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Author Topic: Chris Randle released today  (Read 11635 times)
The Zipp
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« on: January 09, 2019, 11:02:43 PM »

As per twitter

Paul friesen:
#Bombers cut veteran corner Chris Randle. Outright. Realize he's maybe lost a step, but this smacks of freeing up $. Possibly for Bighill.

Ed tait:

The #Bombers release veteran CB Chris Randle @ChrisRandle_Ad. One of my faves to deal with and a true pro.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 11:05:54 PM »

WINNIPEG, MB., January 9, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released international cornerback Chris Randle.
 
Statement from Winnipeg Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters:
 
"Roster decisions like these are never easy to make. Some are harder than others, and this certainly was a tough one. Chris has been the definition of a consummate professional in every facet of his game, both on and off the field, since we acquired him. Our organization cannot thank him enough for everything he has given us, and we wish him and his family the best moving forward."
 
Randle has spent the past five seasons in Winnipeg after being acquired in a trade prior to the 2014 season. He appeared in 75 games for the Bombers during that time, recording 217 defensive tackles, 45 special teams tackles, two sacks, 12 interceptions, and three forced fumbles.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 11:29:02 PM »

Clearly has lost a step and as tough as it is to see him go, he battled for this team and we thank him. Who?s out there in free agency as a corner we could pursue? That position is scary for a raw rookie to start at.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 11:36:34 PM »

Randle Island no more. Cry He had a poor season last year but I hope he catches on somewhere else.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 11:39:13 PM »

Sorry to see him go.  Classy player Sad
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 11:50:01 PM »

Time beats them all.  Sorry to lose a class guy and a one-time rock on D.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 11:52:33 PM »

That's a ton of locker room leadership walking out the door too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 12:05:22 AM »

Timing is odd on this. We must be going after a younger, cheaper free agent , which is fine, I just would have signed the FA first then released Randal as no way a raw rookie starts there
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 12:07:29 AM »

I'm not surprised by this. He had lost a step and hopefully this frees up some money for Bighill.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 12:12:04 AM »

Tough one, for sure. He's been one of our best players during the Miller/Walters/O'Shea era. Probably had his best season two years ago and then didn't look quite right last season.

For a GM to be successful though, you have to be to cut ties with those high paid vets before they start costing you games.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 12:30:46 AM »

The business side of pro sports is never pretty....thanks Chris for your leadership over the past 5 seasons with the Blue!   Good luck in your future endeavours!
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 12:34:38 AM »

Wow. Was surprised but he didn't play on to the level 150000$ earns
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 12:48:35 AM »

Tough one. Randle has been awesome for us but he was definitely losing a step last year. Hard to pay shutdown cover corner money for a player who can't quite do it consistently anymore. I don't think it has much to do with Bighill.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 01:08:14 AM »

****! One of my favs. I'll miss him. He was beat more last year than in years before, but I didn't think he was easily expendable.
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 01:27:43 AM »

Could always re-sign him for less in FA if the market isn't too hot and he would be open to coming back
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