THURSDAY, 8:30am: Randle’s one-year deal actually only has a base value of $1.025MM, tweets Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. $500K of that total is fully guaranteed, and the contract can be worth $3MM+ via incentives.
WEDNESDAY, 4:11pm: The Eagles announced that they have signed Rueben Randle to a one-year deal. Agent Vincent Taylor of Elite Loyalty tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) that the deal is worth more than $3MM with $500K guaranteed.
Randle, who will turn 25 in May, was one of the youngest unrestricted free agents on the market this offseason. The receiver put up solid numbers during his last few years in New York, though his up-and-down play was a source of frustration for some fans. He set career highs in 2014 with 71 receptions and 938 yards, then caught a career-best eight touchdowns in 2015, to go along with 57 catches and 797 yards.
The Giants were said to be concerned about Randle’s work ethic and his “desire to be great,” per one report from Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger. That report gained some validity this offseason as the Giants didn’t make much of an effort to re-sign him.
This year’s crop of free agent wide receivers was rather underwhelming on the whole, but Randle came in as our No. 4 player at the position. In front of Randle, we had Marvin Jones, Travis Benjamin, and Rishard Matthews. Randle’s No. 4 ranking put him ahead of players like Anquan Boldin, Jermaine Kearse, Mohamed Sanu, Marques Colston, Brandon LaFell, James Jones, and Andre Johnson.
Before signing with the Eagles, Randle drew some interest from the Rams.
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