The New York Giants made the return of Keenan Robinson official on Tuesday, and the linebacker said he and his teammates have “unfinished business” after a first-round playoff exit.
“We definitely have some unfinished business, especially after leaving with that sour taste from Green Bay,” Robinson said in a statement released by the team. “I think we can achieve much greater heights than we did last year. I think getting right back in the building is one key to doing that.”
Robinson went on free agent visits to the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, but said he wanted to stay with the Giants. He said he knew the team had to clarify the Jason Pierre-Paul situation before making other moves.
“I definitely did want to make this work the whole time,” Robinson said. “The JPP thing kind of put everything on hold, because they weren’t sure what was going to happen there. I understand. It’s a business, and there’s only so much cap room. I told my agent I wanted to wait and see and hold off before I made a decision. And it ended up working out in our favor, and ended up working out in the Giants’ favor. I definitely wanted to be a part of the defense like I was last year. The patience paid off.”
The Giants have made a bevy of moves since getting Pierre-Paul to sign a four-year deal that saved them more than $9 million in cap space for 2017. Re-signing Robinson is the biggest thus far.