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Kiwi won't be easy to replace

With Mathias Kiwanuka on injured reserve after breaking leg Sunday against Detroit, how will the Giants replace him?

Kiwanuka's athleticism and ability to play linebacker and be a pass-rushing force off the defensive line have been a key tot eh defense. His value goes beyond his 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

At linebacker the Giants will likely use Reggie Torbor, who has not been impressive in other stints at linebacker, or virtually untested youngster Gerris Wilkinson.

Personally, I would like to see what Wilkinson can do. For two years the Giants have said they like his talent. Now it's time to find out if they are right.

On the defensive line, that's the end of the four defensive end alignment. Fred Robbins will likely have to play more down at defensive tackle and someone like Russell Davis will have to step up as a fill-in.

Unfortunately, no matter how you try to get past it the Kiwanuka injury is a devastating blow to this defense.

• The Giants signed former New England RB/FB Patrick Pass to take Kiwanuka's place on the roster.