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New York Giants receiver Wan’Dale Robinson suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions, head coach Brian Dabor told reporters Monday.
Robinson went down in the second half of a 31-18 loss at MetLife Stadium after nine shots from within 100 yards catches, a career high. The rookie second-round pick has emerged as a reliable low-post target and playmaker for Daniel Jones in recent weeks after missing four weeks with a knee injury. Giants receivers lack high-level talent, Robinson season-ending injury plus Sterling Shepard A previous ACL tear, along with the midseason trade of Cardariustoni, cost Jones three of his most talented options preseason. Kenny Golladay’s huge deal ($72 million over four years) since arriving in New York ) underperformed, but he will again be called upon to step up in Robinson’s absence. Darius Slayton has three straight games with 60-plus receiving yards and will go forward as WR1.
Robinson’s injury may also motivate the Giants to be more aggressive in their pursuit of Odell Beckham Jr. recovering from a torn ACL. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Beckham will visit the Giants and Dallas Cowboys after the Thanksgiving break.
Beckham teased joining two NFC East teams in a tweet on Sunday:
Odell Beckham Jr @obj
🤐🤐🤐🤐 I miss @saquon
The Giants certainly need Beckham more, but they only have $2.6 million in cap space . They might need a player on the roster to agree to a contract restructuring to accommodate Beckham, especially since the Cowboys have $6.5 million to play with.
Regardless, Robinson’s loss was a disappointing end to an otherwise promising rookie season.