Randall Cobb practices for first time since fracturing fibula

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Everyone is waiting to find out the Packers’ plans for quarterback Aaron Rodgers this week, but he’s not the only important offensive player trying to make it back from an injury in Green Bay.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb is also working to return and he took a big step toward that goal on Wednesday. Cobb practiced for the first time since being placed on injured reserve/return in October because of a fractured fibula.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Cobb, who is eligible to play against the Steelers this week, did “very basic” work during the portion of the practice open to the media. We’ll see what coach Mike McCarthy has to say about Cobb later on Wednesday and later this week to see if that means he has a chance of being in uniform this Sunday.

Running back Eddie Lacy did not practice on Wednesday, although it’s believed that his absence was to rest the ankle he sprained in Week 14 and that he’ll be good to go after running for 141 yards on it against the Cowboys.

9 responses to “Randall Cobb practices for first time since fracturing fibula

  1. Getting healthy at the right time. A division title and Super Bowl run is imminent, much like it was in 2010.

    In other news, the Minnesota Vikings are still firmly entrenched in the NFC North cellar.

  2. Tainted, I think the Packers are the only team that can go to Seattle and compete. Crowd noise has never phased them.

  3. No chortling, Packers fans.

    The Gods do not take kindly to chortling.

    The team has not earned anything yet.

    And Pittsburgh and Chicago are formidable opponents.

    In short, every team has flaws — and the Packers do as well, namely a non-existent pass rush, linebackers who cannot cover and perhaps the worst safeties in the NFL.

  4. Granted I do not know Cobb’s physical state right now, but personally I’d hate for him to try to come back yet. A WR recovering from a broken leg is a much different story than a QB recovering from a break on his non-throwing side.
    Cobb’s game is all about smarts, speed, and quick cuts. It’s hard for me to believe that those last two qualities are back to where they should be right now for him to succeed. IF the Pack gets to the playoffs maybe he’d be ready for some plays then. (Almost said “some snaps.” Ouch.)

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