April 18, 2014

Packers put Cobb on IR

The Green Bay Packers put wide receiver Randall Cobb on Injured

Jermichael Finley

Jermichael Finley

Reserve/Designated to return, which means he will be eligible to practice in six weeks and to play in eight.  That means Cobb won’t be eligible to play for the Packers until the Dec. 15 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in Irving, Texas.

The Packers also put offensive lineman Greg Van Roten  on season ending injured reserve.

Filling those spots on the roster, the Packers signed tight end Jake Stoneburner and wide receiver Myles White off of the teams practice squad.

It’s possible that James Jones (sprained PCL) could still play, but the Packers will prepare to have Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and Myles White at wide receiver.

Stoneburner’s promotion to the roster means the Packers are likely planning to use Jermichael Finley at wide receiver as well.

The Packers tried to add other receiver help yesterday, trying to sign rookie receiver Tavares King off of Denver’s practice squad.  But the Broncos signed King to the active roster in Denver, keeping him away from the Packers.

During the exhibition season, White finished second on the team with 8 receptions for 90 yards.