Randall Cobb

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #18
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #18

Randall Cobb News

Signing with New York official

The Jets officially signed Cobb (ankle) to a one-year contract Wednesday, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Aaron Rodgers now has a pair of familiar faces in New York's receiving corps in the form of Cobb and Allen Lazard as the quarterback makes his transition from Green Bay. The 12-year pro thus will reunite with Rodgers and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, coming off a 2022 campaign in which Cobb put together a 34-417-1 line on 50 targets in 13 games. Cobb currently is in recovery mode from offseason ankle surgery, but his experience with Rodgers should allow him to hit the ground running once he's back to full health.

May 3, 2023 3:31 PM EST

Expected to reunite with Rodgers

The Jets are expected to sign Cobb (ankle) to a one-year contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Cobb won't have an easy path to playing time alongside the likes of Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Corey Davis and Mecole Hardman, but his presence could be an indication that New York envisions more changes to come in the receiving room. Davis, in particular, has been regularly mentioned in trade rumors this off-season. Cobb is coming off ankle surgery, but his familiar with Rodgers means he shouldn't require as many practice reps as usual to acclimate to a depth role in the Jet's offense.

May 3, 2023 6:08 AM EST

Catches two passes in Week 17

Cobb was targeted twice and caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's 41-17 victory over the Vikings.

Analysis: Cobb played nearly 50 percent of the snaps for the fourth time in five weeks, but he drew only two passes in his direction for a second straight game. Assuming the Packers have all their receivers available for next week's regular season finale against the Lions, he figures to remain in a part-time role.

Jan 2, 2023 11:00 AM EST

Records one reception in win

Cobb was targeted twice and caught one pass for five yards in Sunday's 26-20 victory over the Dolphins. He also returned one punt for two yards.

Analysis: Cobb was credited with a Week 16 start, but he played fewer than half the snaps for a fourth week in a row and saw only two passes thrown his direction. He will have a plus matchup in Week 17 against a Vikings team that allowed wideouts to rack up at least 243 yards four times over the last five weeks, but he totaled jut six receptions, 56 yards and a score over his last four appearances, so his prospects will not be particularly promising unless fellow wideout Christian Watson -- who left Sunday's game with a hip injury -- is unable to go.

Dec 26, 2022 7:35 AM EST

Retains slot role in win

Cobb caught three of four targets for 32 yards in Monday's 24-12 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Cobb maintained his slot role despite the return of Romeo Dobbs (ankle), garnering four targets for the third consecutive game. Allen Lazard (one catch for seven yards) was the player who took the big hit in usage following the rookie wideout's return. Cobb still doesn't provide enough upside to warrant consideration in standard formats ahead of Sunday's tilt against Miami.

Dec 19, 2022 9:51 PM EST

Shut out in Week 13

Cobb was targeted four times but did not catch a pass in Sunday's 28-19 victory over the Bears. He also returned one punt for 15 yards in the game.

Analysis: Cobb finished fourth among Packers skill players in targets and third among Packers wideouts in snaps, but he was held without a reception for the first time in nine appearances this season. Cobb has had a few fantasy-friendly games this season, but it will be tough for him to have another, as not only will he be behind Christian Watson and Allen Lazard when the Packers return from their Week 14 bye, but likely Romeo Doubs (ankle) as well.

Dec 5, 2022 9:30 AM EST

Records first 2022 touchdown

Cobb was targeted four times and caught two passes for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Cobb did not do much in the receptions or receiving yards columns, but he did reach the end zone for the first time in eight 2022 appearances. He has finished a distinct third in snaps among Packers wideouts in the two games he has suited up for following a four-game absence, but that could change if fellow receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) returns in Week 13, as Green Bay could maximize the rookie's snaps with their playoff hopes fading fast.

Nov 28, 2022 8:31 AM EST

Shakes off illness

Cobb (illness) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game at Philadelphia.

Analysis: For the third day in a row, Cobb's practice reps were capped while he continued to battle the ailment, but he must have shown enough progress as the week went along for the Packers to sign off on him playing Sunday. The fact that Cobb appeared on the Packers' Week 12 injury report with only the illness attached to his name is at least a sign that he avoided any setbacks with his right ankle in his return to action in the Week 11 loss to the Titans. The Packers didn't bother easing Cobb back in with a light role against Tennessee, as he played a healthy 56 percent of the snaps of offense and finished with six receptions for 73 yards on six targets in his return from a four-game absence.

Nov 25, 2022 1:41 PM EST

Another limited listing

Cobb (illness) was listed as limited on Thursday's injury report.

Analysis: Cobb's health concern is an ailment as opposed to an injury, which so far has capped his on-field reps during Week 12 prep. Assuming he's able to put the illness behind him for a Week 12 road matchup with the Eagles -- be it on Friday's report or upon the release of inactives about 90 minutes before Sunday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff -- he again will be an option at wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers.

Nov 24, 2022 1:29 PM EST

Dealing with illness

Cobb was limited at Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

Analysis: After a recent IR stint due to a high-ankle sprain, Cobb mixed back in to the Packers offense during last Thursday's loss to the Titans, gathering in all six targets for 73 yards. An illness is impacting his practice reps to kick off Week 12 prep, but he at least has two more opportunities to log a full session and clear himself ahead of Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Nov 23, 2022 2:17 PM EST

Paces pass catchers in return

Cobb (ankle) brought in all six targets for 73 yards in the Packers' 27-17 loss to the Titans on Thursday night. He also recovered an Aaron Jones fumble.

