Packers Rookie WR Randall Cobb Likely Out For Season Opener

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According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers rookie wideout Randall Cobb is “listed as having contusions to both knees after getting slammed during a kickoff return Friday night against the Arizona Cardinals.”

While listed day-to-day, the injury appears to be more serious because Cobb is hesitant to answer whether or not he will be ready for the September 8th opener against the New Orleans Saints.
If Cobb is forced to miss the week one match-up at Lambeau Field, it could be considered a minor blow for the Super Bowl Champions. The second round draft pick out of Kentucky has been one of the most exciting players in training camp thus far.

Against the Cleveland Browns, Cobb grabbed three balls and racked up 60 yards. He also looked pretty good on kick-offs, but Cobb may be too valuable to use in the kick-off game.

That’s why the Packers have turned to fellow draft-pick and Hawaii alum Alex Green to also battle for the kick-off return spot. When healthy, the 5′ 10″ and 165 lb. Cobb should be the regular punt returner. In his absence, WRs Chastin West and Jordy Nelson will serve as his likely replacements.

Everyone would love to see Cobb on the field, but no team knows injuries more than the Green Bay Packers who had their team obliterated by them last season. That’s why I would expect the Packers to side with caution and take their time on getting Cobb back in the mix.

What do you think of the minor set-back for Cobb? Were you really looking forward to seeing him in the season opener? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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