Adrien Robinson got the message well before the Giants sent one by not selecting a tight end with any of their seven picks in the recent NFL Draft.
"I take that as they still believe in me," Robinson said following off-season workouts at the team’s facility Tuesday. "Obviously it’s a huge opportunity. They didn’t draft anybody or bring any big-name free agents in, so it’s a huge opportunity for me and I have to take advantage. … With this being my third year, it’s time to show up or go home. That’s my mentality. That’s how I’m looking at it."
"Now or never," quipped Robinson, who has lost 15 pounds from last season’s playing weight of 285 to run the more versatile route tree required in the McAdoo offense.
Robinson, 25, expected to contribute in his second year, but he suffered a foot injury in the preseason finale at New England that took most of the regular season to heal.