EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he
broke his left leg against Detroit.
To fill Kiwanuka's roster spot, the Giants signed running back
Patrick Pass, a member of three Super Bowl championship teams with
the New England Patriots.
Kiwanuka, the team's top draft pick in 2006, was injured on the
second play of Sunday's game when teammate Osi Umenyiora fell on
him while they were pursuing running back Kevin Jones.
Reggie Torbor replaced Kiwanuka in the Giants' 16-10 win.
The 5-foot-11, 238-pound Pass played in 78 regular-season games
with 11 starts for New England. He played in all nine postseason
games for the Patriots in 2001, 2003 and 2004 and started at
fullback in one Super Bowl.
In 2006, Pass played in three games before going on injured
reserve with a hamstring injury. He was in training camp with the
Houston Texans this summer, but was released on Aug. 28.