Newly added Eagles Philadelphia wide receiver Rueben Randle’s offseason became a bit problematic when he learned that he needed to have his gallbladder removed.
Randle underwent the operation a little over two weeks ago, and has since received permission to do limited work at minicamp this week. He expects to be participating fully by training camp.
Coach Doug Pederson has high praise for Randle, saying that the receiver has “really made an impact” when he’s been active.
Randle wasn’t quite what the New York Giants were looking for, which was shown by numerous benchings and miscommunication on plays with quarterback Eli Manning. Randle claims that he did not intend to start any drama with the Giants by saying that he was “excited to be a part” of the Eagles team.
“Unfortunate situation. Things happen, you’ve got to move on,” Randle stated, via 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.”
According to coach Doug Pederson, Jordan Matthews will continue operate out of the slot going forward. Randle will be competing for action on the outside with Nelson Agholor and Chris Givens this season.
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