The Giants are set to make another move to keep their defense intact from a year ago.
They will re-sign linebacker Keenan Robinson, according to The NFL Network. The 27-year-old Robinson had 83 tackles in 2016, his first year with the Giants.
Robinson reportedly visited the Bengals and Bills but decided to return to Big Blue. The terms of the contract were not immediately known.
Robinson joined the Giants last year after four years with the Redskins. He started six games for the Giants and was a part of their 10th-ranked defense. He played in all 16 games, a key after he had injury issues earlier in his career in Washington. Robinson played 70 percent (782) of their defensive snaps. Only Jonathan Casillas (794) played more at linebacker. In addition to his tackles, Robinson had seven passes defensed as one of the team’s better coverage linebackers.
The Giants locked up a huge part of their defense last week when they signed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to a four-year, $62 million deal. Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins remains a free agent. There have been reports Hankins is looking for a monster payday, which may be unrealistic for him.