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Report: Packers Place WR Randall Cobb On IR With Designation To Return


Tom Silverstein reports that the Packers have placed WR Randall Cobb on injured reserve with the designation to return.

  • Silverstein adds that Cobb will not be able to return to practice in six weeks.
  • Green Bay signed WR Myles White off of their practice squad.

Cobb suffered a fractured fibula and reports from Monday indicated that he is likely miss 6-8 weeks. There was some talk that Cobb could be back in four weeks, but it’s clear that the Packers are willing to give him at least six weeks to recover.

Green Bay tried to sign rookie WR Tavarres King off the Broncos practice squad, but Denver prevented that from happening. Hopefully for them, James Jones will be able to return in time play against the Browns this weekend.


Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a source has informed him that Packers WR Randall Cobb has a fractured fibula and will likely miss 6-8 weeks.

  • Dunne’s source added that Cobb “nearly broke the fibula all the way through.
  • The source was “adamant” that Cobb will need 6-8 weeks to recover.
  • Dunne adds that Cobb’s best-case scenario is four week absence.

Cobb’s injury was initially reported as a knee injury, but this is still a pretty bad situation for Cobb and the Packers. Should Cobb require, eight weeks to recover, we’re looking at a possible Week 13 return.

We’ll have to see how his leg heals over the next month.


Packers HC Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that WR Randall Cobb will miss “multiple weeks” with a right knee injury.

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that it “sounds like” Cobb will be out two weeks.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Cobb could be out for a month or longer.
  • Green Bay could sign WR Tavarres King off the Broncos practice squad at some point. (Adam Schefter)

James Jones also suffered a knee injury that is reportedly a sprained PCL, so the Packers will be pretty thin at receiver against the Browns in Week 7. We’ll have more regarding any roster moves and Cobb’s timetable in the coming days.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a source has informed him that early reports regarding Randall Cobb‘s injured knee are “good.

  • Schefter’s source added that “he’ll be OK.


Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Packers WR Randall Cobb will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Monday.

  • According to Rapoport, early indications are that it “may not be a major injury.”
  • Ian Rapoport also reported that James Jones may have “dodged a bullet” with his injury as well.

While this hardly suggests that the Packers and Cobb are completely out of the woods, this is about as good of news as they could expect after what looked like a clear ligament tear in his knee.

Knee sprains can still hold a player out for a number of weeks, so it’s likely that the Packers will need to add a wide receiver at some point next week. The Browns signed seventh-round Charles Johnson off the Packers practice squad this week or he would have been an obvious replacement.


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