Rueben Randle caught eight touchdown passes with the New York Giants last season and is only 25 years old, but he’s out of work after being cut by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Randle was released just a few days after commenting to ESPN for a story in which it was reported some teams have questioned his work ethic, which might have left him with limited options in free agency in the winter and might be a problem for him once again now.
“I understand that. But I feel like I get read wrong because I do a lot of things naturally and it doesn’t seem like I’m giving much effort,” Randle told Tim McManus earlier this week. “If I go out there and make a one-handed catch and make it look effortless, I get praised for it, but if I do all these other things effortlessly, it’s like I’m not giving much effort. It’s just kind of one of those things, you just have to go out there and just make some plays and see how it goes from there.”
Randle signed a one-year deal with the Eagles in the offseason for $1 million. He had spent four years with the Giants after being selected in the second round of the 2012 draft by New York. It would not be a surprise to see Randle get another opportunity elsewhere because of his age and experience. He’s had three straight seasons with at least 600 yards receiving.
Randle spent three seasons in Baton Rouge, leaving for the NFL after his junior season in 2011, when he caught 53 passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns.