Report: Randall Cobb not on trade block, though teams have inquired

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Some teams have called the Packers about the availability of receiver Randall Cobb, but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the team does not have him on the trade block.

It disputed an earlier report by Mike Lombardi of the Ringer, who said Cobb was “available” with one-time Pro Bowler “being shopped around.”

Cobb is in the final year of his contract, scheduled to make $8.6 million in base salary. With the Packers using three draft choices on receivers, Cobb very well could leave Green Bay as a free agent in March. But it appears he will spend his eighth season with the Packers.

Rapoport said the Packers “expect him contributing on their team.”

Cobb, who celebrated his 28th birthday Wednesday, caught 66 passes for 653 yards and four touchdowns last season.

50 responses to “Report: Randall Cobb not on trade block, though teams have inquired

  1. I’m a Packers fan, but see Adams as a pretty good #2 receiver and Cobb as a pretty good #3. Rodgers will make them look better than that, but if they can get something decent for Cobb they should do it – after this season. There are no backups that can be relied upon.
    Hopefully someone emerges soon.

  2. $8.6 million for a WR who had 650 yards and 4 TDS??!!!!
    LMFAO
    Great contract, Packers
    It continue to show why you’re front office is the most OVERRATED in the NFL

  3. Can’t imagine they would part with him this year. Next year he’ll probably be gone one way or another or playing in GB for a lot less, but this season the Packers need him while the new WRs sort themselves out.

  4. Cobb was great for a bit, but he’s never looked the same since he punctured his lung against Arizona. Pack should have kept Nelson and let Cobb go, in my opinion. Cobb has lost his elite quickness and doesn’t have the frame to handle the hits over the middle.

    My belief. Packers will ask Cobb to cut his salary in half.

  5. I can’t remember the last time the Packers had a true #1 receiver. It’s been awhile. It wasn’t Nelson and it still isn’t Adams.

  6. Stellar if you think Jordy was not the #1 WR for a while then you are mistaken. Also Davante is the #1 right now and took that job from Jordy about 16 months ago. Is one reason why Jordy was expendable.

    I know what you are saying, that the Packers spread it around so much that it is almost like there is no pecking order, but Davante is indeed the #1 WR on this team.

    #1 Davante Adams

    #2 Randall Cobb

    #3 Geronimo Allison

    85% of the offense is run with 3 WR’s on the field.

    Jimmy Graham will also line up wide as a WR at times with Marcedes Lewis at TE

    The #4 WR job is still being battled for by Kumerow, Valdes-Scantling, St. Brown and Moore.

    Look for Gute to keep 7 WR’s. Only question mark will be Trevor Davis. If a different returner can lock down job the next 2 pre season games then Davis is gone. If not Davis will need to be one of the 7 kept.

  7. DID YOU FORGET RODGERS WAS OUT LAST YEAR???? smh
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    vikingjack73 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    $8.6 million for a WR who had 650 yards and 4 TDS??!!!!
    LMFAO
    Great contract, Packers
    It continue to show why you’re front office is the most OVERRATED in the NF

  8. I can’t remember the last time the Packers had a true #1 receiver. It’s been awhile. It wasn’t Nelson and it still isn’t Adams.
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  9. I can’t remember the last time the Packers had a true #1 receiver. It’s been awhile. It wasn’t Nelson and it still isn’t Adams.
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    His averages the last 5 years when healthy for a 16-game season;

    87 rec, 1300 yards, 12 tds

    We hadn’t seen that since Sterling.

  10. Everyone is always on the trade block. If you think you can get more value in trade then you make the trade.

    Cobb is a decent player but has never had elite speed or quickness. He has OK hands.

    In GB he and Montgomery are probably interchangeable. MM can go outside into the slot and plays in the backfield. Cobb plays in the slot but can also play in the backfield.

    Montgomery is younger, bigger and probably as fast/quick as Cobb. He is certainly much more powerful and would be tougher for a DB to handle.

    GB probably isn’t actively shopping him because of the WR groups lack of experience, but they should listen.

  11. djvh2 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I’m a Packers fan, but see Adams as a pretty good #2 receiver and Cobb as a pretty good #3. Rodgers will make them look better than that, but if they can get something decent for Cobb they should do it – after this season. There are no backups that can be relied upon.
    Hopefully someone emerges soon.
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    Cobb is a free agent after this season so they won’t be able to get anything for him then.

  12. GBay had an out in his 4yr contract before the 2018 season, with only 3 mil in dead money, and didn’t take it. The guys they drafted are to replace him after he walks after this year. Doubt he’s going anywhere this yr.

  13. I’d love to know what teams are lining up to trade for a wide receiver on the down side of his career, hasn’t been an impact player since 2014, and is making $8.6 million in the last year of his contract.

    The only thing dumber than that is for the team that has him to not want to trade him.

