There’s plenty of uncertainty for the Green Bay Packers at receiver this week. One thing is certain. Randall Cobb won’t be playing.
Cobb was ruled out on Friday. This will be the second consecutive game he’ll miss because of a hamstring injury.
If you’re looking for good news, it’s that Davante Adams will practice on Saturday. Adams went down with a calf injury in practice on Wednesday. He didn’t practice on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Geronimo Allison remains in concussion protocol. Coach Mike McCarthy said there’s hope that Allison can play on Sunday.
With Cobb out, the Packers will turn to Marquez Valdes-Scantling. If someone else sits, the next man up would be J’mon Moore. If all the starters are out Equanimeous St. Brown will get his first snaps of the season.
All three are rookies.
In that last scenario, the Packers would also likely elevate DeAngelo Yancey — who they just re-signed on Thursday — from the practice squad.
Valdes-Scantling is the only one of the rookies with a catch. He has two for 41 yards.
It would be interesting to see how Aaron Rodgers would play with more than one of those rookie receivers. Rodgers is notorious for not throwing the ball to rookies.
It will also be an interesting couple days figuring this out.
If he only has rookie receivers maybe Rodgers will just run the ball every play while yelling “you don’t deserve my trust!”
The sooner they get MVS in, and Cobb out, the better.
Maybe rather than elevating Yancey MM would give Tonyan some snaps as a receiver/tight end. There is also Ty who can flex into the slot for some snaps.
The Packers aversion to playing rookie WR’s is vexing. I get it’s your choice as a team to do as you please, but could you maybe pull back from drafting three of them every year, bringing 20 into camp and keeping 7 on the 53 then?
Good thing a guy like Tyreek Hill didn’t get drafted by the Packers. He’d still be trying to earn his Circle of Trust merit badge.