The Packers have completed a trade for Randall Cobb. He returns to the Packers after stints with the Cowboys and Texans in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The Packers will send over a sixth round pick in exchange for Cobb. Houston will also pay $3 million of his salary.
ESPN’s Jason Wilde reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Randall Cobb’s return to #Packers is real. #NFL source confirms @chrisbrockman report that one of Aaron Rodgers’ BFFs is returning. Not done quite yet, as Cobb’s restructuring his deal to make it happen. Cobb also will mentor his protégé Amari Rodgers, reunite with Davante Adams. pic.twitter.com/EbiKwiPtCn
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) July 27, 2021
Cobb was a Packer from 2011-2019, playing in 105 games over those eight seasons. He racked up 5,524 yards on 470 receptions, scoring 41 receiving touchdowns. He also was used in the rushing game, adding an additional 17 touchdowns on the ground.
He flirted with another 1,000-yard season during his time in Dallas, with 828 receiving yards in 15 games. His year in Houston was his worst since an injury-shortened season in 2018, earning only 441 yards and three touchdowns.
Reportedly, bringing Cobb back was the wish of Rodgers who just returned to the team after much speculation on whether or not he would play for Green Bay in 2021. Now that Rodgers is officially playing for the Packers, they seem to be making moves to keep him happy, including returning his old running mate in Cobb. The two had a great connection during the first eight years of Cobb’s career. Now NFL fans will see if the 38 and 31-year-olds can rekindle that connection.
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