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NFL free agency 2016: Giants sign middle linebacker Keenan Robinson from Washington

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The Giants' busy off-season continues with the signing of Keenan Robinson from the Washington Redskins.

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The New York Giants' busy off-season roles on as they address the middle of their defense.

The Giants were left without a starting middle linebacker. There was some thought that with former Detroit Lions' GM Martin Mayhew joining the Giants' front office, they could pursue Lions' free agent Tahir Whitehead.

Instead the Giants looked in their own division and signed Washington Redskins linebacker Keenan Robinson.

A former University of Texas product, Robinson is an athletic inside linebacker who's strength is in coverage. His 2015 campaign was an up and down one, which saw him flash his speed and athleticism in coverage and as a blitzer, but also proved inconsistent in run defense, missing 15 tackles in 2015.

Perhaps with a change in scenery, scheme, coaching, and a pair of defensive tackles like Damon Harrison and John Hankins, Robinson's athleticism will take over and his talent will be harnessed.

Hopefully, Robinson will work out as well as the last middle linebacker the Giants signed from Washington.