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Eagles sign Rueben Randle to one-year deal

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 03:   Rueben Randle #82 of the New York Giants catches a pass in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game at MetLife Stadium on January 3, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

Before they hired Doug Pederson as their new head coach, the Eagles spoke to former Giants coach Tom Coughlin about taking the job.

They went in a different direction, obviously, but there will be at least one piece of recent Giants teams on the Eagles in 2016. The team announced Wednesday that they have signed wide receiver Rueben Randle to a one-year contract. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports Randle will make $1.025 million with incentives that could push the total value above $3 million.

Randle, who ranked at No. 113 on PFT’s list of this year’s top free agents, was a second-round pick in 2012 and frequently showed flashes of the talent that led to that draft position. Those flashes have been mixed in among miscommunications with Eli Manning and other mental lapses, however, and Randle never took hold of the opportunities provided by Victor Cruz’s absence over the last two years.

He’ll join Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Chris Givens in the mix for playing time at receiver in Philadelphia and will have plenty of incentive to put forth a more consistent effort while playing on a one-year deal.

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47 Responses to “Eagles sign Rueben Randle to one-year deal”
  1. jianningwu says: Mar 23, 2016 5:24 PM

    His name is not Miles Austin. Giddyup.

  2. n0hopeleft says: Mar 23, 2016 5:26 PM

    The Eagles signing the Giants throwaways.

    He was passed on by the RAMS. He had entire secondaries focused on OBJ and still couldn’t get open. That’s all you need to know.

  3. dolphins4 says: Mar 23, 2016 5:27 PM

    This is a really good signing.

  4. greymares says: Mar 23, 2016 5:32 PM

    Yo Chip, want Josh Huff ?

  5. greenbaychicksarefat says: Mar 23, 2016 5:33 PM

    1 million for Randle. Lol. Dude is not good

  6. dallasblows says: Mar 23, 2016 5:36 PM

    A good pickup with only a $500,000 guarantee. Only 24 with good size. Howie you are the best. I just hope that all of these additions don’t take forever to jell, I’ll gladly take a 10-6 season….

    E-A-G-L-E-S…

  7. richiethegreek says: Mar 23, 2016 5:37 PM

    That seals it. PHI EAGLES 2016 NFC EAST DIVISION CHAMPS BRADFORD MVP DOUG PEDERSON COACH OF YEAR

  8. LuckyOz says: Mar 23, 2016 5:40 PM

    huge bust. Maybe a new environment will help, but surprised he isn’t on league minimum.

  9. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Mar 23, 2016 5:40 PM

    another solid for howie

  10. mandings36 says: Mar 23, 2016 5:45 PM

    intel move

  11. richiethegreek says: Mar 23, 2016 5:45 PM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Mar 23, 2016 5:26 PM
    The Eagles signing the Giants throwaways.

    He was passed on by the RAMS. He had entire secondaries focused on OBJ and still couldn’t get open. That’s all you need to know.

    ——————
    Every Giant except for two players are throwaways. The only thing you should be worried about when it comes to Eagles-Giants is that the Giants have ONE meaningful victory and three total victories over the Eagles since 2008. That’s right, 2008.

  12. Tundro says: Mar 23, 2016 5:48 PM

    His knees are close to shot sadly. He has talent but makes way too many blunders and he struggled mightily with arthritic knees.

  13. b1rdbath says: Mar 23, 2016 5:50 PM

    garbage, he stinks. Guess he is our #2 at this point

  14. thesmartest1 says: Mar 23, 2016 5:55 PM

    Quite an upgrade over Riley Cooper.

  15. vusnu says: Mar 23, 2016 5:56 PM

    Seems like a low risk depth signing. What’s not to like.

  16. jhmiller23 says: Mar 23, 2016 5:57 PM

    If you want a guy who runs a 9 yard route on third and 10, Rueben is your guy!

  17. abninf says: Mar 23, 2016 6:03 PM

    It’s official. Dream Team.

