From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Silverstein:
#Packers practice: Randall Cobb taking part in individual drills for first time since breaking leg. Rodgers doing about same as last week.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) December 18, 2013
While most definitely a step in the right direction, simply taking part in individual drills in a practice setting does not necessarily mean Cobb will be ready to suit up on Sunday as the Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Green Bay.
Not that the possibility of Cobb returning can be ruled out, but as little as two weeks ago, Cobb was not cleared to run, let alone practice.
More than likely, Cobb will be no more than a listed a limited practice participant when the Packers release their official injury report later Wednesday afternoon.
What will be more telling than the limited information available at this moment is if Cobb is able to take part in team drill (which aren't open to the media) and how he progresses as it gets later in the week.
Cobb is still listed on the team's short-term injured reserve, and before he plays, the team would have to activate him and clear space on their 53-man roster, either by releasing a player or placing another one on injured reserve.
There's no doubt that a healthy Cobb would benefit a Packers offense, especially a unit that's also hoping Aaron Rodgers returns soon as well.
More will be learned later Wednesday afternoon after head coach Mike McCarthy and perhaps Cobb meet with the local media to discuss the wide receiver's situation.