Banana Stock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After nine years with the team, the New York Giants have released defensive end/linebacker Mathius Kiwanuka.
Kiwanuka was a member of two Super Bowl teams and amassed 38.5 sacks in his Giants career.
“The thing that has always impressed me about Kiwi is how serious he is about the game,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said in a release. “He was always prepared and always in outstanding condition and played very hard.”
“And he had some nasty in him,” he continued. “I always felt like you could count on certain things from him: eight [or] nine sacks, harass the quarterback, and you could move him around, inside, outside. He is dependable, reliable and there is no question about his professionalism. His character and professionalism and serious approach to the game will be missed.”
Now quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie are the only remaining members of the 2007 Super Bowl team.
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