This will be Cobb’s fifth season in the league, and past year was his best as he grabbed 12 touchdowns. After starting 1-2 each of the last three seasons, the urgency is understandable.
The Green Bay Packers will take the field for their final preseason contest against the New Orleans Saints.
Before standout wideout Jordy Nelson sustained a season-ending knee injury, there were many prognosticators, including yours truly, who truly believed the Packers were certifiable Super Bowl contenders. The Packers’ have a talented bunch of young receivers, and Nelson’s injury simply means they’re moving on up in the depth chart.
The quarterback earlier claimed that the preseason games are “meaningless” after wide receiver Jordy Nelson tore his ACL during a match with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
WR Javess Blue was waived/injured by the Packers Tuesday (Sept. 1) and will be placed on reserve/injured if he clears waivers Wednesday.
If any team had the benefit of watching Hundley on the Packers’ practice field in the off-season or the first few days of training camp, he probably would have been drafted right where he was. It all started last weekend in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s been replaced by rookie T.J. Clemmings.
Though the prevailing argument is that preseason games let teams get a sense of how rookies and newly acquired players will perform, how cohesive various units are and how dependable backup players can be, the preseason is turning into a trauma ward for the NFL’s best and brightest.
The Packers now have six offensive starters battling injuries ahead of the season opener.
Jared Abbrederis – After suffering a concussion on July 30, Abbrederis returned to the practice field on Tuesday.
Take Saturday night, a 39-26 preseason blowout by the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.
“I don’t plan on missing a game”, Cobb told reporters.
“I’m doing everything in my power to get back before (the season opener), but we still don’t know severity”, Cobb said.
“There are a lot of things that need to get looked at”.
“I don’t think we’re (there), at all”, McCarthy said. His focus appeared to be trained on looming decisions about roster cuts and the final preseason game.
In the third quarter, he delivered a 20-yard corner route to White on third and 4 just as defensive end Taylor Hart and linebacker Diaheem Watkins knocked him down.
Rodgers makes some valid points about the shortcomings of preseason football as have many others, but there doesn’t seem to be much chance of a change as long as NFL owners are collecting money for the tickets, parking and concessions sold at those games.