Giants Place CB Aaron Robinson On IR

Aaron Robinson will miss at least the next four games. The Giants announced today that they’ve placed the cornerback on injured reserve.

It’s been a tough go for the second-year player. Robinson missed Week 2 and Week 3 while recovering from an appendectomy. He returned to the starting lineup for Week 4 and got into 10 defensive snaps before suffering a knee injury in the second quarter. That injury will ultimately cost Robinson the next month-plus.

The 24-year-old defensive back was a third-round pick by the Giants in last year’s draft. He started two of his nine games as a rookie, finishing with 26 tackles and three passes defended. He also missed a chunk of the season while recovering from core muscle surgery.

Robinson was set for a starting role in 2022, and he collected five tackles and one pass defended while appearing in 95 percent of New York’s defensive snaps in Week 1. He had one tackle before exiting Sunday’s game.

Rookie Cordale Flott (calf) and backup Nick McCloud (hamstring) are currently sidelined with their own injuries, so the Giants will have to dig deep for reinforcement at cornerback. The team recently signed Fabian Moreau off the practice squad, and there’s a good chance he’ll slide into the starting lineup opposite Adoree Jackson. The team could also turn to special-teamer Justin Layne or safety Jason Pinnock.

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