Watching the Twitter reports of Tuesday's New York Giants-Cincinnati Bengals joint practice, a red flag was raised when reports came out that wide receiver Rueben Randle left practice early and had ice packs on both knees. Now we know why. The fourth-year receiver has knee tendinitis.
Rueben Randle has knee tendinitis. Been dealing with it for a while #Giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 11, 2015
The idea that that Randle, 24, has been "dealing with it for a while" perhaps explains why the Giants recently signed veteran wide receiver James Jones. Not just as insurance for Victor Cruz, but for Randle as well.
Randle caught 71 passes last season and is part of the Giants 'Big Three' of receivers with Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants are hoping Randle will be a beneficiary of the attention that will no doubt be paid to Beckham, and probably to Cruz.
There was no indication as to whether or not Randle would practice on Wednesday.