The free agent rumor mill is heating up and one guy whose name you should expect to hear a lot of about is Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb.
One team that can make that work with no problem is the Oakland Raiders and their nearly $50 million in available cap space. And if Cobb hits the open market, the Raiders are expected to make a run.
— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) February 23, 2015
The Raiders signed former Packers receiver James Jones last offseason. They also have former Packers defensive back Charles Woodson. Not that there’s a pipeline of players from Green Bay to Oakland, but former Packers personnel exec Reggie McKenzie is the Raiders general manager. He’s familiar with a lot of guys on the Packers roster.
Of course, Cobb is a top-tier free agent any way you look at it.
There probably isn’t a team in the league that wouldn’t want him, so it’s not as if Oakland and McKenzie are working off some inside information. They just have a boatload of money to spend and will probably be willing to overpay if given the opportunity.
In other words, the Packers can’t afford to get into a bidding war with the Raiders for Cobb. If they don’t re-sign him before free agency begins, they might have a problem getting a deal done.
If Cobb decides to go to the Raiders he will make a worse decision then Jennings did with the Queens.
Cobb is a smart guy, literally, the guy is smart. I dont see him risking a chance at a SB for a few extra Mill. But money does do strange things to people.
I hope they can lock him up first….
Take the money, everybody…especially receivers, are replaceable pieces… Except for QB1.
I’d spend more money on defensive and special teams players.
Several teams beside the Raiders will be after Cobb if he hits the market. I do not know if Ted will overpay. I do know right after a good number 1 receiver, and O- line, a good slot receiver is needed to stress defensive backs. Several times this year it was clear there would be no way the opposing teams third CB would be able to matchup with Cobb. I would like to see that clear advantage to remain on the team.