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Packers news: Randall Cobb set to play Thursday vs. Bears

The Green Bay Packers are getting one of their best offensive weapons back, and it comes at an important time.

The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb will return to the field for Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bears after sitting out the team’s Week 3 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals because of a chest injury. The matchup at Lambeau Field features the oldest rivals in the sport who are current 94-94-6 against each other.

Prior to missing the contest, Cobb was among the most trusted targets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Despite his Week 3 absence, Cobb remains second on the team in both targets (21) and receptions (15). Cobb was last seen on the field catching six passes for 60 receiving yards during a 34-23 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons back in Week 2. He initially came to Green Bay back in 2011 out of Kentucky.

Cobb earlier trended towards playing this week after he was spotted practicing in full on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The seven-year veteran Cobb hasn’t recorded a touchdown yet this year but he’s always a dangerous end zone threat when matched up against Chicago. In 11 career outings against the Bears, Cobb has racked up seven touchdowns while averaging 56 receiving yards per contest.