Joseph Randle clears waivers


No one wants Joseph Randle.

Randle, the talented but troubled running back who was waived by the Cowboys, passed through waivers unclaimed. That means 31 other teams had the chance to add him, and all 31 passed.

That’s not a big surprise, as Randle abruptly left the Cowboys last week and is reportedly facing an NFL suspension as a result of a February incident in which he was accused of domestic violence. Randle’s off-field issues are more than any team wants to take on right now.

Eventually, Randle may be able to get things sorted out and get back on the field. He started six games for the Cowboys this season and had 76 carries for 315 yards and four touchdowns. He’s a pretty good player, and some team needing a running back may sign him as a free agent.

Randle is only 23 years old and still has time to turn his career around. But it may be a while before he gets that opportunity.