During Giants' OTA's in June, Giants.com's Michael Eisen took a look at Mathias Kiwanuka's move to full time Defensive End:
The decision to return Mathias Kiwanuka to defensive end fulltime was made long before Jason Pierre-Paul had back surgery earlier this week. But it certainly looks more prescient now that the two-time Pro Bowler has begun a recovery and rehabilitation period that is expected to be approximately 12 weeks long.
"Having another man down means that we've all got to step up, and I'm ready to do the job," Kiwanuka said today after the Giants' organized team activity.
It's a job he's done previously. Kiwanuka was a first-round draft choice as a defensive end in 2006. He moved to strongside linebacker the following year, back to end in 2008 and returned the next season to linebacker, where he spent most of the last four seasons. After Osi Umenyiora left as a free agent this offseason, Kiwanuka moved back to the front of the defense. With JPP out, he is now the first-team right end... READ FULL ARTICLE
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