Cobb has a walking boot on his right foot and may be eased into training camp, but there's no concern about his Week 1 availability, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Cobb, who apparently suffered an injury during OTAs or minicamp, declined to say if he underwent surgery. Some missed time in training camp wouldn't be a big deal for the eighth-year pro, but it'll be worth watching closely if he doesn't make it back for the preseason. With Jordy Nelson swapped out for TE Jimmy Graham this offseason, Cobb is left as the clear No. 2 wide receiver, giving him a chance to venture back into triple-digit targets for the first time since 2015. His two lowest marks for yards per reception came in 2016 (10.2) and 2017 (9.9), but he partially made up for it by catching more than 70 percent of his targets both years. As such, Cobb is most valuable in PPR formats, though any pass catcher playing with Aaron Rodgers also comes with touchdown upside.
Seeking extra cap space to sign Jimmy Graham, the Packers unsurprisingly stuck with the 27-year-old Cobb over the 32-year-old Nelson. The veteran slot receiver hasn't sniffed the 1,000-yard mark since signing a four-year, $40 million contract in 2015, but he's maintained a catch rate in the 70-percent range while showing flashes of his top form. There's still potential for another big season if Cobb and Aaron Rodgers can actually stay healthy at the same time for an extended period.
Once viewed as an elite slot receiver, Cobb is coming off back-to-back seasons with less than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns, entering the final year of his contract carrying a non-guaranteed base salary of $8.6 million. With Davante Adams recently signed to a four-year extension, the Packers may be hoping that Cobb and/or Jordy Nelson will renegotiate contracts that seemed rather team-friendly not so long ago. Cobb's recent production doesn't mesh with his 2018 salary, but there's reason to think he can turn things around and live up to the lofty number, considering injuries -- both his own and Aaron Rodgers' -- played a major role in the underwhelming stat lines the past two years. Still only 27 years old, Cobb should draw plenty of interest if the Packers ultimately decide to move on, be it via trade or outright release.
Cobb nabbed four of six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 35-11 loss to Detroit. He added a four-yard run during the contest.
On fourth and five early in the fourth quarter, Cobb crossed over the middle, snagged a Brett Hundley pass, and cut up field for a 17-yard score -- Green Bay's first in two weeks. 2017 was another ho-hum year for Cobb, but he ended the season strong with two touchdowns in his last three games. It'll be interesting to see what Green Bay does with Cobb following its big contract with Davante Adams. Cobb carries a $12.75-million cap hit in 2018 and a $3.25 million dead-cap figure if he's cut following back-to-back seasons of less than 700 yards receiving.
Cobb caught four of seven targets for 22 yards Saturday against the Vikings. He also lost six yards on his lone carry of the 16-0 defeat.
With Davante Adams (concussion) and Jordy Nelson (shoulder) both out of commission, Cobb was the lone experienced wideout going for Green Bay. That did earn him some attention from Xavier Rhodes on the other side, however, and Brett Hundley's continued ineptitude under center contributed to this lackluster performance as well. Cobb could once again be the main man in the passing game next week against the Lions, but the state of the team's offense and a potential date with Darius Slay make him a risky fantasy play, at best.
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|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||31||21||292||9.4||75||1||2|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||3||5||23||7.7||16||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||14||9||112||8.0||24||0||2|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||4||4||10||2.5||10||0||0|
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|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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