The Buffalo Bills added competition at the linebacker position today, signing free agent Keenan Robinson. The 6’3” 240-pound linebacker is the 90th man on Buffalo’s camp roster.
Robinson is a six-year veteran who first suited up for the Washington Redskins in 2012. The ‘skins selected him in the fourth round, 119th overall, that year. He played with Washington for three seasons, appearing in 36 games and starting 21. He totaled 171 tackles in Washington, with a career-high 108 of those coming during the 2014 season. He added 2 interceptions and 1.5 sacks during his tenure in the Nation’s Capital.
In 2016, Robinson signed a one-year free agent deal with the New York Giants. He re-signed with the club for the 2017 season, but his year ended in week nine after he was placed on injured reserve due to a quad injury. While with the Giants, Robinson played in 22 games, making 9 starts, and he made 111 tackles with 9 passes defended in New Jersey.
A solid athlete, Robinson adds size and speed to Buffalo’s linebackers. He played inside linebacker in college at the University of Texas, but has played both inside and outside linebacker in the NFL. He provides solid depth in the middle to help rookie Tremaine Edmunds acclimate to the NFL game. He also profiles well on the strong side, and should serve as solid competition for presumed starter Lorenzo Alexander, especially on passing downs.