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August 9, 2017 07:00 PM
David Cobb: Trying out for Lions
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Cobb is working out for the Lions on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cobb's trying out alongside fellow running backs Josh Robinson and Bronson Hill, so it seems the Lions may not be content with their depth behind Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick (wrist) at this juncture. Cobb is easily the most accomplished of the three tryout players, as the 2015 fifth-rounder carried 52 times for 146 yards and one touchdown his rookie season with the Titans while Robinson and Hill only have 19 career carries combined. However, Cobb has averaged just 2.8 yards per carry and is a downhill runner who's likely a better fit in a power run scheme, something the Lions don't employ.

May 1, 2017 05:48 PM
David Cobb: Waived by Chicago
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Cobb was waived by Chicago on Monday, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Cobb spent 2016 on the Bears' practice squad but never appeared in a regular-season game. He'll look to catch on with another team in 2017.

January 4, 2017 09:40 PM
Bears' David Cobb: Signs future contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb signed a future/reserve contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Cobb spent a majority of the season on the Bears' practice squad and will now compete for a spot on the 53-man roster next season. He spent seven games during the 2015 season with the Titans, rushing for 146 yards and one touchdown on 52 attempts.

October 25, 2016 07:07 PM
Bears' David Cobb: Signs with Bears practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb signed with the Bears' practice squad Tuesday.

Cobb heads to Chicago after spending time on the Steelers' practice squad this season. A 2015 fifth-round selection by the Titans, Cobb will provide a contingency plan to a Bears backfield that is still without Jeremy Langford due to an ankle injury.

September 7, 2016 02:46 PM
David Cobb: Signed to Steelers practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb signed with the Pittsburgh practice squad Wednesday, Ian Rapoport's reports.

A fifth-round selection last year, Cobb fell out of the Titans' plans after the team traded for DeMarco Murray and drafted Derrick Henry. Given Pittsburgh's lack of proven talent behind Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams, it won't be surprising if Cobb eventually finds his way to the active roster. It would help his cause quite a bit if he could contribute on special teams.

September 2, 2016 04:50 PM
David Cobb: Works out for Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb worked out for the Patriots on Friday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Cobb was released by the Titans earlier this week, but could be an interesting pickup for teams in need at running back. That's because Cobb was a fifth-round selection just last year, but had his rookie campaign largely derailed by a calf injury. In the end, he only played seven games, finishing with 146 rushing yards. With new management's additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry this offseason, Cobb was unfortunately made expendable in Tennessee, but at only 23 years old, the jury could still be out on his ability, which he'll try to prove elsewhere this season.

August 30, 2016 10:38 PM
David Cobb: Released by Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb was released by the Titans on Tuesday.

With the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, Cobb found himself as the odd man out of the Titans' backfield. The second-year man never lived up to the hype that made him a fifth-round draft pick just a season ago. He spent the first half of his rookie season on IR and only rushed for 146 yards in seven games once he returned. Given that he's only 23, Cobb could find work on a team looking to boost up their backfield.

August 30, 2016 04:18 PM
David Cobb: Released by Titans on Tuesday
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Cobb was released by the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of reports.

Tennessee opted to part ways with its 2015 fifth rounder Tuesday mainly due to depth complications at running back. The Titans acquired both DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry in the offseason to dominate the team's rushing attack in 2016, making Cobb an expendable piece. The 23-year-old still has time to land with another club before the regular season rolls around, but time is definitely ticking.

August 29, 2016 10:04 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Just one yard in third preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb rushed twice for one yard and went without a target in Saturday's preseason win over the Raiders.

Cobb got more action than Bishop Sankey, but both were outplayed by Derrick Henry, DeMarco Murray, Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster. The second-year running back's chances of making the Titans' roster are very much in doubt after he averaged a paltry 2.8 yards per carry on 52 attempts as a rookie.

August 20, 2016 07:21 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Loses a fumble in preseason loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb gained 27 yards on six carries and one yard on one reception, also losing a fumble, in Saturday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Cobb didn't get a carry until midway through the third quarter, and he promptly responded by losing a fumble. He did partially redeem himself later in the game, but it wasn't enough to move him off of the roster bubble. Cobb is competing with Antonio Andrews, Bishop Sankey and David Fluellen for what will likely just be one roster spot.,

August 14, 2016 04:24 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Expects to return to practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice Monday, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

With the additions of DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry, and Dexter McCluster to the Titans backfield they have become very deep at the position. Cobb currently projects as the fourth back on the depth chart behind the aforementioned players, which means he is competing for a spot on the final roster. A return to practice is imperative for him to showcase his skill set for that competition.

August 7, 2016 05:58 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Could benefit from extra backfield spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb's chances to make the team would improve if the Titans opt to keep six running backs, ESPN's Paul Kuharsky reports.

While DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry, Dexter McCluster, and a fullback are locks to make the roster, the team could choose to keep two others if they want to dip into their backfield for special teams play. Cobb is battling Antonio Andrews, Bishop Sankey and underdog David Fluellen for the remaining available spot(s) at the position.

May 31, 2016 12:40 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Shows up for OTAs in better shape
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb has dropped seven pounds since last season, the Titans' official site reports.

A 2015 fifth-round draft pick, Cobb had a shot to earn a significant role as a rookie, but he was ultimately derailed by injuries and perhaps poor conditioning. His skill set as a power runner now appears redundant on the Tennessee roster after the team acquired DeMarco Murray and drafted Derrick Henry in the offseason. Cobb is thus left to battle with Antonio Andrews and Bishop Sankey for what will likely be one roster spot, if that. Dexter McCluster, as a passing-down specialist, appears to be the best roster fit alongside Murray and Henry. If he doesn't make the team in Tennessee, Cobb could still draw interest from other organizations before the season begins. There's also always a shot injuries could open things up for him with the Titans.

March 10, 2016 10:58 AM
Titans' David Cobb: Role in question following DeMarco Murray trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb faces added backfield competition after the Titans officially acquired DeMarco Murray from the Eagles on Wednesday, the Titans' official site reports.

Murray is expected to be the team's starting running back in 2016, as Tennessee's management has deemed recent attempts to address the position through the draft a failure. Cobb was part of those efforts after being picked in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft, but failed to impress with an increased second-half workload after missing 10 weeks with a calf injury. The young running back's power running style offers a glimmer of hope that he could snag a goal-line role, but Murray is the odds-on favorite to garner the vast majority of touches at the position when healthy.

January 3, 2016 06:32 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Scores first career touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb rushed 19 times for a career-high 73 yards and scored his first career touchdown during Sunday's 30-24 loss in Indianapolis. He wasn't targeted in the passing game, and finishes his rookie season with 146 rushing yards and one touchdown on 52 carries.

Cobb accounted for exactly half of his season rushing total in what was by far his best career performance. His 2.8 yards-per-carry mark in 2015 leaves a lot to be desired, although being part of an atrocious Titans offense couldn't have made life easy for the rookie. Hopefully he can ride the momentum of this strong finish to early success next season.

December 27, 2015 07:10 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Held below 3.0 yards per carry again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb rushed a team-high seven times for 18 yards, and netted negative-two yards on his only pass target in Sunday's 34-6 loss to Houston.

Cobb's 2.6 yards per carry average actually raised his season mark to a dismal 2.2 on 33 carries. The rookie worked as the offense's featured running back after Antonio Andrews' opening-possession fumble was returned for a touchdown, but it's hardly surprising that he failed to muster much yardage considering he's never topped 3.1 yards per carry in a game. As anybody who's paid even an iota of attention this season knows, Tennessee's backfield situation is a mess.

December 21, 2015 09:02 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Plays second fiddle to Antonio Andrews
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb rushed four times for nine yards, and was held without a target Sunday in New England.

Cobb is clearly behind Antonio Andrews in Tennessee's pecking order at running back, as he has just six carries for 10 yards over the past two weeks. His inability to contribute as a receiver limits Cobb's upside in a Titans offense that has often struggled to open up holes on the ground.

December 14, 2015 09:54 AM
Titans' David Cobb: Held to one yard by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb rushed twice for one yard, and was not targeted in the passing game Sunday against the Jets.

No Titans running back saw more than four caries against the stout Jets run defense, as Tennessee abandoned the run early after giving Cobb and Antonio Andrews 13 carries each last week against the Jaguars. Expect Cobb to find a bit more success against the Patriots next week, although his 2.1 yards per carry average through 22 NFL carries doesn't bode well for the rookie's production moving forward.

December 6, 2015 08:56 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Gets career-high 13 carries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cobb turned a career-high 13 carries into 40 yards, but was not targeted in the passing game Sunday against Jacksonville.

Cobb saw extensive action after head coach Mike Mularkey promised to get him more involved in the offense, suggesting his new role could be permanent. The rookie still has fresh legs after missing the season's first nine weeks with a calf injury, making him a good potential early-down complement to Antonio Andrews moving forward. Next week's matchup against a strong Jets front seven is far from ideal, though.

December 1, 2015 01:52 PM
Titans' David Cobb: Could take on bigger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said he wants to get Cobb more involved in the offense, according to

This is a common refrain from coaches when discussing rookie running backs, but there is actually some reason to believe that Cobb could see a bump from the three carries (for eight yards) he got in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. Mularkey insists that he meant to get Cobb more carries, but the Titans didn't have much luck on early downs and were often faced with 2nd or 3rd-and-long situations. However, even if Cobb does get a few more touches, it doesn't seem that Antonio Andrews is in any immediate danger of losing his role as the lead back. Furthermore, the Titans are about to face a Jacksonville team that's allowing just 3.3 yards per carry.


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