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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 could seek more pass-rush help

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
The Giants' pass rush fell way off this season, which could lead them to seek more DE help from the draft.

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 reach extension with Kiwanuka

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
The Giants have reached a three-year, $12 million extension with DE Mathias Kiwanuka. He is now under contract with the team through 2015.

'Gronk' doesn't practice; Vollmer a 'possibility' for Sunday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick said Rob Gronkowski didn't practice Monday and OT Sebastian Vollmer is a "possibility" to play Sunday, in our SB notebook.

Giants' pass rush must maintain recent excellence

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
If the Giants are going to beat the Falcons in the wild-card matchup on Sunday, the pass rush will have to remain a hot topic.

Rodgers, Kiwanuka and Peterson named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka and Cardinals PR-CB Patrick Peterson were named NFC Players of Week Nine.

Kiwanuka 'returning to the big blue'

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
DE-OLB Mathias Kiwanuka is re-signing with the Giants, as reported by a tweet from his teammate, DT Justin Tuck.

Giants can't be stunned by Umenyiora unhappiness

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The on-again, off-again relationship between the Giants and DE Osi Umenyiora hit another snag with the news that Umenyiora said GM Jerry Reese lied to him about his contract.

Reports: Giants tender RB Bradshaw, WR Smith

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
The Giants placed restricted free-agent tenders on six players, including RB Ahmad Bradshaw, on Tuesday.

Giants' Kiwanuka gets medical clearance to continue career

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Hours after expressing doubt about the future playing career of Mathias Kiwanuka, Giants GM Jerry Reese released a statement that was much more optimistic about the 27-year-old.

Giants waiting on Kiwanuka medical reports

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The Giants are stuck in limbo, not only with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, but also with the health of injured DE-OLB Mathias Kiwanuka.

Eagles need to shore up defensive line

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
Philadelphia's four-man rotation at defensive tackle has to improve, and it's quite possible that DT Brodrick Bunkley or one of his DT mates may not return next season, according to NFC East Whispers.

Dixon unlikely to give up Eagles' DT job

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Although Brodrick Bunkley is expected back from injury soon, don't expect him to regain the starting DT job from Antonio Dixon, who has impressed the Eagles, according to NFC East Whispers.

Report: Giants to place OLB Kiwanuka on I.R., sign CB-KR Blackmon

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
According to a report from the Newark Star Ledger, the Giants will place OLB-DE Mathias Kiwanuka on injured reserve in order to free up a roster spot for CB-KR Will Blackmon, who worked out for the team Wednesday and reportedly ...

Cowboys' Buehler still must improve kickoffs

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 10:29 p.m. ET
Although he led the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs last season, Cowboys PK David Buehler is struggling this year, according to NFC East Whispers.

Giants DE Kiwanuka out vs. Bears

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka, who is tied for second in the NFL with four sacks, will miss Sunday's game vs. the Bears due to a bulging cervical disc in his neck.

Scout's Notebook: Giants SLB Mathias Kiwanuka

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Giants OLB Mathias Kiwanuka from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

Giants' defense makes marked improvement

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Giants' defense — which gave up 427 points a year ago — appeared markedly improved in its first contest under new coordinator Perry Fewell.

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.

Brother of Giants' Kiwanuka critically injured

Posted May 28, 2010 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
The brother of Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka was critically injured Friday in Indianapolis when his motorcycle struck a car. Mathias, who was riding a separate motorcycle, avoided the car and escaped injury.

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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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