The most important player on the Green Bay Packers this season outside of Aaron Rodgers has been second-year wide receiver Randall Cobb. Cobb, who set the single-season Packers record for all-purpose yards last weekend, is considered a game-time decision for the final game of the regular season.
The Packers have been unhealthy for most of the season, but are almost at full strength now. Cobb has been healthy the entire season but injured his ankle last weekend on a punt return. Luckily for Green Bay, if Cobb is unable to play this weekend it doesn’t look like he would miss any time in the playoffs, with or without a bye. Cobb leads the team with 80 catches for 954 yards receiving. He also the teams primary kick and punt returner. Cobb missed practice on Thursday and was only participated on a limited basis on Friday and was officially listed as questionable.
However, there is good news for the Packers as wide receiver Jordy Nelson was able to participate fully in practice for the last three days and is good to go after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. Green Bay has had few games with their top three receivers Cobb, Nelson and Greg Jennings playing together. The offense has done well though, but now the question will be how the special teams will respond with no Cobb.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Packers will still be without veteran cornerback Charles Woodson. Woodson has missed the last nine games because of a broken collarbone and says he is ready to play now. However, doctors have recommended that Woodson stay sidelined until the playoffs begin.
With a win this weekend the Packers will clinch the number two seed in the NFC and get a much needed bye week to get healthy and rested for another Super Bowl run.
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