Green Bay Packers star wide receiver Randall Cobb hasn’t played or practiced since breaking his leg in a Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but Cobb is finally back at practice today. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein reports that Cobb is participating in individual drills today, and this is definitely great news for the Packers, who are right in the thick of the playoff race due to their comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions last-gasp loss to the Ravens.
Cobb was able to get some work in on Monday, but today’s limited practice session really represents significant progress for the young receiver out of Kentucky. His 2013 season was cast into doubt as early as last week, but Cobb has recently made good progress and looks set to rejoin the team at some point. He will be a big help to the Packers stretch-run for the playoffs, and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun watching the Packers face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week and the rival Chicago Bears to cap off the season; that’s looking like a game of cannot-be-understated importance.
While Cobb is practicing today, his status for this week’s game against the Steelers remains up-in-the-air. The Packers doctors will need to feel comfortable enough to clear Cobb from a major injury, but he could very well return this week if he is able to continue to make notable progress on the injury. Aaron Rodgers is still a toss-up this week, but he’s drawing closer to a return. If he can’t play, then Packers fans will be hoping that at least Cobb can return and give Matt Flynn, who is doing an admirable job of leading this team, help as a major playmaking threat.
Fantasy owners should hold off on Randall Cobb, because the Packers would most likely give him a pitch count this week if he does play. It’s also not always wise to trust a player coming off of a major injury, especially when their status is still cloudy.