Positive signs for return of Packers receivers Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers are getting healthier.
Receivers Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion, hamstring) practiced Thursday inside the Don Hutson Center. Both took reps in a non-padded walkthrough, as well as individual drills. Allison cleared the concussion protocol but wasn’t expected to practice because of his hamstring injury.
The Packers' padded practice Friday will be a better indicator of whether Cobb and Allison can play Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers, but Thursday was a positive sign for their progression.
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Cornerback Jaire Alexander (groin) also continued practicing Thursday, as did safety Jermaine Whitehead (back). Alexander, the Packers' first-round pick, practiced last week but was inactive in Detroit.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight end Jimmy Graham did not practice. Graham, who has missed scheduled practices the past couple weeks for what coach Mike McCarthy describes as “maintenance” on his knee, attended but watched from the sideline while wearing a ballcap. Both are expected to play Monday night.