Randle signed a contract Tuesday with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
After amassing 188 receptions for 2,644 yards and 20 touchdowns in his first four seasons in the NFL with the Giants, it looked as though Randle might enjoy a steady career in the league as a secondary receiver. However, any cachet Randle might have held around the NFL seems to have dissipated since he left New York, as the 27-year-old was an early cut in training camp by the Eagles in 2016 and spent a few weeks on injured reserve for the Bears last season before being cut loose in mid-September. It doesn't seem like the hamstring Randle dealt with last fall is a concern at this point, but with the wideout now two years removed from his last regular-season action, he unsurprisingly didn't have much of a market around the league this offseason. As a result, Randle will explore his opportunities north of the border, likely with the hope of sparking renewed interest from NFL teams if he performs well with Winnipeg.
The Bears released Randle (hamstring) from injured reserve Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Randle landed on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury during training camp, but had health permitted, the wideout likely wouldn't have earned a spot on the Bears' 53-man roster. Since the injury wasn't anything that was expected to sideline Randle for the bulk of the season, the Bears elected to let him become a free agent, allowing him to sign with any team once he's back to full strength.
Randle was placed on injured reserve Sunday with a hamstring injury, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Randle was placed on IR to make room on the roster for kicker Roberto Aguayo, who was just claimed off waivers. Notably, the veteran receiver was already facing long odds of making the roster due to a crowded field at the position. The move hints that Randle may have even less fantasy value that previously anticipated, and that he'll likely struggle to make it onto the field this season.
Randle caught both of his targets for 18 yards Thursday against the Broncos.
Randle played with the third-string offense, but showed some chemistry with Mitch Trubisky, as the quarterback connected with him on a pair of rollouts. He just missed scoring on his second catch, as he caught a slant inside the five-yard line before being stopped inches from the goal line. He's still far from a lock to make the final roster, but at least he's had a positive start to the preseason.
Randle was signed to a reserve/futures contract with the Bears, according to the team's website.
After playing four seasons with the Giants, Randle signed with the Eagles before the 2016 campaign but was cut before the regular season. Although he posted 17 touchdowns and 2,347 yards over his final three seasons in New York, it was telling that he was unable to earn a roster spot on a team that desperately needed wide receiver help. However, this is a low-risk move for the Bears, and he should be given a chance to compete for a roster spot in 2017, but after not playing during the 2016 season, he'll be facing tough odds to make the regular season roster.
The Eagles have released Randle.
The team also parted ways with Chris Givens on Sunday, which bodes well for Paul Turner's chances of making the Eagles' 53-man roster as a depth option behind Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Dorial Green-Beckham.
Randle did not start Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.
In the absence of Jordan Matthews (knee), Philly started Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Chris Givens at wideout, though Randle and rookie UDFA Paul Turner also got plenty of chances to mix in while starting quarterback Sam Bradford was still in the game. Randle managed just two catches for 10 yards on two targets, after catching one ball for three yards on three targets in the preseason opener. Once viewed as a strong candidate for the No. 3 wideout role, Randle likely now finds himself on the roster bubble, with his chances taking a further hit due to Philly's recent acquisition of Dorial Green-Beckham.
Randle appears to be the No. 3 wide receiver, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor are the top two wideouts, with Randle, Chris Givens and Josh Huff vying for the No. 3 and 4 roles. While he does appear to have the early edge, Randle will still need to impress throughout the rest of training camp and the preseason in order to fend off the competition.
Randle (gallbladder) returned to the field for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp after missing the final two weeks of OTAs, PennLive.com reports.
Randle had his gallbladder removed May 23, but he was back on the practice field 15 days later and shouldn't be affected. Head coach Doug Pederson said Randle will compete for a starting job on the outside, with other candidates including Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Chris Givens. Despite having to settle for a one-year, $1.025 million contract in March, the 25-year-old Randle has every opportunity to earn a significant role.
Randle missed Tuesday's OTAs after undergoing gallbladder surgery.
The procedure may require a week or two of recovery, but it shouldn't threaten Randall's availability for training camp. After signing a one-year contract in the offseason, he'll compete for snaps against Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, Chris Givens and others. Jordan Matthews is locked in as the top receiver, and Agholor's draft status (2015 first-rounder) would seem to give him an edge for the No. 2 role.
