Mathias Kiwanuka
Mathias Kiwanuka
37-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mathias Kiwanuka in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Giants in February of 2015.
DEFree Agent
February 24, 2015
Kiwanuka was released by the Giants on Tuesday, NFL.com's Kimberly Jones reports.
ANALYSIS
The 32nd overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Kiwanuka has 38.5 sacks over nine NFL seasons, all spent with Big Blue. He only had 2.5 sacks in 12 games in 2014, and while his knee should be healthy before training camp, he may have trouble landing a starting job.
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Measurables Review
How do Mathias Kiwanuka's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
267 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.70 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.27 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
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Starting veteran defensive end, opposite Jason Pierre-Paul now that Justin Tuck is gone. Having a strong camp.
Kiwanuka will serve as a situational pass-rusher behind Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul for the Giants in 2013.
Starting strong side outside linebacker is hampered by his position where he typically faces extra blockers. Kiwanuka is also a very capable pass rusher and can lineup at end on passing downs.
Strong side linebacker, could be a good source of sacks if he stays healthy.
First-rate pass rusher will be a big part of the team's defensive line rotation, but Osi Umenyiora could push him for a starting job. Either way, Kiwanuka should be on the field a lot and could approach double-digit sacks.
Kiwanuka gives the Giants a third top-flight pass rusher to go along with Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora. Kiwanuka isn't like to start, but on passing downs Tuck will move to the interior of the line with Kiwanuka playing on the end. Double digit sacks are possible, but Kiwanuka is unlikely to be an every down player.
Returning from a broken fibula, Kiwanuka will be the team's starting strong side linebacker and top pass rushing threat from the linebacking corps. There's also a chance he could see time at defensive end.
Kiwanuka will bring his big-time pass rushing skills to strong side linebacker this season. If he qualifies at defensive end in your leagues, that could be a bonus, but keep in mind that he'll have less chances to make tackles with the tight end blocking him on the strong side. Still, he has the pass-rushing skills to approach double-digit sacks as a linebacker, especially with teams scheming to block Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora.
The Giants first round pick in 2006 is a pass-rushing specialist, with great quickness and tremendous burst. His long arms and good height will allow him to bat down passes at the line as well. The Giants vow to work Kiwanuka into the defense during his rookie season, but with Pro Bowlers Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and quality reserve DE Justin Tuck around, it's hard to see him making a major IDP impact.
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Mathias Kiwanuka: (Knee) Placed on Injured Reserve
DENew York Giants
Knee
December 2, 2014
The Giants placed Kiwanuka (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.
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DENew York Giants
Knee
November 29, 2014
Kiwanuka (knee) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record reports.
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DENew York Giants
December 22, 2013
Kiwanuka had six tackles (four solo), two sacks, and a pass defensed Sunday against the Lions.
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DENew York Giants
Ribs
October 6, 2013
Kiwanuka returned to Sunday's game against the Eagles a few minutes after leaving with a rib injury, the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports.
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DENew York Giants
Ribs
October 6, 2013
Kiwanuka suffered a rib injury in the first half of Sunday's game against the Eagles, the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano reports. His return is questionable.
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