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Randall Cobb traded to Green Bay Packers

Earlier on in his NFL career, Cobb spent eight seasons in Green Bay.

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The Green Bay Packers are doing all they can to appease MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The latest example is the team bringing back his long-time teammate, Randall Cobb.

Cobb spent eight seasons in Green Bay before joining the Dallas Cowboys, then the Houston Texans.

On Wednesday, Cobb was traded from Houston back to the Packers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. Houston got a 2022 sixth-round NFL Draft pick in return.

This is a pretty big deal in terms of keeping Rodgers happy. Cobb may be past his prime, as the 5-foot-10 receiver played in just 10 games and totaled 441 yards on 38 receptions in 2020.

Still, having totaled over 5,500 receiving yards in his eight seasons with the Packers, Cobb was frequently one of Rodgers’ top targets. He neared 1,300 receiving yards his only Pro Bowl season (2014) with Rodgers as his quarterback.

The Packers know that Rodgers may very well next offseason, and he’ll still be among the premier quarterbacks in the entire NFL.

To sustain their team success, the Packers need to ensure that Rodgers returns.

For now, that seems like a longshot, but bringing in Cobb at least gives him a former favorite to have in the locker room.

Cobb played collegiately at Kentucky from 2008-2010. He was quarterback for two of those seasons before becoming a full-time receiver his last season in Lexington. That helped pave the way for a terrific career in the NFL.

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