Cobb enters offseason training as one of three returning members of the 2020 wideout group.
Cobb joins Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee as the primary incumbent wide receivers for the Texans, who brought in several veterans and rookie third-rounder Nico Collins to compete for jobs in what is expected to be an overhauled passing offense in 2021. For starters, quarterback Deshaun Watson may not be around due to his desire to be traded and off-field legal entanglements. They also let Will Fuller walk in free agency, leaving Cooks and Cobb as players with assured roles. While Cooks can work outside and inside, Cobb is a slot receiver, where the less experienced Coutee could cut into some of his reps. Still, Cobb has a large dead-cap hit ($10.3 million) if Houston makes him a post-June 1 cut, so it likely behooves the team to keep him around and involved with so much invested in the 10-year pro.
Interim coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that there is "a good possibility" Cobb (toe) will not return in 2020, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
The 30-year-old was placed on IR shortly after injuring his toe Week 11, and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the veteran slot man could require offseason surgery. If it's indeed deemed that Cobb isn't fit to return for the Texans' final three games, Keke Coutee and Chad Hansen will continue seeing increased playing time. Cobb is under contract with the Texans for 2021, after which point the team has a potential out that would leave them with only $2 million in dead money against the cap.
Cobb (toe) awaits further medical information and is considering not playing again in 2020, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cobb remains in a medical boot for the injured toe suffered Week 11 against New England and is evaluating whether it makes sense for him to play again. The receiver awaits a doctor's recommendation, due next week, about whether Cobb should undergo surgery, regarding whether he should undergo surgery and not play again this season, or rehabilitate the toe and attempt to play. If Cobb opts to shut it down, Keke Coutee and Chad Hansen would be the primary beneficiaries.
The Titans placed Cobb (toe) on injured reserve Wednesday.
Cobb's move to IR officially rules him out for at least three games. Along with Cobb, the Texans will also be without Kenny Stills (quadriceps) for Thursday's game against the Lions, so look for Keke Coutee to see an uptick in playing time as the Texans' No. 3 receiver behind Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks.
Cobb (toe) is seeking a second medical opinion, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cobb has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Lions, but he's not accepting the initial diagnosis of a season-ending injury until he hears from a second doctor. Cobb was injured early in Sunday's win over New England and replaced by Keke Coutee, who caught his first touchdown of the season.
Cobb (toe) is in danger of being placed on injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cobb is expected to miss at least Thursday's game against the Lions due to the severity of his toe issue, and being placed on IR would rule him out for a minimum of two additional weeks. An absence of any length for the veteran slot man could open up additional playing time for Keke Coutee, who scored his first TD of the season during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Patriots.
Cobb (toe) is expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Lions, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cobb had an MRI on his injured toe Sunday, and the results suggest the veteran slot receiver will likely miss his team's Week 12 tilt. Keke Coutee, who scored a touchdown after Cobb's departure in Sunday's win over the Patriots, will fill in for Cobb in the slot. Fellow Texans wideout Kenny Stills (quadriceps) got more encouraging news, as he hasn't been ruled out for his team's Thanksgiving Day tilt.
Cobb underwent an MRI on the foot injury he suffered during Sunday's 27-20 win against the Patriots, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cobb didn't return to the field after recording a three-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Kenny Stills (leg) also had an MRI, so the Texans receiving corps will be one to monitor in the coming days to see if absences are on the horizon.
Cobb (foot) won't return to Sunday's game against the Patriots.
With Kenny Stills (leg) also injured Sunday, Keke Coutee is in line for added looks in the Texans' Week 11 passing game alongside Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller.
Cobb suffered a foot injury during Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Cobb was targeted twice before his departure, with the final one a three-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. That said, he came up hobbling at the end of the play and now is deemed questionable to return. If Cobb is unable to come back Sunday, Kenny Stills and perhaps even Keke Coutee will be in line for additional work.
Cobb caught three of five targets for a team-high 41 yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to Cleveland.
Cobb finished third in targets and catches behind Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller on a rainy, windy day in Cleveland that put a cap on downfield passing. No wide receiver on either team crossed the 50-yard mark.
Cobb caught all three of his targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 27-25 win over the Jaguars.
One game after leading the Texans in targets, Cobb was tied for fifth with Darren Fells in chances Sunday. He leads Houston's wideouts with an 80.5 catch percentage, but Cobb doesn't get much use on a week-to-week basis. The slot receiver has finished under 50 yards in five of eight games in 2020.
Cobb (illness) returned to practice as a full participant Thursday.
Cobb looks like he'll be good to go for Sunday's game at Jacksonville after the illness sidelined him during Wednesday's practice. The 30-year-old was one of several Houston receivers whose named popped up in trade rumors prior to Tuesday's deadline, but the team's wideout corps ultimately remained intact. So long as he stays healthy, expect Cobb to operate as the Texans' top option out of the slot for the remainder of the season.
Cobb didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cobb will hope to shake off the illness in time to suit up for Sunday's matchup versus a porous Jaguars secondary. If the slot receiver can't go, Kenny Stills would benefit from more snaps alongside starters Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller.
Cobb recorded eight receptions on 10 targets for 95 yards Sunday in the Texans' 35-20 loss to the Packers.
Cobb surprisingly led the Texans wide receiver corps in targets, receptions and yards, out-pacing both Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks in the process. The effort marked his first time reaching double-digit targets in any game this season and the second time he topped 60 yards. Cobb's performance was highlighted by a 28-yard reception late in the second quarter that set up a 41-yard field goal attempt for the team. Despite working primarily out of the slot, Cobb now has five receptions of 20 yards or more this season and has been a beneficiary of Deshaun Watson's explosiveness. Cobb and the Texans will head into Week 8 with a bye and draw a comfortable matchup against the Jaguars in Week 9.
Cobb caught three of four targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to Tennessee.
Cobb remains active, ranking third on the team with 28 targets behind Brandin Cooks (42) and Will Fuller (41) through six games. Cobb's outlook was brighter a few weeks ago when Cooks and quarterback Deshaun Watson were still trying to establish chemistry, but those two have hooked up 17 times on 21 targets the last two weeks. However, Watson has chucked the ball 34 times per game (61 percent of the offensive plays), which is enough to accommodate more than two wideouts as viable fantasy producers.
Cobb caught all six of his targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 30-14 win over Jacksonville.
After a quiet Texans debut, Cobb has averaged a little over five targets the last four weeks. While Houston's offense has been out of sorts to start the season, Cobb has managed steady production out of the slot. He's played third fiddle to Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks, who had a big day Sunday, but is averaging a respectable 52 yards per game.
Cobb caught two of five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Vikings.
Cobb finished second in targets behind Will Fuller in an offense that still hasn't found a groove in 2020. After a quiet opening week, Cobb is averaging five targets and 63 yards per game over the last three contests.
Cobb caught all four targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers.
Cobb led the Texans in receiving yards and showed an impressive ability to run after the catch with a 28-yard TD in the first quarter. While QB Deshaun Watson spread the ball around to eight different pass catchers, Cobb was targeted four times -- just one shy of a team-high figure. Cobb is behind Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks in the pecking order, but he has value in deeper fantasy leagues and should be an option in Week 4 against the Vikings, which have allowed 299.3 passing yards per game this season.
Cobb caught five of six targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 33-16 loss to the Ravens.
With Will Fuller missing time in the first half due to a hamstring injury and inexplicably not being thrown to upon his return, Cobb and fellow newcomer Brandin Cooks (eight targets, five catches) led the wide receiver corps in the loss. It was a good sign that quarterback Deshaun Watson has developed some chemistry with his new targets, but that usage could be contingent upon Fuller's health.
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