Eagels release Rueben Randle
After three preseason games the Philadelphia Eagles offense hasn’t looked to impressive. That was expected though as the talent level isn’t the greatest and they’ve got a new head coach in Doug Pederson. The chances of them winning the 2017 Super Bowl aren’t good at all, something we can tell as most online sportsbooks have them at about 70 to 1 odds to take the championship. So obviously it has the feel of a rebuilding year, a year they should just let the kids play.
One position in complete chaos is wide receiver. They recently made a trade for Dorial Green-Beckham and still scour the waiver wire to see if there are any wide receivers that could help them out. Well last night as they begin to trim down rosters they decided one veteran couldn’t help them any longer. That player was four year Rueben Randle.
Randle himself is only 25, so he was young and could have helped a rebuilding team, especially with flashes of brilliance he has shown early on. With those flashes though there were many headaches.
Throughout his time with the New York Giants he was considered lazy by many. Randle would have a big game but during practices he would seem disinterested and wouldn’t take things seriously. This ultimately led to the Giants, who are also weak at receiver, too not bring back a guy who caught 128 balls for 1735 yards and 11 touchdowns over the past two seasons.
One would thing that would serve as a wake up call for a player but not Randle. The same issues dogged him in Philly and drove the coaching staff to eventually making a move. Which has now led to Randle being in the free agent scrap heap once again.
At 25 years old, you’d think some team will give him another chance but I don’t know. That chance might not come till later in the season when injuries begin to strike. If he gets that third chance though hopefully that head is on straight and he can start playing up to his potential.