Randall Cobb has been a solid wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers since being drafted by the team in 2011. But will Cobb be on the roster in 2018. Joel Corry of CBS Sports took a look at 10 players under contract who will likely be cut before the 2018 season begins and Cobb made the list. He said Cobb's cap number of over $12 million will be the reason the Packers cut ties with him. Here's what Corry had to say about Cobb.
Davante Adams signing a four-year, $58 million extension right before the end of the 2017 regular season makes it unlikely that both Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson ($12,518 million cap number and $10.25 million salary in 2018) will return next season under their existing contracts. It's unheard of for an NFL team to have three high-priced wide receivers. Collectively, the trio is taking up $35.775 million of 2018 cap room. Nelson's production was dramatically impacted by quarterback Aaron Rodgers being limited to seven games because of a broken right clavicle. His 482 receiving yards were his lowest total since 2009. Both Cobb and Nelson are entering contract years. Although Cobb is the younger of the two by slightly more than four years, Nelson may be more receptive to taking a pay cut. Cobb hasn't had a 1,000-receiving-yard season since 2014 while Nelson's three-year streak of hitting the 1,000-yard mark ended in 2017. Nelson has better chemistry with Rodgers and is also capable of playing Cobb's slot wide receiver role.
NFL Rumors: Randall Cobb could be cap casualty victim
247 Sports | Feb 20