Packers will make call on Randall Cobb on Saturday


Aaron Rodgers is in and Eddie Lacy is in, which means the only decision left for the Packers when it comes to their offense on Sunday has to do with wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Cobb practiced again on Friday and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that he looked like he “might be playing sooner, rather than later.” Coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t willing to rule Cobb in for the date with the Bears, although it sounds like that’s in the cards if Cobb’s leg doesn’t start barking overnight.

“We gave Randall a bunch of work today. He’ll be evaluated tomorrow. See how he feels tomorrow,” McCarthy said, via Paul Imig of FOX Sports Wisconsin.

The Packers would need to activate Cobb from injured reserve, something that would happen on Saturday assuming Cobb’s evaluation goes well. While the Packers won’t be fully intact on Sunday — linebacker Clay Matthews had another surgery on his thumb, to name one missing part — it looks like they’ll be the most complete team they’ve been in months heading into a game they have to win.

12 responses to “Packers will make call on Randall Cobb on Saturday

  1. The Packers currently only have 51 players on the active roster. Other than activating Cobb from injured reserve, no roster move needs to be made.

  2. Put him out there he can go. He is better than Boykins as a deep threat and better hands.

    With Finley not coming back I hope they would choose to go 4 WRs 8-12 times.

  3. Soldier Field will be packed and rockin’ as the division title will be decided.

    Meanwhile … the Metrodome will be closed for good as two meaningless teams play yet another meaningless game. Did those fair-weather fans even sell it out?

  4. I do not think the Packers need to make a roster move for Cobb since they placed Jolly and Bostick on IR last week with no corresponding moves that I am aware of.

  5. Jarrett Boykin has the highest catch completion per targets thrown to on the team and is in the top five in the NFL. He’s got almost 4 inches and 30 pounds on Randall Cobb and plays a different position than Cobb. He is a poor man’s Dez Bryant with a better attitude and will be replacing James Jones next season. Cobb is tremendous in the slot but is not designed to be the outside wide receiver.

  6. The formula to win the Super Bowl the last few years: sneak into the playoffs, get healthy at the right time, and get hot in January. The packers look like the team that looks the most like that right now.

  7. If Cobb can’t go-Santana Moss will be available after the 1pm game-man I just thought about it-RG3-9@L. Fletcher will be 99% sure they’ll be available also. I think they will also be willing to buy some stock in the team!!

  8. With Rodgers and Cobb returning – I’d like to see Dom dial up the blitzes.

    We can’t backpedal in hopes of preventing big plays – our d has been better at getting takeaways lately – so let’s just dial up the aggression and get our offense the ball.

    It worked for the 2009 Saints.

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