Giants' receiver Rueben Randle emerging as offensive weapon in training camp
By Dave Hutchinson/The Star Ledger
on July 31, 2013 at 7:50 AM, updated July 31, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Second-year wide receiver Rueben Randle has posterized nearly the entire Giants starting secondary over the past two days. He’s not just making a statement early in training camp, he’s screaming from the mountaintop.
On Monday, Randle sprinted past safety Antrel Rolle and cornerback Corey Webster on a post pattern to make a dazzling over-the-shoulder grab at the goal line for a touchdown. Earlier, he snagged a bullet over the middle, wrestling the ball from Prince Amukamara.
Tuesday, the 6-2, 208-pound Randle outleaped Webster and Amukamara on a deep ball at the goal line for a score. It was easily the catch of the day, soliciting a roar of approval from the crowd.
"I’m not surprised," Randle said, benefitting from increased first-team reps with Hakeem Nicks being limited with a groin injury. "I always knew I was capable of doing it. It was just a matter of me getting an understanding of the offense so I can go out there and play fast and make more plays."
Randle, a second-round pick (63rd overall) out of LSU, has been a work in progress. He was slow to pick up the offense last season, which some attributed to a poor work ethic. But he finished strong, catching four passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns in a season-ending victory over Philadelphia.
With Victor Cruz locked in a contract stalemate and boycotting the offseason program and Nicks skipping organized team activity practices, Randle pounced on the opportunity. He was a standout in OTAs and minicamp. It has carried over to training camp.
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