  14. Alan Light says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:16 am
    Cobb wouldn’t even make the Vikings squad, would be like 6th on their depth chart….

    +++++++++

    And where does Treadwell slot in?

  15. stellarperformance says:
    August 23, 2018 at 7:19 am
    I can’t remember the last time the Packers had a true #1 receiver. It’s been awhile. It wasn’t Nelson and it still isn’t Adams.

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    The situation is far from a mess and we have the best QB behind the wheel, and I apologize if I’ve offended any Packer fans (because I’m a big one.) But it’s true. The Packers have had a stable of solid #2’s for a long time, but a legit #1? Not in recent memory. It’s long overdue for a pick to hit. I think this is the year. No wishing, no hoping, no praying (that’s all Viking fan turf,) just observed and realistic expectations.

    This portends to be a very good Packer squad, on offense and defense. Watch and see.

  16. I’d love to know what teams are lining up to trade for a wide receiver on the down side of his career, hasn’t been an impact player since 2014, and is making $8.6 million in the last year of his contract.

    The only thing dumber than that is for the team that has him to not want to trade him.
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    He is only 28 years old.

    But that’s a terrible contract for a guy who is nothing more than a slot receiver. And a pretty poor reflection on the personnel dept, because those guys are literally a dime a dozen these days. You don’t pay 10/mil season, unless you have Wes Welker.

  17. “WR on the downside of his career”

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    Randall just turned 28 yesterday. Thielen is older than Cobb so Thielen must be in his twi-lite.

    Clown comment once again.

    Cobb who played most of last year without Aaron still put up 66 cathes. If you think his numbers will go down this year…good luck with that👍

  18. The Packers have had a stable of solid #2’s for a long time, but a legit #1? Not in recent memory.
    ++++++++++

    How bad is your memory?

    2014 Jordy Nelson: 98 catches, 1,519 yards, 13 td.

    2016 Jordy Nelson: 97 catches, 1,257 yards, 14 td.

    On what planet are these #2 wr numbers?

  19. The Packers have had a stable of solid #2’s for a long time, but a legit #1? Not in recent memory. It’s long overdue for a pick to hit. I think this is the year. No wishing, no hoping, no praying (that’s all Viking fan turf,) just observed and realistic expectations.
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    From the Super Bowl on, Nelson was as good as anyone we’ve seen, outside of 2 or 3 guys.

    Jennings was a great playmaker. Not a true franchise WR in the sense that Julio or Green are, but he was a bonafide #1 for sure.

  20. packertruth says:
    August 23, 2018 at 6:56 am
    Cobb was great for a bit, but he’s never looked the same since he punctured his lung against Arizona. Pack should have kept Nelson and let Cobb go, in my opinion. Cobb has lost his elite quickness and doesn’t have the frame to handle the hits over the middle.

    My belief. Packers will ask Cobb to cut his salary in half.

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    I dont recall him ever having elite quickness.

    Hes just a guy who overachieved because of his QB.

    I thought he should have been cut ahead of Jordy, and I thought Jordy shouls have been cut.

  21. aarons444 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 9:58 am
    I can’t remember the last time the Packers had a true #1 receiver. It’s been awhile. It wasn’t Nelson and it still isn’t Adams.
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    His averages the last 5 years when healthy for a 16-game season;

    87 rec, 1300 yards, 12 tds

    We hadn’t seen that since Sterling.

    ————

    I know you dont mean to do it, but he should not be mentioned in the same breath as Sterling.

    That guy would have gone down as one of the greatest ever if he got a few more years with Favre.

  22. I know you dont mean to do it, but he should not be mentioned in the same breath as Sterling.
    That guy would have gone down as one of the greatest ever if he got a few more years with Favre.
    +++++
    But he didn’t and that is unfortunate. Nelson’s numbers from 2011-2016 are comparable to what Sharpe put up. Sharpe was more dominant but to say Nelson in his prime was not a #1 receiver is ludicrous.

  23. All of these Vikings fans that come here talking about wasting talent. Boy I remember all the Super Bowls Cris Carter and Moss won while wearing Purple.

  24. I know you dont mean to do it, but he should not be mentioned in the same breath as Sterling.

    That guy would have gone down as one of the greatest ever if he got a few more years with Favre.
    ======

    Fair enough.

    .. I think now that Terrell Davis got into the Hall, Sharpe’s chances improved dramatically.

    He was putting up Rice-like numbers before the injury. Every bit as dominant as TD.. such a shame he wasn’t on the Super Bowl teams in 1996 and 1997.

    … they probably have 2 if not for that. Dare I say, 3???

  25. Jordy had great numbers. I don’t believe his career is over. I wish he were still on the team. I’d prefer him over Cobb.

    But…….I’m talking about guys like Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins, AJ Green, Odell Beckham, Keenan Allen, even Larry Fitzgerald. These guys are true No. 1’s and game-changers.

