The Green Bay Packers have been one of the most up-and-down teams of the early 2018 NFL season. After coming back in dramatic fashion to defeat the Chicago Bears in Week 1, they tied with the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2. Then, last week against the Washington Redskins, the Packers were dominated on both sides of the football and dropped to 1-1-1 on the season.
Aaron Rodgers has been dealing with a knee injury since Week 1, but the Packers offense has remained mostly healthy. Unfortunately, wide receiver Randall Cobb is now being listed on the injury report.
According to a report from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Cobb is dealing with a hamstring injury ahead of the Packers’ Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills.
Included in the report was a quote from head coach Mike McCarthy, who does seem a bit worried.
“We’ll see what today brings. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll see how it goes.”
Cobb has been a massive part of the Packers’ offense so far this season. After veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson was let go in the offseason, Cobb became the No. 2 target behind Davante Adams. Outside of Cobb and Adams, the Packers have Geronimo Allison and a bunch of rookie receivers to work with.
Throughout the first three weeks of the season, Cobb has caught 17 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown. In Week 1 alone, Cobb showed some of his full potential, catching nine passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. If the Packers can get a consistently productive version of Cobb, Rodgers’ job will be much easier.
Looking ahead to Week 4, the Packers must come through with a win. Buffalo is fresh off of a beatdown of the Minnesota Vikings and their confidence couldn’t be higher. Green Bay needs to come out early and dominate the game.
Only time will tell if Cobb is able to play, but for now, the Packers seem a bit worried about his status.