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Giants Lose IDL A'Shawn Robinson to Panthers

Robinson played well for Giants last year against the run.

Defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson, whose contract with the New York Giants was voided, is taking his talents to Carolina, where he'll join the Panthers on a three-year deal worth $22.5 million.

The 6-foot-4, 330-pound Robinson joined the Giants last season on a one-year contract, which also had voidable years to help spread out the signing bonus received. 

He began the season part-time as he completed rehab for a season-ending knee injury suffered the year prior while with the Los Angeles Rams. By midseason, Robinson, who appeared in all 17 games for the Giants with 13 starts, had moved into the starting lineup alongside Dexter Lawrence after the Giants traded away Leonard Williams to the Seattle Seahawks.

Robinson, a solid run stuffer, recorded a career-high 62 tackles but just one quarterback hit and no sacks. According to Pro Football Focus, his run defense 36 stops led all Giants defensive linemen, including Pro Bowler Dexter Lawrence, and he had a unit best 14.1 percent run stop percentage.

Although he was a solid player for the Giants, they seem to want to get their younger defensive linemen, D.J. Davidson and Jordon Riley, more involved moving forward. 

They also have veteran Rakeem Nunez-Roches, whom they signed in free agency last year, but they might look to add to their defensive line in next month's draft.