Randall Cobb inactive again vs. Lions

Tom Silverstein
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) on the sidelines before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field Sunday, January 1, 2017.

DETROIT - Whether it entered coach Mike McCarthy’s thinking of not, Washington’s loss to the New York Giants means the Green Bay Packers will get an extra week to rest receiver Randall Cobb before their playoff opener.

Cobb is inactive against the Detroit Lions because of an ankle injury. His absence will hurt in the NFC North title game, but not as much without a playoff spot on the line. It’s the second straight week Cobb has been inactive.

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Along with Cobb, linebacker Jayrone Elliott, quarterback Joe Callahan, cornerback Josh Hawkins, running back James Starks, center JC Tretter and tackle Kyle Murphy are inactive for the Packers.

Lions cornerback Darius Slay is active, though it remains to be seen how effective he can be after injuring his hamstring two weeks ago. Slay was inactive Monday when the Lions traveled to Dallas. The Lions also have linebacker DeAndre Levy, who was questionable because of a knee injury.

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