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James Jones May Play This Week, Randall Cobb is Out

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Good news. Bad news. The Green Bay Packers may have one of their injured receivers available when they face Cleveland this week. James Jones was diagnosed with a sprained PCL, but has a chance to play on Sunday.

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that, but also said Randall Cobb, who injured his knee, won’t play this week.

“James, it’s my understanding he has a chance [to play this week]. Randall does not have a chance. Randall will be out multiple weeks,” McCarthy said.

Now, sources are saying Cobb will miss six to eight weeks. He has a broken fibula.

With both Jones and Cobb down, the Packers were left with just Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin at receiver on Sunday. They may be forced to add another guy to the roster this week.

“These are the discussions that have been going on all day,” McCarthy said.

On Sunday, the Packers were forced to go with more two tight end sets than they usually employ.

Whatever route they go, the Packers are in for a challenge this weekend. Cleveland has the seventh-rated defense in the NFL and they’re eighth against the pass, giving up an average of 214.3 yards per game.

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22 Comments

  1. E. Wolf October 14, 2013

    It seems Cobb may return a lot sooner than we thought….

    1. RelampagoBlanco October 14, 2013

      False. Schefter’s report was wrong evidently.. 6-8 weeks with a fractured fibula.. He must have been listening the the Packers training staff and got some false info.

    2. Vijay October 14, 2013

      http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/2013/10/14/4838576/report-packers-attempting-to-sign-wr-tavarres-king

      He is going to sign—Tavarres King that is, U of Georgia product by way of the Denver Broncos. He’s a confident young man that’s for sure.

  2. the real russ letlow October 14, 2013

    anything that is not season ending is huge

  3. KazooPackFan October 14, 2013

    Cleveland does have a stout defense, but the Detroit kittens, with CJ primarily a decoy, put four passing TDs and decent yardarge on them in Cleveland yesterday….

  4. Andy October 14, 2013

    It the might benefit the run game too if we go with some more heavy sets. I’d like to see them work franklin in to some of those plays that cobb got, like the toss out the back field. they seem to be using less 4-5 sets this year anyway so as long as you have 3 guys in there the pass O should keep to what it has been so far anyway, which is inconsistent occasionally coming up with a big play.

  5. Disposable h3ro October 14, 2013

    Fractured fibula = 6-8 weeks out. Jones might benefit from more time to heal but who’s available? M. White? Not sure who we would replace on the 53 man roster. TT and MM will likely be working overtime this week.

  6. DW October 14, 2013

    Do they bring back Driver??

    1. Vijay October 14, 2013

      Nope….Myles White elevated and they are signing Tavarres King off of Denver’s practice squad. Sneaky fast, confident guys.

  7. rebelgb October 14, 2013

    They wont bring back Driver, the organization was shooting that down last night already. Really after his disrespect to Arodge, why should they? I love DD but fuck him.

    The fact that neither injury is season ending is good news. I like us being full strength by week 14 or so. As long as we are in the playoffs we are fine.

    If this forces the dripshit meathead that is our coach to finally adopt the iformation and run the fucking ball a bit more, im all for it.

  8. Nacho Libre October 14, 2013

    Nick Perry will not play as well. Cobb will be out roughly 6 weeks. 2010 season all over again..

  9. Nacho Libre October 14, 2013

    If only the Pack could add Hakeem Nicks, it’s been rumored he might be traded and is drawing interest from multiple teams i.e. ATL and the forty faggers. Having him on the Packer roster, endless possibilities..

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/10/13/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-trade/

    1. GBslacker October 14, 2013

      They’re not going to pay him $2+ mil to do nothing but study the offense — it’d be a month before he’s in tune.

      Plus, he’s a free agent next year…
      Ted won’t pay a draft pick for an eight-game rental.
      Ted won’t trade people: where we’re deep, we’re injured.

  10. Richard Crainium October 14, 2013

    Tyrone walker available off shithawks practice squad?

  11. Iltarion October 14, 2013

    Yeah, we touched base with NYG about Nicks, but as soon as NYG stated his price tag, that was the end of the conversation.

    The Packers can make the playoffs without Cobb, just as long as we get Jones back. Having Jones and Nelson on each side and Finley in the slot with Rodgers pulling the trigger is still a pretty daunting passing attack.

    Having Finley or any other TE in the slot is a better formation for the run game anyway. It gives us another blocker on that side.

    This is a creative solution to the problem of having a Week 4 bye. No matter now, because a significant portion of our team will be coming off a break before the stretch run anyway.

  12. Iltarion October 14, 2013

    Oh, and by the way, I don’t buy that James Jones has any chance of playing this week. The Packers simply don’t want to tell the Browns a week ahead of time that they only need to double cover Nelson and call it a day.

    1. Mike R October 15, 2013

      Yeah, not buying it either. He could barely walk on Sunday.

  13. Nacho Libre October 14, 2013

    That’d be great if they sign Nicks next season. Another weapon for A-Rod wouldn’t hurt at all.

    1. Mike R October 15, 2013

      I would say there is about a 0.1% chance of that happening. The only way TT signs free agents is when they are a bargain. Nicks will not be, plus, he gets hurt every year for about 8 games. not worth the price tag. We would be better off signing Jones to an extension.

  14. Savage57 October 15, 2013

    Monty, what’s with all the trash? Your site blows up my browser every time.

  15. Abe Frohman October 15, 2013

    I think Cobb is fortunate it was a break and not a ligament or tendon problem. Those take a lot longer to heal, and because of the scar tissue, don’t heal as well.