The news just keeps getting rosier for Green Bay Packers’ fans.
In addition to perennial All Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers being activated, the offense will be getting one of his favorite targets back, too. Theoretically at least.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, Green Bay has activated wide receiver Randall Cobb for Sunday’s season deciding game against the Chicago Bears.
The #Packers have activated WR Randall Cobb for tomorrow’s game
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2013
Cobb was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list after fracturing the tibia in his right leg in an October 13th game against the Baltimore Ravens.
While it’s unclear just how game-ready and how effective Cobb will be in his first game in over two months — or even if he will see any field time — according to ESPN.com he has been practicing as though he would play.
“This week in practice I’m going out and preparing to play,” Cobb said after Thursday’s practice. “That’s not my call to make. My position is to communicate with the coaches and with the training staff how I feel and just let them know that and let them make that decision.”
Cobb is still listed on the Green Bay injury report as “questionable”, so any playing time is up in the air. If the Packers beat the Bears they will win the NFC North crown and a home playoff game as the No. 4 seed.