Eagles sign Rueben Randle to one-year deal

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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.

47 responses to “Eagles sign Rueben Randle to one-year deal

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

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    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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. @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.

  12. ……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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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
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    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

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

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

  22. 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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