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RoanokeFan
04-27-2012, 04:37 PM
GIANTS SIGN MATHIAS KIWANUKA TO THREE-YEAR, $ 16.5 MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION THROUGH 2015 (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_sign_mathias_kiwnauka_t.html)

"If <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/04/giants_osi_umenyiora_uncertain.html">Osi
Umenyiora was unhappy with his situation</a> the other day, he can't possibly be
pleased with the news the Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants)slipped
through the back door recently.


The team signed linebacker/defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka to a three-year
contract extension through the 2015 season, according to NFL Players Association
records. (Good eyes by Ralph Vacchiano, <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/TheBlueScreen/status/195947928890769409">who noted
the extension first</a>.)</p>


According to someone who viewed the contract details, the total value of the
contract is $21.75 million over four years. The "new" money is $16.5 million
over three years (2013-15). Kiwanuka received a signing bonus of $8.5 million
and gets $10.95 million in guarantees.</p>


In an email, Umenyiora only addressed his pleasure his teammate and friend,
not his situation.</p>


"Well, I can say I'm happy for Kiwi, that's for sure," Umenyiora wrote. "He
deserves it, after all he has been through. It's a good move by them."</p>


A few minutes later, he added, "It's business. I don't feel anything but
happy for Kiwi honestly. My situation will take care of itself soon."</p>


<a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/07/giants_to_re-sign_mathias_kiwa.html">Kiwanuka
had signed a two-year deal last summer</a> while an unrestricted free agent
following a neck issue that kept him out of the final 13 games of the 2010
season. He was scheduled to earn $4 million in base salary this season but that
figure has now been lowered to $950,000.</p>


Kiwanuka's base salaries for 2012-15 are: $2.95 million, $4.375 million and
$4.775 million.</p>


(I'm waiting on the full numbers on the deal. Will get them to you as soon as
possible.)</p>


Kiwanuka, 29, had only 3 sacks last season but was credited with a
career-high 84 tackles and was a big part of the team's run defense by keeping
containment on the outside. He also proved his herniated disk was not an issue
despite plenty of repeated contact with opposing blockers and ball carriers. He
participated in 77.9 percent of the team's defensive snaps.</p>


Why this extension was kept on the hush for this long and not leaked is
unclear at this point.</p>


* * * *</p>


One other contract note: DT Shaun Rogers deal is for the veteran minimum, as
expected: one year, $925,000.</p>

YATittle1962
04-27-2012, 04:37 PM
good for KIwi

he deserves it

NYG4lifeNYK
04-27-2012, 04:41 PM
LOVE it!

Glad to have Kiwi locked up for another 4 years

Serg812
04-27-2012, 04:43 PM
HELL YES

Harooni
04-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Oh boy. Osi is going to whine soon.

RoanokeFan
04-27-2012, 04:51 PM
I have to laugh at the last line:

"Why this extension was kept on the hush for this long and not leaked is
unclear at this point."

What is is about fans and media heads that feel they are "entitled" to know details about a player's contract negotiations??? This is how contract negotiations should be handled, privately.

Toadofsteel
04-27-2012, 04:53 PM
more writing on the wall for osi...

King Sully
04-27-2012, 04:54 PM
kiwi is the consummate GIANT.

RoanokeFan
04-27-2012, 04:54 PM
Oh boy. Osi is going to whine soon.

Going to?[8-)]

RoanokeFan
04-27-2012, 04:55 PM
kiwi is the consummate GIANT.

He's done everything asked of him and done it well.

FBomb
04-27-2012, 04:57 PM
Love it....Team player and goes about his business quietly. </P>


You just KNOW Osi is going to let his mouth get the best of him sooner rather than later.</P>

Morehead State
04-27-2012, 05:00 PM
They extended the right guy.</P>


It could very well be still that Osi is dealt as early as tonight. Could be a tool to move up in the second round.</P>


Just a possibility. Not aprediction.</P>

giantsfan420
04-27-2012, 05:01 PM
They extended the right guy.</P>


It could very well be still that Osi is dealt as early as tonight.* Could be a tool to move up in the second round.</P>


Just a possibility.* Not a*prediction.</P>

could see that happening, could also see the money saved by extending kiwi given to osi to shut him the hell up so he can retire a giant

Redeyejedi
04-27-2012, 05:01 PM
good for KIwi

he deserves itThis is outstanding news. I was a little worried about the DE situation after this season this makes me feel a lot better

FBomb
04-27-2012, 05:03 PM
They extended the right guy.</P>


It could very well be still that Osi is dealt as early as tonight. Could be a tool to move up in the second round.</P>


Just a possibility. Not aprediction.</P>


</P>


I hope it's enough to get us to 40 or better, otherwise I would keep Osi and make him play out his contract.</P>

miked1958
04-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Oh boy. Osi is going to whine soon.
I would have rather had them resign Osi. He is more of an impact player down for down imo

Vtgmenfan89
04-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Osi is more than likely gone tonight if not then early tomorrow. Depends who we really like in 2nd and 3rd and if we feel like moving up or picking up an extra pick. Good for kiwi, really glad we'll still have 3 solid d ends regardless of what happens with osi

ShakeNBake
04-27-2012, 05:20 PM
I am very happy to see that Kiwi, who is a consummate professional got a new contract. Some other players on our team should follow suit in regards to etiquette.

GreenZone
04-27-2012, 06:28 PM
I have to laugh at the last line:

"Why this extension was kept on the hush for this long and not leaked is
unclear at this point."

What is is about fans and media heads that feel they are "entitled" to know details about a player's contract negotiations??? This is how contract negotiations should be handled, privately.


How true, except my interpretation is that sentence would have been more honestly written as:
"Why I had no clue and had to go to the competition to find this one out is because I messed up at this point."

TopleyBird
04-27-2012, 06:29 PM
glad to hear this. one of my favorite giants, the guy is a professional through and through

nycsportzfan
04-27-2012, 06:39 PM
Good stuff.. Kiwi is versatile, which Reese loves and hes been a solid former 1st rd pick for us.. Very happy with the signing..

G-Men Surg.
04-27-2012, 07:06 PM
more writing on the wall for osi...
All the walls on MetLife Stadium for that matter.

G-Men Surg.
04-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Huge news, I'm happy and excited to have Kiwi on board . Class act !

RoanokeFan
04-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Huge news, I'm happy and excited to have Kiwi on board . Class act !

[B]

G-Men Surg.
04-27-2012, 07:25 PM
Huge news, I'm happy and excited to have Kiwi on board . Class act !

[B]

May I have another one please !

RoanokeFan
04-27-2012, 07:31 PM
Huge news, I'm happy and excited to have Kiwi on board . Class act !

[B]

May I have another one please !

[B] [B] [B]

That should hold until I get back from the other end of the bar [;)]

G-Men Surg.
04-27-2012, 07:33 PM
Huge news, I'm happy and excited to have Kiwi on board . Class act !

[B]

May I have another one please !

[B]* [B]* [B]

That should hold until I get back from the other end of the bar* [;)]

Ha, ha, ha, thanks Ro !