Giants Move Kiwanuka to Defensive End, Open Talks With Strahan
The New York Giants have moved Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end and reportedly have begun discussions with Michael Strahan about the possibility of him coming out of retirement.
Both developments come in reaction to the Giants learning Sunday that defensive end Osi Umenyiora would miss the entire season because of cartilage damage in his knee suffered during a preseason game Saturday night against the New York Jets.
Kiwanuka is a former first-round draft pick who was moved to outside linebacker last season because of the Giants' logjam at defensive end with Strahan, Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. But now Strahan is retired, at least for now, and Umenyiora is lost for the season, so Kiwanuka is being shifted back.
Talks reportedly have begun between the Giants and Strahan, who is an NFL analyst for Fox and is said to be vacationing in Greece this week. It probably would take a lucrative contract offer by the Giants for Strahan to consider a return.
By Mark Maske |
August 25, 2008; 4:09 PM ET
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