Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle's knee tendinitis continues to keep him out as the days tick down toward the regular season. And HC Tom Coughlin said the whole thing has thrown him for a bit of a loop.
"This thing with Rueben has really confused me," he said. "He's been able to handle this so well over the years. And yet this circumstance has been bothersome."
To recap: Randle has battled knee tendinitis since high school, but has always been able to play through it. Things flared up during the Giants' joint practices with the Bengals, and Randle left the first day's session early and missed the entire second day.
Despite struggling to get through warmups, Randle inexplicably played in the preseason game and hobbled off after three plays. He has not practiced since. Victor Cruz hasn't been cleared to play in the preseason yet, the story added.