Cobb: I haven't done enough for contract extension
Randall Cobb strongly suggested that his representatives and the Packers aren't working on a contract extension, at least not yet.
Based on general manager Ted Thompson's history of signing key players to extensions while they're in the last year of their contracts, there's every reason to think Cobb is next in line after fellow receiver Jordy Nelson signed a four-year extension Saturday.
But Cobb today said his agent hasn't had meaningful contract talks with the team.
"There's nothing been said that I know of," Cobb said. "And I've told my agent don't even come to me until he feels that we're at a good spot."
If the sides haven't had serious negotiations, that doesn't mean they won't later in camp or more likely during the season. Cobb is one of the Packers' best offensive players and is unusually young for a fourth-year pro – he turns only 24 in August. He became a key player in his second season, 2012, when he had 80 catches, but then he missed 10 games last year because of a broken leg and finished with only 31 receptions.
The Packers might only making sure Cobb is fully recovered from his injury and performing at a high level before they're willing to offer the kind of money that would entice him to sign long term. Cobb in fact suggested that when asked if he's done enough to warrant an extension.
"I don't believe I've done enough, and I think that's on me," Cobb said. "I can't take last year – I missed 10 weeks, I got injured in a way that there was nothing I could do about it. I think my job is just to come out here every day, do what I'm supposed to, continue to work hard and hopefully my time will come."