Cobb still dealing with shoulder sprain
Randall Cobb was a full participant during Thursday's practice, but that doesn’t mean the Green Bay Packers receiver is back to 100 percent.
It’s the first time Cobb has practiced on a full-time basis since he first sprained his AC joint in the Packers’ third preseason game against Philadelphia on Aug. 29. He’s gritted through the injury in the first two games of the regular season, playing 124 of a possible 131 offensive snaps (94.7 percent).
Cobb looked more like himself in Sunday's 27-17 win over Seattle, catching eight passes for 116 yards. So far, he leads the team with 13 catches and 154 receiving yards and a touchdown despite the injury.
"I wouldn't say that," said Cobb when asked if his shoulder felt back to normal. "It's something I'm dealing with - I'm not going to get into (the details). But it's not where I want it to be."
Cobb and the Packers have done their best to limit the hits the Pro Bowl receiver takes to his right shoulder in the team’s first two games. With Monday night’s game against Kansas City, Cobb felt the three days away from the practice field gave him a little bit more time for his body to heal.
His presence could be important depending on the health of second-year receiver Davante Adams, who attended practice but didn’t participate after spraining his left ankle in Sunday’s 27-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
The Packers already have lost Pro Bowl receiver Jordy Nelson for the season. If Adams can’t go, it would place even more responsibility on the shoulders of veteran James Jones, rookie Ty Montgomery and second-year receiver Jeff Janis.
“We're hoping we can get him back,” said Cobb of Adams. “We don't know what the implication is as of right now. But I mean, we know as a unit what we've got to do. What our job is to do is to go out there, catch balls and make plays, and to get open. So we'll continue to do that as best we can.”
Running back Eddie Lacy (ankle), right tackle Bryan Bulaga (knee) and cornerback Demetri Goodson (hamstring) all sat out of Thursday’s practice. Outside linebacker Mike Neal, who underwent surgery for a sports hernia this offseason, was limited with a groin injury.
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