The Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2023 off-season with many questions about their roster. One of those questions is who will be the veteran wide receivers on the roster next season. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs are certainly the future of the position in Green Bay. Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, however, may be on the way out. Both veteran wide receivers are pending free agents and their return to the Packers is not guaranteed. Randall Cobb took one measure this off-season that may prolong his career.
Randall Cobb Undergoes Crucial Off-Season Surgery
Aaron Rodgers’ favorite third-down security blanket just went under the knife. According to Ian Rapoport, Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb had surgery on his ankle “to fix a persisting issue.” The hope is this surgery will allow Cobb to be the healthiest he has been in a while.
Randall Cobb was originally brought back by the Packers in 2021 when Rodgers specifically asked for him to join the roster. As we enter the 2023 off-season, Aaron Rodgers’ future on the team is uncertain. If Rodgers doesn’t return, it is likely that Cobb won’t either.
Last season, Cobb missed about a month of the regular season due to a high ankle sprain, which is likely what led to this surgery. Rapoport stated that the surgery “will help him be pain free.” High ankle sprains are famously one of the more painful injuries that football players commonly face. Cobb is on the list of significant contributors from the 2022 season who are currently set to hit the open market. Tight ends Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis and fellow receiver Allen Lazard also make up that list. With free agency starting in a little over a week, the Green Bay Packers have finally enough cap space to start considering re-signing their own.
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