Packers reportedly working on trade for WR Randall Cobb
Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) runs with the ball after a reception during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium.  Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers got good news earlier this week when it was reported a contract restructure would solve the Aaron Rodgers situation. At least, for the short term.

With Rodgers and the rest of his Packers teammates opening up training camp on Tuesday, we’re hearing rumors that they might bring back an old friend.

According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Green Bay is working on a trade with the Houston Texans to bring back veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb.

Cobb, 30, starred with the Packers from 2011-18, registering 470 receptions for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns in the process. A second-round pick out of Kentucky back in 2011, Cobb’s best season with the Green Bay Packers came in 2014. He recorded 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns that season.

This information also comes on the heels of reports that Rodgers has been pushing for the Packers to reacquire Cobb. After the Houston Texans traded for fellow slot receiver Anthony Miller over the weekend, it appears that Cobb has become available in trade talks.

Last season with the Texans, Cobb recorded a mere 38 catches for 441 yards in 10 games. That came after an 828-yard performance in his only season with the Dallas Cowboys back in 2019.

As for the Green Bay Packers, they have been in the market for an upgrade at receiver behind Davante Adams, who is slated to become a free agent after the 2021 season barring a contract extension.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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