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Report: Cobb, Jones Injuries Not Expected to Be Season Ending

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Report: Cobb, Jones Injuries Not Expected to Be Season Ending

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy had little to say about the injuries sustained to wide receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones in the aftermath of his team's win at the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but the media is providing encouraging reports.

ESPN's Adam Schefter also said that the early news on Cobb's knee was "good," however, that doesn't mean that he and Jones won't miss at least some amount of time.

The Packers may have to make some sort of roster move this week to find at least a temporarily fill-in with only two healthy wide receivers on their roster (Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin).

Options include the recently released Jeremy Ross on the Detroit Lions practice squad and Myles White on the Packers' own squad.

The Packers would have to release a player or put one on injured reserve in order to create room.

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packsmack25's picture

Based on the way his knee was hyperextended, I've seen speculation of an LCL injury for Cobb.

Tibbits's picture

As long as it's a strain, he'll be fine for the playoffs.

Robert's picture

Greg Van Roten to IR I guess is one of those...

jack in jersey city's picture

they could cut kuhn since he's just taking up a roster spot

Zach's picture

I agree! Kuhn has to go. Apart from veteran leadership, he offers nothing to GB (Lacy has proven more than adequate as a pass-blocking back).

Evan's picture

Although Lacy did whiff more than a couple times yesterday.

GeoGn4t's picture

Is Tyrone Walker still out there somewhere? I was impressed with him during TC and preseason play.

Evan's picture

Free agent, it seems. I like him too.

Brian Carriveau's picture

The Packers weren't as impressed as you.

Jamie's picture

That should probably read 'us'...

VApackerfan's picture

What about his bro Javon?

Shedly's picture

Puleeze. We don't need another Finley.

RC Packer Fan's picture

My first hope, Cobb and Jones injuries are not season ending.

My second hope, McCarthy changes the offense to create different looks and personnel. On paper the 3 WR 1 TE and 1 RB look works. But in reality it hasn't been as productive as it should be. I think to become a better offense they need to change up the looks more often. Go more 2 TE's, 2 WR's, 1 RB or do some different things. 2 RB's, 2 WR's, 1 TE...

I just would like to see a little more creativity with the offense. I think if there is any good that comes from the injuries (again hoping its not season ending), is that it forces McCarthy to open the play book a little more.

I think back to the year Finley got injured and he was their main weapon on offense. They went back and stopped focusing on getting Finley the ball and spread the ball around. They became a better offense because of it. I'm hoping it happens again.

VApackerfan's picture

This is exactly what I was saying yesterday. MM' can be very stubborn in his ways with this offense. We have a running game now and several key injuries. Time to mix it up a little.

RC Packer Fan's picture

When the Packers played the Lions one of the things I remember from the Lions is they were running 2 RB's at once. Using both Bell and Bush in the backfield at the same time. It created a lot of different looks. Why can't the Packers do that with Franklin and Lacy?
I think its time to start getting creative and spreading the ball around a little more.

Calabasa's picture

2 RB's on the field at once? You know MM views RB's as a necessary evil...one of them already scars the landscape!

Robert's picture

1 of the things I want to see again in this offense is Nelson in the slot running down the seam from time to time, they did that in 2009 and 2010, not so much since then...

DullardBait's picture

I don't think either of those injuries would have happened if they just would have stretched better before the game.

packsmack25's picture

This never gets old.

bogfan's picture

Yeah,likewise Elam would have hit the 'strike zone' on Cobb more accurately if he had committed to a more effective stretching regimen.

keith carterke's picture

I like Walker. Maybe Ross.

hayward4president's picture

Definitely think White would be a decent fill in for now. I like the idea of using our wittle guy Franklin out of a two back set or maybe even in the slot? Good news.....our D is LEGIT! GO PACK GO!

RC Packer Fan's picture

The thing I like about Franklin is he has the speed and agility to play that role. I like putting him and Lacy in the backfield at the same time because you have a lot of options. Franklin can stay in the backfield or shift out as a WR. Still not dictating whether its a run or pass with Lacy in the backfield.

I think that is a formation that they should use to create some mismatches.

James's picture

The packers did great. Go Pack. As far as another receiver, DD would come back to help. All time yards in receiving for Packers. Yup.

Mike D.'s picture

May be time for TT to take a page from Ron WOLF and go out and make a trade, a WR is needed for the short term, Browns are shopping Josh Gordon, of course they won't trade him to the packers this week, but after this sunday they might be quite interested.

Evan's picture

For a 1st or 2nd round pick? No thanks.

Point Packer's picture

Terrell Owens?

Norman's picture

Why not T.O. and Randy Moss, they're both available and both still waitin' for a ring (both kinds).

number1pack's picture

so what about Charles Johnson are 7th round pick i think he would be a good fit

Evan's picture

Browns signed up last week.

James's picture

DD.

Icebowler's picture

Charles Johnson was signed by the Browns last week. He will probably be spending all this week with the Brown's "defensive" coaches.

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