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With both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks missing time at training camp this offseason—mainly due to contract-related issues—Rueben Randle has benefited immensely.
According to Giants.com writer Michael Eisen, Randle was working with the first-team offense and is showing signs of improvement at the wide receiver position. Head coach Tom Coughlin had this to say about the second-year wideout:
“He’s moving in that direction. He certainly has had many, many opportunities, and if there’s a guy that really has a chance to step his game up and really show what he can do, it’s happening right now for Rueben.”
Randle took the field in all 16 games for the G-Men in 2012 and really showed signs of improvement down the stretch, most notably in Week 17 against the rival Philadelphia Eagles when he scored two touchdowns on four receptions for 58 yards.
Even with Cruz and Nicks back, Randle will be an important member of the receiving corps, especially given Nicks' injury woes.