EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Allen Robinson to a free-agent contract with the hope he can help boost the team’s struggling offense.

The Giants announced the signing Thursday, two months after Robinson was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a cost-cutting move. The 30-year-old Robinson is a veteran presence in a receivers room adding first-round draft pick Malik Nabers, the all-time leading receiver at LSU.

Robinson started all 17 games for the Steelers last season and caught 34 balls for 280 yards, both career lows except for the 2017 season when an injury limited him to one game.

He has 562 career receptions for 7,028 yards and 43 touchdowns in 127 games, including 122 starts, for the Steelers and three other teams since Jacksonville drafted him in the second round in 2014.

Robinson made the Pro Bowl in 2015, when his 14 touchdown receptions tied for the NFL lead and he set the Jaguars’ single-season record. Robinson also posted a personal-best 1,400 receiving yards that year, the first of three 1,000-yard campaigns of his career.

Robinson caught at least one pass in 118 consecutive games to start his career, and he became the fifth Chicago Bears player to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2019 and 2020.

The Giants will head into the season with Daniel Jones back as their starting quarterback. He’s coming off a torn ACL and has three years left on his $160 million contact.

The Giants were 6-11 last season and finished 31st in passing yards, 30th in scoring and 29th in total offense.


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