It’s official that Antwaan Randle El is back with the team, inking a three-year deal. Interesting sidebar to his return is that he was told that he would have a legit shot at being the teams number three wide out in 2010. Uh, didn’t Mike Wallace do enough to pretty much have that spot locked down heading into the upcoming season?
Wide Receiver Antwaan Randle El said his decision to return to the Steelers wasn’t only because of his familarity with the organization that drafted him in 2002. According to Randle El, getting the opportuinity to become the team’s No. 3 receiver helped make his decision easier. “We just talked about being No. 3,” Randle El said today at the Steelers practice facility after signing a three-year contract. “Certainly if Hines (Ward) or Santonio (Holmes) goes down then, of course, being outside. But the focus is being the No. 3 receiver right now. That’s what I want to do and certainly be productive at it.” Randle El played in 64 games with the Steelers from 2002-2005 and is best known for his 43-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward to clinch the Super Bowl XL victory over Seattle.
I was and still am all for the inking of Randle El, as I think he can upgrade the special teams right away, but I never was a huge fan of him catching the ball, and think that Wallace is the future of this team as a big name wide out, and if nothing else this inking means Limas Sweed better start looking for work elsewhere.
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