The Giants announced their deal with LB Keenan Robinson, which is for one year and is worth up to $4 million, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
Robinson recorded 54 total tackles (83 combined) in his first season with the Giants in 2016.
New York had been trying to re-sign him prior to free agency beginning, though Robinson reportedly visited with the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills.
Prior to joining the Giants on a one-year deal last year, Robinson played 36 games with the Washington Redskins from 2012 to 2015. In 52 career games, he has 170 total tackles (266 combined), 1 1/2 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.
In their continuing effort to keep all the pieces of their 10th-ranked defense together, it is a strong move by the Giants to bring back this underrated linebacker. He started six games for them last year and was one of their best linebackers in coverage. And, just as importantly after his injury issues during his first three seasons in the NFL with Washington, he proved he could stay healthy, playing all 16 games.
Robinson might not even be a starter next season. Devon Kennard and Jonathan Casillas are the likely starters on the outside, and the Giants have strongly hinted B.J. Goodson will get a shot at the starting job in the middle. But the 27-year-old Robinson gives them a valuable reserve, a serviceable starter and adds depth to one of the most underrated units on the team.