Cobb caught one pass for one yard in Thursday's preseason victory over the Eagles.
Cobb played just 10 snaps Thursday, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, so his chances to contribute were minimal. The Packers' main goal for Cobb during the preseason is undoubtedly to keep him healthy for Week 1.
Cobb missed three games last season due mostly to hamstring and ankle problems, limiting him to just 60 catches for 610 yards and four scores. Although he returned to excel in Green Bay's playoff run, Cobb knows his availability will be vital to getting back on track this season, which is the second-to-last of his current contract with the Packers. Along with his intent to impact the passing game, Cobb is also competing for Green Bay's punt returner job, a role he excelled in during first couple seasons in the league.
Wide receivers coach Luke Getsy said the Packers need to get the ball in Cobb's hands more often, Packers.com reports. "You saw [Cobb] in those playoff games, and he wasn't even totally healthy, and you saw how impactful he was," said Getsy. "That's why we say we have to get him the ball. He's going to do it again. He missed a few games with injuries, but the way he played last year down the stretch was incredible."
Cobb dealt with injuries to his back, neck, hamstring and ankle last season, missing three games and appearing limited in others. He posted the second-worst mark of his career in yards per target (7.3), though it still represented an uptick from 2015 (6.4) when he played all 16 games but was bothered by a shoulder sprain. Cobb turns 27 in August and still has every chance to re-emerge as one of Aaron Rodgers' preferred weapons, but if the slot receiver doesn't get off to a strong start, he could find himself as no more than the fourth or fifth option in a passing game that can also lean on Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, TE Martellus Bennett and RB Ty Montgomery. Given the size of his contract, Cobb could be released after the season if he doesn't regain and sustain something close to his peak 2012-2014 form. Cobb did flash that potential at the end of last season, catching 18 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns on 24 targets in three playoff games.
Cobb caught six passes (on nine targets) for 82 yards in Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Falcons.
Cobb, who was Green Bay's only fully healthy starting wideout, led the team in receiving yards Sunday, finishing the playoffs with an impressive 18/260/3 stat line from three appearances. That production came after Cobb missed three regular season games due to hamstring and ankle problems, which limited him to just 60 receptions on 84 targets for 610 yards and four touchdowns. Besides his six-game, injury-shortened 2013 campaign, those numbers marked Cobb's worst season since his rookie year. Along the way, Davante Adams passed Cobb as the Packers' No. 2 wideout behind Jordy Nelson. While the potency of the team's passing game leaves plenty of opportunities for Cobb to make an impact, he'll enter next season coming off a down year that saw his fantasy stock slide.
Cobb secured seven of eight targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 34-31 divisional-round win over the Cowboys.
Cobb was an effective cog in a diversified passing game for the Packers on Sunday, one that saw six different players notch receptions. While he didn't quite replicate the spectacular 116-yard, three-touchdown effort he supplied in the wild-card victory over the Giants, Cobb did help make up for the absence of Jordy Nelson (ribs) with his highest amount of receptions since Week 7. He's now notched 12 catches on 15 targets for 180 yards and the aforementioned trio of scores over the first two postseason games.
|P2||8/19/17||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ ATL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/12/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||0||25||375||15.0||61||1||3||1||15|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||8||80||954||11.9||39||8||17||0||45|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||4||31||433||14.0||48||4||6||1||18|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||16||91||1287||14.1||70||12||24||3||71|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||15||79||829||10.5||53||6||11||1||42|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||10||60||610||10.2||47||4||7||1||36|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||0||2||5||2.5||4||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||8||10||132||13.2||28||0||2||7|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||4||4||78||19.5||67||0||1||1|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||16||11||37||3.4||12||0||0||1|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||15||13||50||3.8||12||0||0||3|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||10||10||33||3.3||14||0||0||4|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||0||1||0||0.0||0||0.00||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||39.6|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||8||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||4||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||16||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||15||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||10||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||34||941||27.7||108||1||3|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||38||964||25.4||46||0||2|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||1||10||10.0||10||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||26||18||295||11.3||80||1||3|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||31||21||292||9.4||75||1||2|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||3||5||23||7.7||16||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||14||9||112||8.0||24||0||2|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||4||4||10||2.5||10||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||4||4||54||13.5||23||0||2|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||15||4||1||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||6||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||3||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||1||0||0||2||0||0||2||1|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||13||1||0||1||1||1||0||2||0|
|2017||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|