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30 Players in 30 Days: Rueben Randle

The free agent wide receiver is the focus of today's spotlight.

Player Profile: Rueben Randle is a wide receiver for The New York Giants. Randle is 24 years old who was drafted in 2012 out of LSU. He is currently going into his 5th season with the Giants even though he is a free agent in 2016. He played and also started all of those 16 games during the 2015 season. Randle was second on the team in touchdown receptions with eight and collected 57 receptions for 797 yards.

 

2015 highlights: Randle started all 16 games he played for the Giants, but started pretty slow through the first 10 games. Through those first 10 games he only completed three touchdowns. However he picked it up within the later stages of the season, having a touchdown in five of the last six games. Some of Randle's stats had dropped from the previous season from receptions to also the amount of yards he finished with. Yet he did achieve a career high in total touchdowns with eight. For 57 catches, Randle collected 797 yards which averaged out to be 14.0 yds. per catch. During a game against the Washington Redskins, Randle exploded for a season high 116 yards on 7 receptions. That resulted in a 41 yard touchdown in the win. In another game against The Minnesota Vikings, he recorded a 72 yard touchdown that culminated in 80 yards total for the game. The next game Randle finished the season off with a 45 yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Contract Situation: Randle during the 2016 offseason is considered to be an unrestricted free agent. He has gone on the record saying he would like to stay with the Giants, saying he loves the bond that the team has created. The Giants haven’t commented on whether they would like to retain Randle or let him go. Randle could also appear to possibly making more money with another team if he went somewhere else. The Giants may not match the others teams offer if one is put to the table. Yet there aren’t many receivers worth extreme value, so Randle could find a very good contract situation.

2016 Outlook:  Randle has a much unknown 2016 outlook because he is unsigned at the moment. If he does change teams, will he fit in and give the production that he is capable of giving? If he does indeed stay with the Giants, it is unsure if he could replicate numbers from two seasons ago while still increasing his touchdown totals. Wherever Randle lands, hopefully his production can come close to his 2014 season.

 

 


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