NY Giants land 330-pound DT in fantastic pre-draft move from Joe Schoen

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Boom. This is a move that NY Giants fans have been waiting on for quite some time, as general manager Joe Schoen has stressed how important depth for the defensive line has been this offseason. Remember when former Rams defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson took a visit to East Rutherford last month?

From the moment it was reported that Robinson would be making his way to East Rutherford, Big Blue supporters were hoping that the two sides would be able to agree to a deal. Nothing went down after his trip, though, and some of us may have forgotten about the 6-4, 330-pounder.

That's no longer the case, as NFL insider Ian Rapoport has reported that the Giants were able to get things done with Robinson on Monday. Per Rapoport, it's a one-year deal worth up to $8 million.

The NY Giants have signed veteran DT A'Shawn Robinson

After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Lions, Robinson spent the past three campaigns with the Rams. His best season with LA came in 2021, as he posted 67 total tackles and two sacks.

Last year, Robinson appeared in 10 games, recording 42 total tackles. However, he went down with a torn meniscus in November and was lost for the rest of the season. Looking ahead to next campaign, Robinson will be back to full health and he now has his mind on making an impact in the NFC East for the G-Men.

After his visit, Schoen and Robinson's reps remained in contact in recent weeks and NY made it clear how interested they were in landing his services. Luckily, this led to the breaking news that Robinson will indeed put the pen to paper on a new deal with Big Blue.

Entering the eighth year of his career, Robinson will provide the Giants defense with another veteran playmaker for the locker room. It will also provide some help for Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence up front. Chalk this up as another big-time win for Schoen and Co.

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