Reports on Tuesday indicated Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb would miss six-to-eight weeks with a fractured fibula and the Packers confirmed them in the afternoon.
The Packers announced that they have placed Cobb on injured reserve with the ability to return. Cobb will be eligible to begin practicing again in six weeks, which means the Packers don’t think there’s a chance for him to return at the most optimistic side of that timetable. He’ll be eligible to play in eight weeks.
With James Jones also hurting, the Packers are thin at wide receiver. Aaron Rodgers thinks the running game can help the team navigate past the rough spots, but the team also made a couple of roster moves to increase the available targets for the quarterback.
Wide receiver Myles White and tight end Jake Stoneburner, who played some wide receiver at Ohio State, have been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. Both players signed with the team as undrafted free agents in the spring and have been on the practice squad for the entire regular season.
The Packers also placed guard Greg Van Roten on season-ending injured reserve.