EAST RUTHEFORD, N.J. (AP) — Less than a week into training camp, the New York Giants have signed running back James Robinson and receiver Cole Beasley.
The team did not disclose details of the deal.
The addition of Robinson adds depth to the running back and provides insurance in case star Saquon Barkley could hold out. Barkley failed to get a new deal from the Giants ahead of this week’s deadline for franchise tag players to sign multi-year contracts.
Barkley is one of the key players on the offense, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft, who had 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns, 57 catches and 338 receptions last season.
Robinson made headlines in 2020 as an undrafted free agent against Jacksonville by rushing for 1,070 yards, catching 344 yards and scoring three touchdowns with seven remaining points. But he tore his Achilles tendon in 2021 and played last season between Jacksonville and the New York Jets before spending a brief offseason in New England.
Beasley’s addition will see him reunite with Giants head coach Brian Dabor, who was Buffalo’s offensive coordinator during Beasley’s tenure. Beasley is entering his 12th NFL season after having a career-best season (82 catches for 967 yards) under Dabor in 2020.
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