  18. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 23, 2016 6:04 PM

    I bet rueben candle gets lost driving to Philly or stops driving for no reason have fun Philly lol Giants got better 2 day

  19. ohand16 says: Mar 23, 2016 6:06 PM

    Meanwhile the Bills have Greg Salas

  20. eagles1960 says: Mar 23, 2016 6:30 PM

    I foresee a Super Bowl….

  21. watermelon1 says: Mar 23, 2016 6:31 PM

    Delusional giants fans will mock this. Delusional eagles fans will up-sell it.

    Fact is… 1 million for ANY receiver is pretty damn cheap. But the fact it’s a guy with experience but still young… I’d say it’s a great signing. What should be mocked is teams with even worse receiving groups not even bringing this guy in for a visit.

    Could I see Randle not playing very much? Sure. Would I be surprised if he ended up being a huge factor in the offense? Nope. It could go either way. I’d take him over ANY receiver in the upcoming draft though.

  22. chc4 says: Mar 23, 2016 6:47 PM

    Wish the Falcons had gone this route instead of signing Sanu to the big contract.

  23. wawa33 says: Mar 23, 2016 6:50 PM

    The Eagles now have six # 4 receivers on their roster.

  24. 87hollywoodhorn says: Mar 23, 2016 7:19 PM

    i dont get what ppl r watching with reuben randle. that dude is fast, blocks hard, and catches the ball in traffic. Whats not to like?

  25. breadmeatcheese says: Mar 23, 2016 7:30 PM

    Chris Givens and Ruben Randle have a good chance at out producing JMatt and Algholor.

  26. roadtrip3500 says: Mar 23, 2016 7:49 PM

    87hollywoodhorn says:
    Mar 23, 2016 7:19 PM

    i dont get what ppl r watching with reuben randle. that dude is fast, blocks hard, and catches the ball in traffic. Whats not to like?

    If the 50 state DOTs finished routes like Randle, highways would come to a dead end in the middle of nowhere.

  27. jjeastwald says: Mar 23, 2016 7:59 PM

    n0hopeleft says:
    Mar 23, 2016 5:26 PM
    The Eagles signing the Giants throwaways.

    He was passed on by the RAMS. He had entire secondaries focused on OBJ and still couldn’t get open. That’s all you need to know.
    =======================================

    Absolutely. It just underscores just how awful a general manager Jerry Reese is for drafting this guy, and basically getting Tom Coughlin fired for his inability to get talent out of the draft

  28. joeknowsnada says: Mar 23, 2016 8:01 PM

    Randle is an ok pickup, I guess. He can’t be “that” bad, based on yards he has gained and number of catches he has made, over the last three seasons. Re – knees – Jeremiah Trotter never had good knees, and he was pretty solid for his first 5-6 seasons in the league. re – “9 yd routes” – just about every team has receivers who never hit the sticks on 3rd down plays. It’s an epidemic in the modern NFL. We’ll see what we shall see with him. Should be “Dez Bryant,” when compared to Miles Austin.

  29. chrisk61 says: Mar 23, 2016 9:04 PM

    amusing that jints fans are talking smack about this signing. as if they have a leg to stand on. haven’t been relevant since that last fluky SB win in 2011. haven’t had a winning season since then.

    of course they are blind to their eyebrow raising, drunken sailor FA spending spree. let’s see how that works out. they love to use the dream team reference and now that chicken has come home to roost.

  30. famundacheese says: Mar 23, 2016 9:06 PM

    Definition of low risk signing

  31. dallassux says: Mar 23, 2016 9:24 PM

    Well since he his old team couldn’t beat the Eagles he figured he’d join them.

  32. dallassux says: Mar 23, 2016 9:27 PM

    @nohopeleft

    I’m not saying he’s Jerry Rice. He did have 8 TD’s last year. I expect more knowledge out of you. Especially your own team. Maybe they will finally beat the Eagles this year now.

  33. pasipblog says: Mar 23, 2016 9:48 PM

    Did he bring a copy of the Giants playbook?

  34. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 23, 2016 9:53 PM

    ……I laugh when people think he was brought in to be a #1 wr…he was brought in as depth….its a good signing. The Eagles are going to unload Huff and draft at least one more WR. Folks gotta realize this offense is TE and RB friendly….and we’re set there.

