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Report: Packers “Balked” At Paying Randall Cobb $10M Per, Will Let Him Reach FA

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the Packers “balked” at paying free agent WR Randall Cobb contract that includes an annual salary of $10 million per year.

  • Robinson mentions that Cobb will reach free agency and the Raiders are likely to pay him the kind of money he’s seeking.
  • Robinson doesn’t expect the market to be really deep for a 5-10 wide receiver that is seeking $10 mil a year, but he admits it only takes one team.

This comes just a day after Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Green Bay was willing to offer him a five-year contract that would pay him an annual salary of between $8 million to $9 million.

Cobb’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, reportedly told the Packers that he’s confident they can secure more lucrative offers once the legal tampering period opens this weekend.

McGinn mentions that the two sides have been negotiating an extension for the past six months, but he writes that “barring the unexpected, and keeping in mind that the unexpected often occurs in NFL contract talks, it appears as if Cobb will be playing elsewhere next season.”

According to Bill Huber of PackersReport.com, the Oakland Raiders are considering offering Cobb a “blockbuster deal” that could pay him as much as $11 million annually.

McGinn said he wouldn’t be shocked to see Cobb ultimately end up with a five-year deal averaging between $12 million – $13 million that includes over $30 million guaranteed.

Cobb, 24, played out his four-year, $3,209,421 rookie contract and is clearly in position for a sizable raise this offseason.

In 2014, Cobb caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. He also contributed as the team’s punt returner this year. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 wide receiver out of 110 qualifying players.

We have Cobb listed as the No. 6 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.