Report: Patriots inquired about Randall Cobb last year

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The Patriots called the Packers about the availability of receiver Randall Cobb last season, Jay Glazer of TheAthletic.com reports.

It is unclear if the Packers considered an offer for Cobb.

Cobb is a free agent this season after catching 38 passes for 383 yards and two touchdowns in nine games last season as he dealt with a hamstring issue.

Cobb, 28, had his best season in 2014 when he earned his only Pro Bowl honor with 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Patriots are in the market for receivers, with Julian Edelman the only player at the position under contract for 2019 among the team’s receivers who finished last season on the active roster. Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson all are scheduled to become free agents.

27 responses to “Report: Patriots inquired about Randall Cobb last year

  1. It should not have taken much more than a ham sandwich to get Cobb from the Packers last year. This clearly shows the lack of faith “Gute” and the Packers have for last year’s Packer rookie WRs.

  2. I think Patterson will re-sign with the Pats. Dorsett and Hogan would have to take awfully low money to stay in New England. Like Amendola they might get more $$ elsewhere

  3. I, too, think Patterson will stay. Belichick likes him and prizes his versatility. CP even did a decent job as a fill-in RB last year, reminiscent of Troy Brown playing DB in a pinch. I think they like Dorsett too but he’ll likely get more $$ elsewhere. Hogan is gone, he hasn’t got much left and someone will pay him.

  4. If Cobb is healthy and signs with the Patriots, he will be even better than he was in GB. He’d be crazy not to sign there if the opportunity presents.

  5. No WR is beating down the door of a team with a 42 year old QB. That’s just bad business.

  6. The issue is the fact Cobb “can’t” stay healthy.
    If he could,… he would never see the light of day in free agency.
    Someone is gonna pay him $10 mil/yr. And that GM is gonna take flack cuz Randall will be oft injured.

  7. Cobb is too old now he doesn’t get separation unless Rodgers is scrambling around for time.He has been ineffective for more years than he has been decent in GB.

  8. That could be good, if he doesn’t drop too many….TB does not tolerate too many of them….

  9. Cobb does quite well… with a great QB, when he is healthy, he missed games each of the last 3 seasons, always seems to come up on the injury report.

    Why would Gute trust 3 rookie WRs? I get that he drafted them, but that doesn’t earn trust… especially after their poor practice out of the gates, it would be one thing if they started off well, and were instant pros knowing all the options and reads, but its not always that easy.

    When Cobb was in the game Rodgers seemed MUCH more comfortable.

  10. Should’ve shipped Cobb out. Packers are in rebuilding mode anyways. Tear it all down.

    Start looking for a new QB.

  11. No WR is beating down the door of a team with a 42 year old QB. That’s just bad business.
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    They said that when he was 37.
    And 38.
    And 39.
    And 40.
    And 41.

    Don’t count him out until he retires.

    Your eyes are not deceiving you.

  12. Patterson has hands of stone and Hogan has lost two steps. I would prefer the Pats let them all walk and hire whoever identifies receivers for the Steelers to draft and use four picks for that purpose.

  13. vikesin2020 said:
    March 7, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Would be nice to see what Cobb can do with a great QB / leader.
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    Well, that rules out Minnesota.

  14. This clearly shows the lack of faith “Gute” and the Packers have for last year’s Packer rookie WRs.
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    So in your expert opinion they should have traded Cobb and gone into the season starting three receivers that have never caught a pass in the NFL? Good thinking.

  15. mikemanning95 says:
    March 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm
    No WR is beating down the door of a team with a 42 year old QB. That’s just bad business. 42 years young the living legend and only 6 time sb winning qb! Fixed that for you 😉

  16. I wouldn’t completely rule out Randall taking a hometown discount contract that is offered.

    Randall will get some better offers elsewhere and may very well go, but if Gute offers him a way to stay he may take it. Green Bay is where Randall wants to be and it’s possible he may be in TitleTown for at least one more year.

    Probable? No. Possible? Yes.

    #GoPackGo!☝️

  17. This clearly shows the lack of faith “Gute” and the Packers have for last year’s Packer rookie WRs.
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    So in your expert opinion they should have traded Cobb and gone into the season starting three receivers that have never caught a pass in the NFL? Good thinking. They tried to trade for Cobb at the deadline when gb wasn’t going anywhere.

  18. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 7, 2019 at 7:53 pm
    It should not have taken much more than a ham sandwich to get Cobb from the Packers last year. This clearly shows the lack of faith “Gute” and the Packers have for last year’s Packer rookie WRs.
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    yeah because any smart GM would ride into a season w 3 rookie WRs starting…….smh

  19. So in your expert opinion they should have traded Cobb and gone into the season starting three receivers that have never caught a pass in the NFL? Good thinking. They tried to trade for Cobb at the deadline when gb wasn’t going anywhere.


    Green Bay wasn’t going anywhere at preseason.
    And other than Cobb and the rookie WRs there was Adams and Allison so by trading Cobb they would not have had to start 3 rookies, although they would have had to count on was one of them stepping up, which now appears to have been too much to ask.
    Glad to help you understand the team you like

  20. Green Bay and Minnesota both received 2018 preseason predictions for SuperBowl appearances. Minnesota failed spectacularly. Green Bay was hit with injuries and inexperience. Green Bay is feeling confident going into 2019. Minnesota is reeling and uncertain about nearly everything.

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