  35. jerrysglassescleaner says: Mar 23, 2016 9:54 PM

    If i got a nickle for every Superbowl the Eagles ever won, i will receive zero nickles

  36. tron2175 says: Mar 23, 2016 10:02 PM

    Great signing Eagles. Still 0 Lombardi’s!

  37. shayeezy says: Mar 23, 2016 10:15 PM

    far from a giants or eagles fan but i am confused about how much this guy is being bashed. he may not be a #1 option but averaged 800 yards over the last three seasons and has 20 touchdowns in four years as a pro. seems like a good pickup for not much more than the veteran minimum.

  38. steves11 says: Mar 23, 2016 10:18 PM

    I don’t have any problem with this signing. He doesn’t cost a lot of money and he’s played decently in the past. At the very least, he has to be more productive than Miles Austin or Riley Cooper. Probably Josh Huff too, for that matter.

  39. justintuckrule says: Mar 23, 2016 10:24 PM

    Every Giant except for two players are throwaways. The only thing you should be worried about when it comes to Eagles-Giants is that the Giants have ONE meaningful victory and three total victories over the Eagles since 2008. That’s right, 2008
    —-
    I count 2 meaningful wins since 08. We got 2 shiny footballs to prove it.

    What did those wins over the NYG get you besides a lower draft pick.

    Btw… Love Randle going to your team. He always gives 100%, doesn’t quit on routes, is punctual and will set a great vet presence in your young wr room.

  40. asparatame says: Mar 23, 2016 10:36 PM

    eagles1960 says:
    Mar 23, 2016 6:30 PM

    I foresee a Super Bowl….
    ——————————————————————–
    ….where the Eagles watch some other team host the Lombardi like they have for the last 50 Super Bowls.

  41. eaglomaniac says: Mar 24, 2016 12:06 AM

    Hey Giants fans—->

    Read this comment again.

    “It just underscores just how awful a
    general manager Jerry Reese is for drafting this guy, and basically getting Tom Coughlin fired for his inability to get talent out of the draft”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  42. homerx says: Mar 24, 2016 5:45 AM

    Addition by subtraction, the Giants keep getting better this offseason. I was surprised to read he has never missed a game in four years. However, with those knees he runs an 8.3 – 40. Philly, you’re not getting what you think so don’t get excited. You can find a better option at the Reading Market on any given Tuesday.

  43. thenewyorker718 says: Mar 24, 2016 8:54 AM

    It’s a good pick up for that price .

  44. nygnjd says: Mar 24, 2016 10:35 AM

    Had games where he looked great. but too many in which he was invisible.

    He has skills. It is true.

    But he also has awful tendencies. Running the wrong route, quitting on a play, not fighting for the ball, deflecting a ball right into a defender’s hands rather than catching it…

    Maybe 1/3 of Manning’s Ints over the past few seasons can be directly attributed to the above problems.

  45. jag1959 says: Mar 24, 2016 11:06 AM

    richiethegreek says:
    Mar 23, 2016 5:45 PM
    The only thing you should be worried about when it comes to Eagles-Giants is that the Giants have ONE meaningful victory and three total victories over the Eagles since 2008. That’s right, 2008.
    ________________

    Of course in the 4 years before that the Giants won 6 of 8 and a SB. Come to think of it even in the span you cherry picked to denigrate the Giants they still managed to win one more championship than the Iggles have in the last 55 years. No wonder you need to search for validation, poor little guy.

    As to the Randle pick up there is virtually no downside to it for the Eagles. They signed him to exactly the type of contract they should have and have everything to gain and next to nothing to lose. Howie is getting it done this offseason

  46. pixelito says: Mar 24, 2016 1:17 PM

    Lazy practice habits, late to meetings, arguing with coaches.

    But I’m sure that’s all going to turn around in Philly, right?

  47. bigbluefan1 says: Mar 24, 2016 6:36 PM

    With 100% of the effort going to stop ODB this clown could not get a thousand yards.

    This kid is perfect for the Eagles as he completes plays like the eagles complete playoff runs

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