Cobb reboots after costly drops

Update: Rodgers returns to practice

Mike Clemens
September 27, 2018 - 11:17 pm

Green Bay, WI - Randall Cobb had perhaps his worst game as a Green Bay Packer in a 31 - 17 loss Sunday in Washington against the Redskins. 

Cobb had two drops - an early 3rd down play, and later on a costly 4th down. In the fourth quarter, Cobb lost a fumble after having the ball stripped from his arm. 

Of 11 targeted passes, Cobb only caught 4. 

There’s only one thing Randall Cobb knows he can do.

Cobb was asked if he considers just taking a day off to put it all behind him. No, said the versatile wide receiver. 

“You go right back to work,” said Cobb after Wednesday's practice. 

Cobb has made clutch plays in the playoffs, overcome injuries, and been a model citizen since he arrived in Green Bay in 2011. 

Mike McCarthy is not concerned.

“He’s extremely consistent,” said the Packers head coach. “Randall is very consistent in his preparation and approach and competitive nature, and his discipline is top-notch. That in itself will take care of any successful performance or any performance he wishes he had one or two plays back.

“I have zero concerns about Randall Cobb. He’ll have a great week and hopefully we can get him a lot of opportunities on Sunday.”

Cobb was added to the injury list Thursday afternoon with a hamstring injury. He was limited. 

Aaron Rodgers (knee) made his return to a week day practice since he was injured Week 1 in the first half against the Bears. He was listed as limited.

Jimmy Graham (knee), CB Kevin King (groin) S Josh Jones (ankle) and RT Bryan Bulaga (back) were all listed as limited participation after Thursday's practice in pads.

Limited participation usually means players participated in some drills, but not full speed team scrimmage periods. 

Two players who missed the Thursday practice could be doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills are right guard Justin McCray nursing a shoulder injury and outside linebacker Nick Perry who suffered a concussion near the end of last Sunday's game against the Redskins. Reggie Gilbert and Kyler Fackrell got plenty of snaps at the start of the Redskins game, but gave up some yardage to Adrian Peterson, and failed to get pressure on quarterback Alex Smith.