Packers WR Randall Cobb expected to play vs. Patriots
After being questionable with a hamstring injury Randall Cobb of the Green Bay Packers is expected to suit up on Sunday night football against the New England Patriots according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 4, 2018
This is a big boost for an offense that is expected to be without Geronimo Allison and probably going to need to score plenty of points to win. This is a nagging injury for Cobb that he will probably have to deal with for the rest of the season but the Packers seem to have a good system in place for him.
This was the second week in a row Cobb has been limited in two practices and participated fully in a third. Last week against the Rams while dealing with the same injury Cobb finished with four catches for 40 yards. With Allison out expect Marquez Valdes-Scantling and potentially Equanimeous St. Brown to see a bigger workload.
There is a possibility the Patriots could also be shorthanded too. Tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Sony Michel are expected to be game-time decisions as they still have to test their injuries pregame.
If Gronkowski had to miss the game that would be a real loss for the Patriots and a real plus for the Packers secondary.
If Michel is going to miss the game look for Cordarrelle Patterson to get some more run out of the backfield. He was the starting running back last week against the Buffalo Bills and the same system would probably be in play against the Packers.