Packers’ Randall Cobb Underwent Surgery

SATURDAY: As expected, Cobb is now on IR. The Packers made the official transaction, sidelining the veteran slot receiver for at least three games. The team is expecting Cobb to be out longer, aiming for him to return in the postseason.

THURSDAY: The Packers will be without one of their top wideouts for a stretch. Randall Cobb is still dealing with the core injury that caused him to exit the Packers’ Week 12 game against the Rams.

Despite the benefit of Green Bay’s recent bye week, the 11th-year receiver is unlikely to return soon. This may well lead to an IR stay, though the Packers have not yet indicated that will be necessary. 

“Cobb is going to be out for a while,” Matt LaFleur said (via’s Wes Hodkiewicz, on Twitter). “He had a pretty significant injury. That’s unfortunate because he’s done such an amazing job when given the opportunity.”

Additionally, Cobb underwent surgery to address the issue during the Packers’ bye week, Rob Demovsky of notes. The Packers believe the recently reacquired receiver will miss several games. While it is uncertain if Cobb will be shut down for the season, Green Bay has moved the timetable to January. The team hopes Cobb can return for the team’s playoff slate, Demovsky adds.

The 31-year-old was enjoying a productive season in his return to Green Bay. After being drafted by the Packers in the 2011 second round, Cobb had one-year stints with the Cowboys and Texans in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Reunited with Aaron Rodgers this offseason, Cobb had played in all 12 games for the Packers to start his second Green Bay stint. He has posted 28 catches for 375 yards and five touchdowns this season.

In Cobb’s absence, the Packers will likely use a rotation of Davante AdamsAllen Lazard, Equanimeous St. Brown and Amari Rodgers in the slot moving forward.

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