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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Rueben Randle dealing with hamstring injury

By on 7/30/2014 09:30:00 PM

New York Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle was held out of practice on Tuesday with a sore hamstring reports ESPN's Dan Graziano. Head coach Tom Coughlin simply stated, "He was sore in the hamstring, so we held him."

The seriousness of Randle's hamstring appears to be very low. Unfortunately, it seems that this type of injury is contagious for the Giants.  Randle makes the fourth player for New York that sat out of practice with similar types of injuries.  That list includes wide receiver Odell Beckham and tight end Xavier Grimble with hamstrings, and wide receiver Trindon Holliday with a knee problem.

Rueben Randle has played every game going into his thrid season and he can't afford to take any steps back. Even though Randle should be fine with minimal time missed, the Giants thought Beckham was going to have a quick turn around when he injured his hamstring during the start of  mini-camp almost two month ago. 

Hopefully Randle can heal quickly, as he will be needed to make a bigger impact this year in the passing game. With all the heath issues the Giants are having to endure, Randle getting himself back on the field is going to be curcial. 

He stepped up last year grabbing 41 catches for 611 yards and a team high six touchdowns. Randle should see a much larger amount of targets this year from quarterback Eil Manning, even though they didn't seem to be on the same page at times last year.  Half of the balls thrown Randle's way in 2013 were incomplete, eight of which were intercepted.  Projecting to get more playing time this year Randle will need as many looks with his quarterback as he can get.

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