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Former Alabama star A’Shawn Robinson signs to New York Giants

A'Shawn Robinson (#94) celebrates a big defensive play for the Rams in 2020 season versus Arizona Cardinals
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A former All-American for Alabama football has found a new team in the National Football League.

After three seasons (2020-22) with the Los Angeles Rams, A’Shawn Robinson signed a one-year contract worth $8 million for the New York Giants. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the news Monday as the Giants add a veteran defensive lineman.

Robinson helped the Rams’ defense capture a Super Bowl Championship in 2021.

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He had 67 total tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks, and two forced fumbles that year. Robinson, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, got selected in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. He was a force in college as an interior pass rusher and run stopper. Robinson had 5.5 sacks for the Crimson Tide as a freshman in 2013, earning Freshman All-SEC and Freshman All-American honors. As a former five-star, he assisted the Tide to two Southeastern Conference Championships (2014, 2015) and a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015. He earned Consensus All-American honors as a junior in 2015.

Robinson joins Xavier McKinney with the Giants.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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