Analysis: The veteran was immediately productive in his return from a four-game absence, leading the Packers in receptions and receiving yards on the night in the process. Cobb's catch and yardage totals were his second highest of the season, and he'll look to build on the momentum he generated with Thursday's performance in a critical Week 12 road matchup against the Eagles a week from Sunday night.

Nov 17, 2022 9:16 PM EST

Back from injured reserve

The Packers activated Cobb (ankle) from injured reserve Thursday.

Analysis: Cobb will miss the minimum four games on IR following the high right-ankle sprain that he suffered back in Week 6. He'll rejoin a Packers receiving corps that is down rookie Romeo Doubs due to his own high-ankle sprain, which will leave Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, Cobb and Sammy Watkins as the top four wideouts available to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In six games this season, Cobb has gathered in 18 of 26 targets for 257 yards, but he's still in search of his first TD connection with Rodgers.

Nov 17, 2022 1:13 PM EST

Likely to be activated Week 11

The Packers plan to activate Cobb (ankle) from injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game against the Titans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Even though Cobb wasn't cleared to resume practicing until Tuesday, the Packers appear comfortable enough with what they saw from the veteran slot man is his workouts the past two days to clear him for his first game action since he suffered a right high-ankle sprain Week 6. Because he's missed the past month and only recently resumed practicing, Cobb could be eased back into the mix with a lighter snap count than usual, even while Green Bay remains without one if its top receivers in Romeo Doubs (ankle). In his six outings on the season, Cobb has recorded 18 receptions for 257 yards and zero touchdowns on 26 targets.

Nov 17, 2022 6:41 AM EST

Back at practice

The Packers designated Cobb (ankle) for return from injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The transaction confirms that Cobb was cleared to participate in Green Bay's practice Tuesday, though the extent of his activity isn't known after he sat out each of the team's last four games with a right ankle sprain. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that Cobb is being treated as day-to-day and could be an option to return to the 53-man roster to play Week 11, even though Green Bay faces a quick turnaround with a Thursday night matchup with the Titans. The Packers will presumably wait and see how Cobb checks out following their practice Wednesday before deciding whether to add him to the roster by Thursday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for transactions. If cleared to play Thursday, Cobb could immediately step into a role as the Packers' primary slot receiver.

Nov 15, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Could play Thursday

Per coach Matt LaFleur, Cobb (ankle) is considered day-to-day and could come off injured reserve before Thursday's game against the Titans, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Cobb was given a 2-6 week return timeline prior to being placed on injured reserve Oct. 22. If his recovery fell on the shorter end of that projection, then Cobb should indeed be healthy enough to suit up Thursday, though the team would first have to designate him for a return from IR.

Nov 14, 2022 11:52 AM EST

Placed on IR

Cobb (ankle) has officially been placed on the Packers' injured reserve.

Analysis: No surprise here, as Cobb was expected to be sidelined for 2-to-6 weeks with an ankle injury. He will be eligible to return in four weeks. Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is returning from injured reserve and is expected to see a healthy workload alongside Allen Lazzard and Romeo Doubs.

Oct 22, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Expecting absence of 2-6 weeks

Cobb (ankle) said Friday that he expects to miss 2-to-6 weeks, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Cobb said it's the same injury he suffered in late 2016, noting that he scored three TDs in a playoff game against the Giants his first week back. Six years later, his reduced role in the Green Bay offense makes that sort of performance highly unlikely, though Cobb did see 13 targets Week 5 (against the Giants, coincidentally) after getting four or fewer in each of his first four games. He'll now miss multiple games, starting with a Week 7 contest in Washington. With Christian Watson (hamstring) also out and Sammy Watkins (hamstring) uncertain, the Packers may turn to Amari Rodgers as their No. 3 receiver.

Oct 21, 2022 12:34 PM EST

Expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks

Cobb (ankle) is expected to be sidelined 2-to-4 weeks, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Cobb's right ankle issue will force him to miss some time, but it's encouraging to see that the veteran wideout has avoided a more serious injury, as was feared when he was carted off the field during Sunday's loss to the Jets. Operating without Cobb for the foreseeable future could prove significant for Green Bay's struggling offense, which also has Sammy Watkins (hamstring) on IR and Christian Watson (hamstring) also working to get healthy. Juwann Winfree and Amari Rodgers become candidates for increased snaps behind Allen Lazard and Romeo Doubs.

Oct 18, 2022 6:45 AM EST

Set to miss some time

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that Cobb (ankle) is going to be out a while but added the veteran wideout avoided a serious injury, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: The extent of the situation remains unclear, but Silverstein suggests that Cobb will likely join fellow wideout Sammy Watkins on IR. Rookie second-round pick Christian Watson (hamstring) also continues to deal with injury, leaving Allen Lazard, Romeo Doubs, Juwann Winfree and Amari Rodgers as Aaron Rodgers' top wideouts.

Oct 17, 2022 1:22 PM EST

May have high-ankle sprain

Cobb likely suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Cobb departed the contest early in the third quarter, needing assistance from team trainers to reach the sideline and a cart to go to the locker room. He was unable to return, finishing with a season-low one target, which he turned into an eight-yard catch. A subsequent X-ray didn't reveal a fracture, but an MRI now has been ordered up to determine the severity of the injury. If Cobb indeed has a high-ankle sprain, he'll be poised for a multi-week absence.

Oct 16, 2022 2:31 PM EST

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