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Randall Cobb will be evaluated; could come off IR

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 27, 2013 – 12:47 pm

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GREEN BAY–Wide receiver Randall Cobb will be evaluated on Saturday and a decision will be made on whether or not to take him off injured reserve and activate him for Sunday’s game in Chicago.

“We gave Randall a bunch of work today. We’ll see how it goes,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday.

“Randall Cobb is a playmaker. He’s dangerous with the ball in his hand. Our offense is based on making the quarterback successful. Football comes very natural to him,” McCarthy said.

Cobb sustained a leg injury on Oct. 13 and was assigned to the injured reserve list, though he was designated for return.

McCarthy confirmed that linebacker Clay Matthews has undergone a second surgery on his thumb, which he reinjured this past Sunday while sacking Ben Roethlisberger.

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McCarthy said the approach with Cobb was to push him as much as possible on Friday and see how he feels on Saturday after the extensive work.

“The push has really come the last two weeks for Randall Cobb,” McCarthy said. “You could see he was coming on strong. I thought he did some good things last week, but he wasn’t ready. He’s fighting through the soreness and the things you would expect, coming back from the seriousness of his injury. He looks good. He’s got fresh legs. He’s doing all the little things. The fine-motor-skill things he was able to stay on top of.

“We just have to make sure he’s ready to go.”

With Matthews out, the Packers are back to where they were earlier in the season at outside linebacker, counting on rookies Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer to back up Nick Perry and Mike Neal.

“This experience of playing a lot of players, particularly younger players a little earlier than you’d like, we’re hoping to see the benefits come crunch time,” McCarthy said. “And we’re at crunch time.”

Regarding the decision to play QB Aaron Rodgers this week, McCarthy said any concern for the risk of re-injury will not affect the play-calling. If that were the case, Rodgers wouldn’t be playing.

“That goes back to the decision,” McCarthy said. “It’s time for Aaron to play. We’re going to cut him loose, and we’re going to go play. We’re going to play to win.”

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40 Responses to “Randall Cobb will be evaluated; could come off IR”

  1. By Nanniz on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    I sure hope that Randall is ready and cleared to play for this Sunday! GO PACK GO!!

  2. By Bill S. on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Would love to see a “statement” game by the Pack this Sunday. That would certainly scare the bejesus out of the rest of the league!

  3. By Bill S. on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    A perfect game score would be 42-13 in our favor. The game being out of reach by halftime and resting players the 2nd half. Not only would this keep everybody fresh, but save our fingernails for the playoffs!

  4. By Bill S. on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Celebration beverages taste so much better than “drowning your sorrow” ones…

  5. By Commando on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Cobb was ready weeks ago……The Medical staff needs to be fired ASAP…To include dead beats Thompson and Murphy….

  6. By Matt on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Commando is a fool

  7. By Ryan on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Commando knows nothing about football leave the kid be

  8. By buckybadger on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    This would just be a bonus. With Lacy and Rodgers looking ready to go you have to like the Packers chances.

  9. By AZCornerTap on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Packers playing for a playoff spot, about to get hot, and all you can do is call for everyone to be fired? Relax, enjoy the game

  10. By northerner on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Cobb would be another plus to the receiving group, but Boykin has really come through lately. Nelson, Jones, Cobb and Boykin should help light up Soldiers Field this Sunday. The guy they really need to have available is Lacy.

  11. By kygirl1 on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    It would be a godsend to have Cobb come back for the Chicago game. He’s a playmaker like Jordy is. I’ll say some prayers for you guys. I hope we can stay injury free for awhile. With Aaron back at the reins and Cobb back in position, we’ll have the extra weapons we need. Kudos to TT, MM, Murphy, and our medical staff for thinking of the players and their health, rather than a “win at any cost.”

  12. By Nick on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    It would be great to have this whole offense clicking, and playing together a week before the playoffs. With the additions of Boykin, Quarless, and a mature run game, this offense could be unstoppable.

  13. By Nick on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Also thanks to Flynn. I didn’t think he was all that impressive but he did enough to keep us alive.

