Eagles Sign Randle; May Trade Up For Wentz?
BOCA RATON, FL — The Eagles agreed to terms with former Giants receiver Rueben Randle, the team announced. Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth more than $3 million, including $500,000 in guarantees.
The 24-year-old hasn’t missed a game since entering the NFL in 2012, and caught 57 passes last season for 797 yards and eight touchdowns. He accumulated a career-high in receiving yards (938) in 2014. He also occasionally returned punts in his first three seasons, although he didn’t do so last year.
The Giants drafted the LSU product in the second round of the 2012 draft.
WENTZ AN OPTION?
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein reported that the Eagles may trade up in the draft for North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.
“Don’t be surprised if a team like the Eagles makes a really strong move up the board to get Wentz,” an NFC executive told Zierlein. “I don’t think he’s worth it, but I think they do. Everyone thinks you have to move ahead of Cleveland, but (Browns Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta) will want to get as many picks as possible out of this draft. It wouldn’t surprise me if a team moved directly to Cleveland’s spot for Wentz.”
When speaking to the media this morning at the NFL’s annual meeting, Doug Pederson said he expected the Eagles to draft a quarterback, but the head coach was unsure they’d do so at No. 8 overall. Jeffrey Lurie discussed the quarterback situation with the media yesterday.
“I think Doug is very confident in both [Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel], and I think we’ve got two solid quarterbacks,” he said. “They will be very competitive, Sam clearly number one, and it’s a great situation to be in. And we’re still looking for a third quarterback. Somewhere in the draft, and I think like we used to do, we would always each year or every other year try to draft a quarterback and at some point, and I think that’ll probably continue. As long as there’s quality throughout the draft, and you can identify how you want to develop a quarterback over time, it’s not somebody that has to step in, then hopefully we can find somebody throughout the draft.”