Randle has signed a one-year deal with the Eagles.
The 24-year-old, who had 57 catches for 797 yards and eight TDs in 16 games for the Giants last season, helps bolster a Philadelphia wideout corps that also includes Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Chris Givens. At 6-foot-2, 208 pounds, Randle brings good size to the table, and the 2012 second-rounder will now look to secure a key role in the Eagles' offense following what the New York Daily News describes as an "inconsistent four-year run" with the Giants.
It's unclear if the Giants have interest in retaining Randle, an impending free agent, NJ.com reports.
Randle is one of the better impending free agents at his position, which says more about the upcoming free-agent class than it does about the former second-round draft pick. He scored a career-high eight touchdowns in 2015, but he only caught 57 passes for 797 yards despite starting all 16 games. Randle should still draw plenty of interest, as he won't turn 25 until May and has the physical tools to be a solid starter. It would be surprising if the Giants re-signed him before the free-agent period begins in mid-March.
Randle plucked four of seven targets from the air during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, tallying 79 yards and a touchdown.
Randle finished the season on a four-game scoring streak, helping him toward a career-high eight touchdowns this season. For much of 2015, the Giants offense was built around Manning to Beckham, with Randle coming on late with Beckham flustered and/or suspended. The Giants have already invested big-time money in Victor Cruz and Beckham's contract will command attention soon enough, making Randle a luxury New York may not be able to afford. Whether or not he stays in the Meadowlands, Randle has established himself as a solid No. 2 or No. 3 target with the size and athleticism to find the end zone with some frequency.
Randle had two catches for 80 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Sunday's 49-17 loss to the Vikings.
11 different Giants caught passes, with no one player tallying more than three receptions or five targets. Randle had an impressive 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter to salvage his stat line, but he otherwise failed to take advantage of Odell Beckham's one-game suspension. Randle does get an excellent Week 17 matchup with the Eagles, but Beckham will be back to soak up a large share of the targets.
Randle reeled in four passes off of five targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.
Randle has now scored touchdowns in three of the last four games, topping five targets in each contest. The fourth-year receiver's recent groove should make him a prime pick-up this week as Odell Beckham's suspension leaves his former LSU teammate as the Giants' primary outside threat. Beckham has averaged nearly 12 targets per game since the Giants' bye and fantasy owners should expect Randle, along with Will Tye and Shane Vereen, to pick up the majority of those shares against Minnesota.
Randle caught five of six targets for 58 yards and a touchdown Monday night.
Randle isn't going to make many big plays, but after Odell Beckham, he's the team's most frequent target.
Randle caught two passes (on six targets) for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
In the two games since fellow receiver Victor Cruz was placed on injured reserve, Randle has been in Eli Manning's sights, but has converted just three of 12 targets into catches. The assumption following Cruz's announcement was that Randle would be able to continue in his role as the Giant's No. 2 target. Instead, rookie tight end Will Tye has accumulated just as many targets and has done far more with them, besting Randle in receptions, nine to three, and yards, 144 to 58.
Randle caught only one of six targets, a 36-yard touchdown Sunday against the Redskins.
Randle was also passive on an Eli Manning interception where the defender was more aggressive in breaking to the ball, and he had a drop. It was a poor game for Randle despite the long touchdown.
Randle caught 3-of-4 targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 27-26 loss to New England.
Randle made a nice 31-yard catch at one point, but was otherwise quiet. He hasn't had many big games this year, but he's been a relatively steady contributor, with at least 50 yards or a touchdown in six of 10 games. It'll be interesting to see what Randle's role will be once Victor Cruz (calf) returns, which could happen after the Giants' Week 11 bye.
Randle hauled in five catches off of five targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Randle's touchdown broke a four-game scoreless streak dating back to Week 4. The fourth-year receiver has been a fairly consistent performer for the Giants this season, catching at least three passes in seven of nine games and ranking second on the team in every major receiving category. It will be interesting to see if Randle remains Eli Manning's No. 2 target when and if Victor Cruz makes his return to the lineup in Week 10 or after the bye.