GREEN BAY – After missing last week’s game, Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb is “not probably as far along as he’d like to be” with his hamstring injury, coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.
Could that mean Cobb is in danger of missing his second straight game Sunday when the Packers host the Indianapolis Colts? It’s hard to say without seeing the Packers’ final injury report, which will be released Friday afternoon.
Cobb was limited in practice this week. He said he did more in practice than last week, but McCarthy didn’t sound promising Friday morning. Earlier this week, Cobb said it’s important to consider the “big picture” when dealing with a hamstring injury.
“Nine games in a row coming up,” Cobb said. “We don’t really have a bye, we don’t have much time (off). It’s going to go straight into the playoffs. We have to make sure that we’re looking big picture.”
McCarthy said outside linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) “felt good” after Thursday’s practice. He said cornerback Quinten Rollins (groin) is “getting better” and receiver Ty Montgomery is “doing good” after missing last week’s game because of a flare up with his sickle-cell trait.
“This is more of a just really getting to it exactly where he needs to be,” McCarthy said of Montgomery, “and just being cautious. But, yeah, he looks great.”
McCarthy said center Corey Linsley also looks good in practice. Though he’s yet to be activated from the physically unable to perform list, Linsley is expected to get his first start of the season replacing injured center JC Tretter.
“He’s in great shape,” McCarthy said of Linsley. “It’s just the little stuff. He needed yesterday. That was important for him. He did a couple things that you get them on film, you can talk him through. Getting some reps.
“I think that was really a big part of why T.J. (Lang) was out there. T.J. wanted to make sure he got some work with him. The plan was for T.J. not to practice yesterday. I think that tells you about T.J. Lang and his approach. But, yeah, Corey looks good.”
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