When Mathias Kiwanuka signed a contract extension with the New York Giants earlier this year, he understood his job was to be a wild card in the defense.
Kiwanuka is somewhat of a rarity in the NFL. A two-position player, the seven-year veteran is listed on the roster as a linebacker, but he plays as much on the defensive line, his natural position.
This past week in the Giants' impressive 38-10 win over Green Bay, Kiwanuka spent the entire game on the line because coordinator Perry Fewell wanted a little more pressure on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Kiwanuka led the charge, snaring two of the five sacks for the NFC East-leading Giants (7-4).
Where Kiwanuka plays Monday night against quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins (5-6) remains to be seen. Even the 29-year-old doesn't know where he will be.
''I want to be able to be on the field, be prepared, and be effective,'' Kiwanuka said Wednesday in a conference call. ''That's my main thing. If I'm out th...