The Green Bay Packers are slim in the receiving corps this week after Randall Cobb got hit in the knees in their game against Baltimore this past week. Cobb is expected to miss multiple weeks after the hit and leaves the Pack desperate for wide receiver depth. Coach Mike McCarthy told ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton it is a sprained posterior cruciate knee ligament.
James Jones is thought to have a very small chance of returning from his injury this week but probably won’t be 100%. This leaves the Packers with Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin, who has one catch this season.
Green Bay will probably use a lot of set that put their tight ends Jermichael Finley and Andrew Quarless in the slot, they normally do a lot of that anyway. But they can’t really go into the game against the Cleveland Brown with anything less than three fully healthy receivers.
It will be interesting to see if Green Bay, for the first time since Aaron Rodgers has been the quarterback, leans on the running game to get a victory on Sunday.