Another key player from the defensive unit that carried the New York Giants to the playoffs in 2016 is apparently set to return to the fold. Linebacker Keenan Robinson is expected to re-sign with the Giants, news that was first reported by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Robinson, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins were key defenders who could all be free agents. Robinson and Pierre-Paul are now back, with only Hankins remaining on the market. There was a report Monday that the Giants have had an offer on the table for Hankins since before free agency began, and that they are apparently pressing him for a decision.
Robinson came to the Giants last season after four injury-plagued years with the Washington Redskins. He played all 16 games for the first time in his career and was on the field for 782 snaps, second among linebackers to Jonathan Casillas (794).
Robinson had 83 tackles last season (59) solo, and his primary asset to the Giants was his ability in pass coverage. He had reportedly made free-agent visits to the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills before deciding to return to the Giants.