Packers WR Randall Cobb will practice Tuesday
The Packers could be getting some much-needed stability back to their passing game with wide receiver Randall Cobb set to make his return to the practice field on Tuesday, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.
Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison and Jaire Alexander all will practice today, coach Mike McCarthy said. That's a step for the trio who have been out with muscle injuries. https://t.co/MrMmaghkWt
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 23, 2018
Cobb has been sidelined with the hamstring injury that with his last game played being against the Washington Redskins back on Sept. 23. It has been a struggle for him to get back into the fold after dealing with the lingering effects of the ailment over the last few weeks that have prevented him from taking the field in the last three weeks. The bye week looks to have helped the recovery process along as he has been able to return to practice.
The 28-year-old has played in just three games this season where he has notched 17 catches for 194 receiving yards and a touchdown. Aside from his strong performance in the season opener against the Chicago Bears where he had nine catches for 142 receiving yards and a touchdown, he has recorded 30 or fewer receiving yards in the other two games.
Cobb has had trouble with his consistency as he has a prime opportunity in front of him to become the No.2 receiving option behind DaVante Adams as he has plenty of chemistry with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers that has built over the years.
Prior to that, Cobb must continue to show that he’s made forward progress with his participation in practice all week in the days leading up to Sunday’s tilt. If he’s unable to give it a go once again, Marquez Valdes-Scantling will once again be depended on as he has 12 catches for 212 receiving yards and a touchdown this season. Valdes-Scantling has had all but one catch for three receiving yards in the last three weeks with Cobb and Geronimo Allison out of the lineup.