    To me, and this is just my opinion, but Adams and Cobb are more like Pierre Garçon, Amari Cooper, or Corey Davis, or Julian Edelman. All very good, but none are true game-changers.

    It’s just me thinking out loud.

  26. vikingjack73 says:
    August 22, 2018 at 11:45 pm
    $8.6 million for a WR who had 650 yards and 4 TDS??!!!!
    ________________

    The Vikings gave top 10 WR money do a guy who’s career high in yards is 905 yards TDs is 8 and catches is 85ish or so.

    Cobb is deffinetly a number two WR when he became the number 1 when jordy went down he struggled. Same with Rodgers last year. Hopefully he can bounce back

  27. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 23, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    Read between the lines people. They are obviously trying to clear space to accommodate Rodgers’ demands on his new contract.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Maybe they are, to accommodate a new contract. But there are no demands being made and all teams……..all teams…….do the same thing.

    What’s your point, besides fight-picking?

  28. carlpanzramwasatypicalminnesotan says:
    August 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    Remember when the Vikings gave Kirk Cousins, perhaps not even a top 15 QB, all that guaranteed money?

    What a joke. Lol
    —————————————————

    Somebody will be laughing after this season. It most likely won’t be you.

  29. Doug L says:
    August 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    All of these Vikings fans that come here talking about wasting talent. Boy I remember all the Super Bowls Cris Carter and Moss won while wearing Purple.
    ^^^^^^^^
    This.
    And don’t leave out AP….the $94 million RB……dwarfs #2 Edgerrin James by #30+M for career earnings. And no ring. At least Edgerrin got a ring, albeit as a gift from Irsay the year after Edgerrin was no longer a Colt.

  30. What’s your point, besides fight-picking?
    ——
    He has none….never does. Just wants to pick fights in the comment section because he doesn’t have much else to do in life. Hence we get 5-10 posts from him a day on packer stories. Kind of sad really.

  31. Liberalsruineverything says:
    August 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Somebody will be laughing after this season. It most likely won’t be you.
    ………………………………………………………………………………

    Oh, we`ll be laughing after the Minnesota team finishes year 58 in their quest to reach 100 seasons without a championship. With 42 years to go, some would say that not even a franchise like the Minnesota one could complete that goal, but then again it is almost 42 years since they were even in a Superbowl, so if any team could accomplish that feat it would be the Minnesota one.

  32. stellarperformance says:
    August 23, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    What’s your point, besides fight-picking

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    Getting a rise out of you, which is so easy. Thin skinned, overly sensitive, I give you the fans of the green and yellow

  33. As a Vikings fan, I get really annoyed by the dumb comments from both sides. Vikings paid the going rate for a franchise QB. Jimmy G has started like 6 games and is getting 27.5 mil a year. The only reason Treadwell is on the Vikings roster is because he was a 1st round pick. And who are the people saying Davante Adams isn’t a number 1? The best way to judge a WR is their production with different QBs. Adams had nearly 900 yards with that trash Brett Hundley throwing him the ball all year. He’s going to have at least 1500 yards this season.

  34. stellarperformance says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

    The Packers have had a stable of solid #2’s for a long time, but a legit #1? Not in recent memory. It’s long overdue for a pick to hit. I think this is the year. No wishing, no hoping, no praying (that’s all Viking fan turf,) just observed and realistic expectations.
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    Let me see if I understand this because I don’t want to ascribe an opinion to you that isn’t accurate. Are you saying that you think it is a realistic expectation that one of your wide receiver draft picks, picked in rounds 4, 5, and 6, will be a better wide receiver than Jordy Nelson ever was? And are you saying this is going to happen this year, or just eventually?

  35. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:43 am

    “WR on the downside of his career”

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    Randall just turned 28 yesterday. Thielen is older than Cobb so Thielen must be in his twi-lite.

    Clown comment once again.

    Cobb who played most of last year without Aaron still put up 66 cathes. If you think his numbers will go down this year…good luck with that👍
    ________

    It takes a pretty simple mind to think that a player’s career arc is determined entirely by his age. Cobb had his best year in 2014 and his stats have gotten worse every year since then. If you think he’s all of a sudden going to jump back up to where he was four years ago, you’re even more optimistic than stellar.

    Thielen has improved every year he’s been in the league. He will be on the downside of his career when his performance starts to fall off. His age has nothing to do with it.

  36. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    It takes a pretty simple mind to think that a player’s career arc is determined entirely by his age
    ++++++++

    And does it also take a simple mind to just assume that everybody will be hitting their stride come playoff time because…..well…because you want them to be?

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Eventually they’ll find the best combination. Maybe the offense gets off to a slow start because of the new QB, OC, and O-line issues, but they should all be hitting their stride when the playoffs start.

  37. Fans of a team with ZERO Super Bowl victories taunted the fans of one of the greatest franchises of all time. Everyone around the league see’s the irony in this except for the vikings fans.

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