Randall Cobb Reportedly Day-to-Day with Shoulder Injury Suffered vs. Falcons

Adam WellsFeatured Columnist

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) warms before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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As the Green Bay Packers look for another NFC North title in 2017, they announced wide receiver Randall Cobb suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Cobb was listed as questionable to return but did not do so. On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Cobb is considered day-to-day and that the injury is "nothing major."

If Cobb is forced to miss time, the Packers will miss his dynamic playmaking skills. He finished third on the Packers in targets (84), receptions (60), receiving yards (610) and touchdowns (four) during the 2016 regular season.   

The good news is Cobb missed time last season due to injuries, including each of the last two games due to an ankle problem, and the Packers scored 69 points in those final weeks to secure the NFC North title. His absence allowed the team to become accustomed to playing without him. 

When healthy, Cobb is a star who can change the Packers offense. Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus noted the 27-year-old was the only receiver in 2016 to have at least 25 catches with no drops. 

The Packers will go as far as quarterback Aaron Rodgers takes them, but having his full complement of weapons certainly makes the task easier. 

If Cobb remains on the sidelines, look for Davante Adams to take on a more prominent role and Geronimo Allison to line up as the No. 3 receiver.