Giants sign former Steelers WR Allen Robinson

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Allen Robinson II, the team announced Thursday.

Robinson joins the Giants after one season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who released him March 8 in a cost-cutting move.

The wide receiver room in New York gets a bit crowded with the additions of Robinson and Malik Nabers, who was selected sixth overall in the NFL draft out of LSU. The Giants also have Darius Slayton, Jalin Hyatt, Wan'Dale Robinson, Isaiah McKenzie and Isaiah Hodgins, who re-signed earlier this offseason.

But Slayton has not been with the team this spring. He has skipped voluntary workouts while he looks for a contract adjustment or extension.

The Giants are trying to improve an offense that ranked 31st in passing yards per game last season and had no wide receiver total more than 770 yards or four touchdowns.

Robinson, 30, wasn't particularly productive in an overall stagnant offense in Pittsburgh, recording 280 receiving yards on 34 catches, his lowest output outside of an injury-shortened 2017 season. He also averaged a career-low 8.2 yards per reception.

Pittsburgh had acquired Robinson in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams in April 2023. Before his lone season in Los Angeles, Robinson spent four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making the Pro Bowl in 2015, and then another four with the Chicago Bears.

Drafted by the Jaguars in the second round in 2014, Robinson has 562 catches for 7,028 yards and 43 touchdowns in his career.

ESPN's Jordan Raanan and Brooke Pryor contributed to this report.

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