  14. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    This could be 2010 all over again. GO PACK GO!!

  15. By packers_in2k13 on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Packers were playing some damn good football before Rodgers went down i think with Cobb back this team is gonna be fired up.

  16. By Attorney of the Lord, JC on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Yet for millennia it seems they have been interacting with our species. What do we have that fascinates them so powerfully? Their first concern will be to survive in the best capacity. What do we have that would benefit their survival? It might be said that they wish to hybridise with us so that they can survive on our planet by merging species with one already adapted for the local conditions. But then cloning would be a better solution. Clone and reclone humanity in hybrid mixtures with them. But they have tried this on the spaceships and they are weak and sickly by all accounts.

  17. By fredrik on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Are they the nephelim in truth? or something….darker?

  18. By KyPackerFan on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    I agree Commando is a nutjob, probably a Bear’s fan too!

  19. By Bill S. on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    With Lacy hobbled, don’t be surprised to see more of Starks and Kahlil Bell. Bell could be a surprise 3rd down weapon that would like nothing more than to “stick it” to his former (Bears) team. I, for one, am all for it!

  20. By Mr know it all on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    What about the risk of injury?

  21. By Montanapackfan on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    comando…….stand down the mission is over

  22. By Refort on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

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  23. By Refort on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

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  24. By guido on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Rodgers and Cobb can’t make up for a terrible defense, only partially mask it. Without Clay on the outside and Jolly in the middle, be thankful we made it this far. Hopefully less crucial injuries next year. Be realistic, not dreamers.

  25. By Debbie Downer on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    He’ll get hurt again. I just know it.

  26. By fredrik on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    SuperBowl victory is a LOCK with Rodgers

    Anything less is an EPIC FAIL

    We need prepare for first playoff game NOW – bears game is already OVER cos they ARE PATHETIC

  27. By Shakes McQuackzie on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Cobb looks good to me! Both of him! A toast to both Randall Cobbs!

    >> hiccup <<

  28. By Larry Kaiser on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Just beat Da Bears…..DaBearsDaBearsDaBears….

  29. By Debbie Downer on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    Guido is right. Everybody keeps getting hurt.

  30. By petermaiz on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    What Cobb could do for the offense is incredible. The Bears would have to use a different logistics setup to deal with him. It would make the offense more lethal as his being on the field would liberate other receivers options. It’s really a must to have him play. Let’s hope we can contain Forte somehow and that we don’t give their quarterback 20 seconds to throw.

  31. By 56 yr Packman on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    I Believe!!!
    I believe the young ‘uns will rise and shine when we need them most!
    Go PACK Go !!!!!

  32. By GopkGo on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    As much as I would like to see Cobb back, Pack should play it safe. GBs offense is still quite good especially with the emergence of Boykin. Last thing we need is for Cobb to go down again, his injury was absolutely catastrophic. He’s sore and probably a little rusty, activate him after we get into the playoffs to ensure he’s 100%! Gopkgo bears & cutler suck!

  33. By Nancy on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    This comment by a writer for Sports Network was just too good not to share: :)

    “Rodgers may also be joined by receiver Randall Cobb, who has been on the shelf since Oct. 13 with a fractured right fibula.

    No truth to the rumor that the Pack will also roll out Robert Brooks, Sterling Sharpe and Antonio Freeman to further exacerbate their long-time rivals.”

    http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=nfl/news/news.aspx?id=4650342

  34. By KyPackerFan on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    Does anybody know Cobb’s status/ Did he make the trip to Chicago? It would be helpful to know; greater for the team if he did.

  35. By KyPackerFan on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    Somebody need to block this idiot “REFORT” or what ever handle he is using now to sling his snake oil.

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    up to I looked at the check which was of $8678, I be certain …that…my cousin woz like they say trully earning money in there spare time on-line.. there aunts neighbour has done this for only eight months and resantly cleared the mortgage on there cottage and purchased themselves a Lotus Esprit. you can check here……….. http://clockurl.com/Bc2

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  38. By KS on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    Cobb activated!

  39. By chris on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    Woohoo!

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