Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A view of the helmet on Minnesota Vikings running back Bradley Randle (38) on the bench during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley Randle Turns Down Packers’ Workout Offer


Former Vikings practice squad running back Bradley Randle recently turned down an offer to workout for the Green Bay Packers, and he wants you to believe he did it out of loyalty to the Vikings.

Randle tweeted this to his Twitter followers, most of whom are Viking fans who’ve become somewhat irrationally enamoured of the one-time UNLV back:

I wonder what Randle’s response would have been had the Packers offered him a contract instead of merely a workout? Would it still be SKOL for life?

Look, I’d really like to believe that Bradley Randle loves the Vikings so much he would refuse to workout for the Packers out of Purple loyalty, but I’m just not that naive.

It’s more likely that Randle just didn’t care for the terms the Packers were offering and therefore turned down the opportunity. We know that Randle reportedly was told by the Vikings that they might want him back if things don’t pan out with one of their other running backs. So Randle at this point may believe that hanging on and waiting for a spot to open up with the Vikings is the better career option than taking workouts.

Not to sound cynical, but I seriously doubt that some deep-rooted loyalty to the Vikings was behind Randle’s decision to turn down the workout. It just sounds good to say that. Clearly, this guy enjoys having fans.

And clearly there are plenty of people willing to be on the Bradley Randle bandwagon. Despite the fact that Randle hasn’t done squat yet for the Vikings.

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  • Ricky Forschen

    That’s awesome of him, hope he is the first person we sign back if we cut another player

  • Gordon Guffey

    Agree about Randle ~ However I dont believe he was given a fair shot with Frazier and Musgrave running the show ~ Just like Toby not getting more playing time ~ Same goes for trying to force Josh Robinson to play over the slot when they knew he had never played there before ~ Just like they didn’t make a move to try someone else in the nickle or dime ~ The list of the screwups they left behind is long ~ Just like not starting Cole but it was clear he was a nice upgrade over Erin once he got on the field ~

    Coaching will be the biggest improvement coming this year ~ Bigger than any FA or draft pick ~ I truly believe that ~ Guys like Josh Robinson or Cole or Cassel or Ponder or Griffin or Kalil will be better players than last year ~ People have been writing these guys off for a while now ~ Not all of them can be saved ~ But some will be and they will be stepping up and along with the FA and draft picks the Vikings are going to be improved over the last 3 season ~