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The Giants quietly gave a new deal to Umenyiora’s teammate, Mathias Kiwanuka according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. They signed the linebacker (and sometimes defensive end) to a three-year contract extension recently, even though he still had one year left on the two-year contract he signed just eight months ago.
The full terms of the deal were not immediately available, but the base salaries were listed on the NFL Players Association's website. Kiwanuka had his 2012 base salary lowered from $4 million to $950,000 and is now scheduled to make $2.95 million in 2013, $4.375 million in 2014 and $4.775 million in 2015.
The 29-year-old Kiwanuka played well last season in his return from a herniated disc in his neck which forced him to miss the last 13 games of the 2010 season. He only had 3 ˝ sacks, but he had a career-high 84 tackles and his coaches often spoke of his improved play against the run.
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