WR - FA
Week 6 Outlook
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Chicago Bears have placed wide receiver Rueben Randle (hamstring) on the injured reserve list Sunday.
Randle was placed on IR with a hamstring injury Sunday. Since he hasn't taken a regular season snap since 2015, his time in the league could be coming to an end in the wake of his injury. Even if he remained with the team, he would have likely struggled to make the final roster on a rebuilding Bears club with holes at wide receiver. In a corresponding move, the Bears signed kicker Roberto Aguayo to compete with Connor Barth for the team's starting placekicker job in 2017.
Veteran receiver Rueben Randle, acquired in the offseason, finished Thursday's game with two catches for 18 yards.
Randle is another piece to the Bear's deep receiving team. For now, he is not worth owning in fantasy leagues, but worth keeping an eye on as he may be serviceable in deep leagues.
The Chicago Bears have signed free agent wide receiver Rueben Randle to a reserves/ futures contract Tuesday.
Randle spent the 2016 season unemployed after being released by the wide receiver-needy Eagles in the preseason. He worked out for the Saints and Bears at different points of the year, but he was never signed. Randle was likely brought in by the Bears to serve as a body for OTAs and training camp and will have to play mistake and drop free football in order to make a roster next season.
The Philadelphia Eagles have released WR Rueben Randle on Sunday.
Randle seemingly played his way out of Philadelphia during his short offseason tenure with the club. The veteran wideout caught 20 touchdowns during his four-year career with the Giants, however, he had an unimpressive showing in spring and summer workouts that all but caused his release from the Eagles. Randle could be scooped up quickly by a wide receiver needy team like the Rams.
Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jimmy Kempski described WR Rueben Randle's performance in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an "embarrassment." Kempski further stated that Randle failed to block and "barely ran routes" in the contest.
Randle is currently projected to begin the regular season as the No. 4 wide receiver on the Philadelphia Eagles. Randle has struggled in camp and had a horrid performance in the preseason opener according to beat writer Jimmy Kempski. Randle is the veteran of the group and aside from Jordan Mathews, is the only wideout on the Eagles who has decent NFL production in his career. Philadephia has a plethora of question marks at the receiver position in 2016 and Randle could eventually emerge as the leading fantasy scorer of the group at the end of the campaign.