Some may not consider working with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford a “fortunate situation,” but former New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle is glad to transition from what he considered an unhappy place.
“Unfortunate situation. Things happen, you’ve got to move on,” Randle said Tuesday, according to Les Bowen of Philly.com. “Miscommunication . . . They didn’t like my demeanor and some things . . . I was just judged wrong, read wrong. I gotta do better by that, learn from my mistakes . . . try to move forward here.”
After spending four seasons with the Giants and never quite finding his niche, Randle was picked up by the Eagles during free agency.
Randle has been described as a “pleasant surprise” by head coach Doug Pederson. Randle is also favored to start opposite Nelson Agholor with Jordan Matthews remaining in the slot.
Had Randle continued his strained relationship with the Giants, he would have taken a backseat to Victor Cruz, providing Cruz actually does return this season.
Nevertheless, we can ascertain that Randle’s former Giants teammate Odell Beckham Jr. probably commanded all of the attention in the locker room.
With his new team, Randle will hopefully be able to help Bradford improve off what has been a mediocre career.
As for Randle’s current status, he is recovering from an inflamed gallbladder that had him hospitalized for the first time ever. Randle said that he is “pretty sure” that he will be ready to participate in training camp at the end of July.
In any event, it appears that Randle threw some shade at his old team and new division rival. That could lead to some banter leading up to the Giants’ two meetings with Philadelphia this season.