The Green Bay Packers have put injured receiver Randall Cobb on injured reserve with designation to return, according to Tom Silverstein.
#Packers WR Randall Cobb has been put on injured reserve / designated to return, according to NFL source. Can return to practice in 6 weeks
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 15, 2013
Cobb broke his fibula on Sunday and reports were that he would miss six to eight weeks. This designation means the soonest Cobb would play is December 15 against Dallas.
Each NFL team is able to put one guy on injured reserve and then pull him back during the season. Everyone else who goes on injured reserve is out for the entire season.
Earlier in the day, the team promoted tight end Jake Stoneburner from the practice squad to the active roster. They also promoted receiver Myles White.
Both players were 2013 undrafted free agents. Stoneburner went to Ohio State and White played at Louisiana Tech.
In order to make room for White, the Packers placed backup offensive lineman Greg Van Roten on injured reserve.
Headline scared me…
Its a designated to return…whew.
shit shit shit. I should trust ted to find a guy to fill that spot, but i’m wondering if trading for someone (no idea who’s available) would be a solution. Obviously no chance for that shit but, we are thin at what has been the strength of this team for a long time.
Seeking out a partner in a time of need?
We’d be fleeced.
No. Fucking. Way.
Ted would never do this.
We’ve got no bodies to trade — where we’re deep we’ve got injuries or 30-year-olds, waiting to be injured.
So that means trading draft picks — for someone who won’t pick up the offense in less that 3 weeks minimum. So by that time we’re at mid-season, and we’ve lost a draft pick for a half-season player.
A trade WILL NOT HAPPEN.
It wouldn’t be good for the Packers.
So why would you want that to occur?
When your second on the depth chart is Boykin you tend to panic, which is likley why TT is charge not me. With all the knee injuries we’re suffering at the moment perhaps i got a knee jerk reaction?
Hakeem Nicks & his expiring contract could make sense.
Although, I don’t know how much $ he is due.
Josh Gordon of the Browns is another name.
Let’s wish Cobb the best and a speedy recovery, we need him out there in the slot!
Has anyone heard anything about VanRoten, other that a foot injury?
I’m concerned they would IR him, as he’s the backup center and could fill in at a guard position. Granted, they might move Barclay and put Newhouse in — but Barclay didn’t exactly tear up the Center tryouts. Plus, VanRoten is more senior and likely more playbook saavy.
What the fuck is up with these thin, non-protective Nike shoes?
VanRoten to the IR.
Next man up. Myles White will be the number one fantasy football pickup next week. Go Pack.
Stoneburner move sounds like a move for spec teams. too damn many LBs hurt!
Yea too many damn linebackers hurt. I wonder what Brandon Chillar is up to…..
A trade right now would be a move for a team in the drivers seat for a title, not a team like the Packers that will still need some major injuries to SF, SEA, and DEN to get anywhere close to being in the drivers seat. This team needs a lot more good breaks (bad breaks on other teams) than they need more receivers. Might as well just develop the scrubs. It worked at RB last year with Dujuan Harris?
we need to weather this injury storm and be healthy in December. I don’t care who the best team in the league is in October.