Packers WRs Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison on course to play vs. Rams
The Green Bay Packers have been without two of their top three wide receivers in Randall Cobb and Geronimo for the last few games due to their respective hamstring injuries. Cobb has been out since Week 4, while Allison has been absent for their last two contests.
However, the two of them got some added time to rest up those ailing hamstrings during their recent bye week and were able to return to practice on Wednesday. And now, Packers coach Mike McCarthy expects both to be back in the lineup for their big showdown against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
“I think those guys look like they’re ready,” McCarthy said per Mike Spofford of the team’s official website. “There’s another threshold the training room will push them through, but I don’t have high concern. Those guys are on course to play.”
Obviously, it’s good news for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense to get two of their top receiving weapons back in the fold, especially against a tough opponent in the undefeated Rams.
Rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling has done a fine job stepping up to provide a secondary option behind Davante Adams. But to have Cobb and Allison back should open things up more for Rodgers against the Rams.
It remains to be seen what shape the two will be in following their extended layoffs. But if the Packers are to escape from LA with a win, both Cobb and Allison will likely have to provide at least some sort of meaningful contribution.