFW Giants correspondent Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reported Tuesday.

Giants place DT Canty, TE Beckum on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
The Giants cut their roster down Monday, including placing DT Chris Canty and TE Travis Beckum on the reserve/PUP list.

Giants CB Amukamara carted off with leg injury

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
Giants CB Prince Amukamara was carted off the field in the first quarter of a preseason game vs. the Bears Friday night with a lower-leg injury.

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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