The New York Giants will re-sign their second linebacker of the day in Keenan Robinson, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Robinson joined the Giants prior to last season and appears to be on the verge of returning for 2017.
Giants will re-sign LB Keenan Robinson, source says.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 21, 2017
Robinson appeared in all 16 games last year for the Giants — the first time he has done so in his career — making six starts, en route to 79 tackles and 7 passes defended. His total put him fourth on the team for the 2016 Giants.
The first three seasons of his NFL career came as a member of the Washington Redskins, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas. He played in 11 games as a rookie in 2012, before suffering a torn pectoral that ended his season prematurely. He would re-tear the same muscle ahead of 2013, forcing him to miss the entire year.
He moved into a starting role for the Redskins in 2014, making a career-high 104 tackles while starting all 13 games he appeared in. That year would also see the first interception of his career, as well as the only sack and a half he has totaled in his four active seasons in the NFL. That first interception came against current Giants quarterback Eli Manning, before the second of his career came off Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
Robinson reportedly becomes the second Giants linebacker to be re-signed on Monday, as the team announced earlier in the day that they had brought back six-year veteran Mark Herzlich for the upcoming season as well.