Monday, October 14, 2013

Packer Wide Receivers: Without Cobb But Jones Back Soon?

Mike McCarthy addressed the Green Bay Packers' injuries at wide receiver and linebacker, but I'll leave the linebackers out of this post (LB Nick Perry won't play next week) and just look at the receivers:
When I saw the injury, I thought Cobb's season was over, so any possible return this season is great news. However he's still going to be out for a while.

It's still early in the week, so this is subject to change, but WR James Jones might be back next week. I wasn't expecting any good news from him either. His injury happened on one of those plays where his knee gave out although it wasn't hit, and often those turn out to be season ending.

They need to add another wide receiver anyway because Jones only gets them back to three. The guy I wish they could sign was former 7th round WR Charles Johnson, but in a case of terrible timing, he was just signed off the practice squad by the Browns. Now it looks like the Packers will raid someone else's practice squad to find a replacement:
King was the Broncos' 5th round draft choice and one of their final cuts before the season. He was a big playmaker in his final college season at Georgia (42 catches, 950 yards, 22.6 average, 9 TDs). His work out results were solid (4.40 40 time) but he's not a big guy (6-0, 189 lbs.) so I can see why he didn't make the 53-man roster. His hands are inconsistent and he's going to have to improve on that if he wants to have an NFL future.

His only known competition is WR Myles White, who's currently on the practice squad. I like him, but he dropped a few too many passes last preseason.

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