The Green Bay Packers have authoritatively brought back Randall Cobb, with the group reporting a trade with the Houston Texans for its long-lasting receiver Wednesday night.
Green Bay said they sent Houston an undisclosed draft pick consequently. A source revealed to ESPN that the Packers just needed to surrender a 6th round pick and got the Texans to eat $3 million of Cobb’s compensation; the cap hit on the Packers will be marginally under $3 million.
Cobb, who will turn 31 on Aug. 22, played his initial eight seasons in Green Bay, where he was one of Aaron Rodgers’ go-to recipients – particularly in the space.
Prior Wednesday, Cobb tweeted: “I’M COMING HOME!”
He left in free organization following the 2018 season and went through one year with the Dallas Cowboys. He then, at that point marked a three-year, $27 million arrangement with Houston, where he played 10 games last season – one more than he did during his last season in Green Bay, where he fought waiting hamstring issues. He experienced a toe injury in Week 11 last year and missed six games. He got done with 38 gets, 441 yards and three scores.
Rodgers hasn’t had a genuine opening collector since Cobb’s takeoff. To make up for that shortfall in their offense, the Packers drafted Amari Rodgers in the third round of the current year’s draft.
Clearly, Rodgers-to-Cobb had a preferred ring to it over Rodgers-to-Rodgers, however it’s hazy if bringing back Cobb was a state of Rodgers’ return or just an idea that the Packers chose to respect. At the point when Cobb left the Packers, he did as such positioned 6th in establishment history with 470 gets and eleventh in both getting yards (5,524) and score gets (41). His best season came in 2014, when he got 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 scores. That was one of multiple times in his profession in which he didn’t miss a game.
While Cobb’s job is yet to be resolved and could pivot to a great extent on his capacity to remain solid, he likewise could assist with coaching Amari Rodgers. There’s now an association between the two; Rodgers’ dad, Tee Martin, instructed Cobb in school at Kentucky.
The exchange most likely will incorporate an agreement rebuild for Cobb, who was planned to make $8.25 million this season.