Kiwi to Move, Dahl Done For Season
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Posted Aug 25, 2008

The Giants made the more reasonable move to replace the injured Osi Umenyiora by shifting Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end after one season at linebacker.

Michael Strahan’s return is still on hold – at best.

"There hasn't been any discussion that iIve been involved in there," Coughlin said after a morning walk-through. "We're going to explore every option that's available. The last time I talked with Michael he had accepted his new challenge and was very happy about that."

Speaking of accepting challenges, Kiwanuka is ready for his.

“The move was always to get the most quality people on the field and Mathias accepted every job we’ve offered and every task we’ve presented him with,” Coughlin said. “I talked with him yesterday and he was more than ready to do whatever we wanted him to do that was in the best interest of the team.”

Coughlin didn't want to speculate further about Strahan's intentions and said there is no time table for a decision on that front. He added that even though Strahan missed training camp last year, "his mentality was different."

Danny Clark will play the strong side in place of Kiwanuka and Gerris Wilkinson will play the weak side. Rookie Bryan Kehl also remains a contender to play either postion.

In other injury news, S Craig Dahl, who missed the end of the 2007 season with an ACL tear, tore his other ACL against the Jets.

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