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February 2, 2012

Meet the New York Giants


Mathias Kiwanuka

OLB (94), 6-5, 267, 6th season, Boston College

Played college ball in New England and is native of Indianapolis ... Can also play on the line, often will be up there in pass-rush situations ... First-round pick (32nd) overall in 2006 who has displayed versatility throughout career ... Giants will try to mix his responsibilities to confuse Patriots; Kiwanuka could wind up on All-Pro TE Rob Gronkowski at times.

Chase Blackburn

MLB (93), 6-4, 242, 7th season, Akron

Spent most of regular season out of league, was re-signed on Nov. 30 and has started each postseason game ... Excels on special teams ... Plugged big hole in middle of defense when he rejoined team ... Led Giants with seven tackles against San Francisco, is second on team with 19 postseason tackles.

Michael Boley

OLB (59), 6-3, 230, 7th season, Southern Mississippi

Signed as free agent in 2010 from Atlanta, where his career seemed on decline ... Very active player, had 91 tackles this season ... Always trying to shake the ball loose, has eight forced fumbles and seven recoveries in career ... Noted for mocking Aaron Rodgers' celebrations during win at Green Bay.

Corey Webster

LCB, (23), 6-0, 200, 7th season, LSU

Best cover cornerback on Giants ... Makes big plays in big spots, including interception of Brett Favre to set up winning field goal in January 2008 NFC title game ... Has started for most of career, with 16 career interceptions, including team-high six this season ... Occasionally will blitz ... Could be matched up at times with one of New England's dangerous TEs.

Kenny Phillips

SS (21), 6-2, 217, 4th season, Miami, Fla.

First-round pick in 2008 who has battled back from major knee surgery and started 15 games this season ... Has improved his tackling late in season and playoffs ... Had four interceptions in 2011 ... Also will see lots of Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

Antrel Rolle

FS, (26), 6-0, 206, 6th season, Miami, Fla.

Played on losing Cardinals in 2009 Super Bowl, a memory he says "will stay with me forever. But I don't talk about losing." ... Signed as free agent in 2010, led Giants with 96 tackles this season, and has drastically improved his coverage in last six weeks ... Very active in playoffs with 21 tackles ... Has a good feel for where the ball will go.

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