Randall Cobb cleared for running


Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is eligible to be activated from injured reserve for this week’s game against the Cowboys, but it doesn’t look like that will happen.

Cobb hasn’t practiced and hasn’t been cleared to play in a game, so Week 15 is probably going to be too fast for him to get back on the field. He has taken a step toward getting back before the year is over, however.

Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com reports that Cobb said he’s been cleared by doctors to start running after spending the last two months rehabbing his fractured right tibia. Cobb expressed some frustration last week that he had not been given the green light to start running, but he obviously made some progress in the last few days for doctors to sign off on an increased workload.

The Packers placed Myles White on injured reserve this week, leaving them with Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Jarrett Boykin and Chris Harper at wide receiver on the 53-man roster.