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KEENAN ROBINSON SIGNING OFFICIAL…
The New York Giants have officially announced the signing of unrestricted free agent linebacker Keenan Robinson (Washington Redskins). The contract is reportedly a 1-year deal worth up to $3.5 million.
“I think this is the best fit for me,” Robinson said. “They’re a team that needed a middle linebacker. I think I can fill that role for the team. I’m very excited for the opportunity – and a chance to play the Eagles, the Cowboys, and the Redskins six times throughout the year…It was very easy for me to be a part of this organization, because I’ve seen their success in the past.”
The 26-year old Robinson was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He has been an injury-plagued player who has missed time in 2012 (four games with right pectoral tear), 2013 (entire season with left pectoral tear), 2014 (three games with a knee injury), and 2015 (four games with shoulder and rib injuries). Robinson’s best season was in 2014 when he started all 13 games he played in and finished the year with 109 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception. He played in 12 games with eight starts in 2015 and finished with 63 tackles and one interception.
“I had some injuries last season, but I’ll be full-go in the offseason,” said Robinson. “I’ll be able to help out right away.”
Robinson has a nice combination of overall athleticism and size. Versatile, he can play inside and outside linebacker. Robinson is an instinctive, productive player who plays with a reckless style. He is more of a run-and-hit linebacker than stout run defender at the point-of-attack. He needs to improve his overall tackling consistency. Robinson is solid in pass coverage.
“I’m relentless,” Robinson said. “I give my all every play. I try to lead by example. Hopefully, I’ll be able to bring my aggressiveness and my speed to this defense, and help out any way I can.”
The video of a Giants.com interview with Robinson is available at Giants.com.