The Giants have added another new face to their defense.
Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the Giants have signed linebacker Keenan Robinson. Robinson joins defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive tackle Damon Harrison and cornerback Janoris Jenkins as additions to a unit that struggled throughout the 2015 season. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, but it’s safe to assume that Robinson’s payout won’t approach what those three are getting from the Giants.
The Giants know Robinson well as he spent the first four years of his career with the Redskins. He was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and has played 36 games in his career after missing the entire 2013 season with a torn pectoral.
Robinson started 21 games the last two seasons, although he dealt with injuries again in 2015, and recorded 172 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions while playing inside on the Washington defense. The Giants are thin in that area with Jon Beason gone and Jasper Brinkley a free agent. In a perfect world, Robinson would solidify that spot in a similar way that Antonio Pierce did after the Giants signed him away from the Redskins.