Packers Activate WR Randall Cobb

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The Green Bay Packers have activated another one of their star players.

Just two days after announcing that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears, the Packers have activated receiver Randall Cobb off the injured reserve on Saturday.

This simply means that Cobb is able to play, and doesn’t necessarily mean that he will play.

If Cobb plays in Sunday’s game, it would be the first time playing since fracturing the tibia in his right leg on October 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Cobb made his return to practice last week and began practicing with full pads on Thursday.

“This week in practice I’m going out and preparing to play,” Cobb said after Thursday’s practice. “That’s not my call to make. My position is to communicate with the coaches and with the training staff how I feel and just let them know that and let them make that decision.”

The Packers decided to bring Cobb off of the IR after putting the wide receiver through an extensive practice on Friday.

Cobb was leading the team in receptions with 29 catches at the time of his injury.

No other roster moves were necessary to activate Cobb, as the team was one short of the 53-player limit.

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