According to the Newark Star-Ledger, now that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is out for the next several weeks after undergoing back surgery, Mathias Kiwanuka will slide into his starting spot until further notice.
“To be able to slap your hand in the ground and not have to worry about going from one position to the other, it makes it more comfortable when you’re out there,” Kiwanuka said. “I’m not going to lie about that.
“It was a move I was looking forward to. I had a feeling it was coming.”
Kiwanuka believes he can make a big impact as a defensive end.
“There’s no doubt in my mind,” Kiwanuka said. “That’s the position I came in this league playing and I’m looking forward to the opportunity.
“I’m ready to go. It’s easy for me to slide back into that position because that’s what I’ve been doing.”