UPDATE (3:29 p.m. ET): What was widely expected has now been confirmed, and Cobb is inactive.
Randall Cobb would like to add to your Week 17 malaise. He practiced minimally all week, so a report from Jay Glazer that he’ll be inactive this afternoon when the Packers game against Minnesota kicks off should be greeted with little shock.
Cobb was listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. To ensure that their versatile receiving option is healthy during their first playoff game, the Packers would very much enjoy a first-round bye. But now to earn that week off they’ll have to beat a Vikings team that needs a win to clinch a wild card berth by leaning on Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. Yeah, that’s not so bad.
One more quick injury note, and yet another reminder that playing fantasy football in Week 17 is the worst. Minutes before the early games started we learned that Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis was a late scratch due to a hamstring injury he sustained in warmups. Along with Jaguars RB Montell Owens and his knee injury, it’s the second backfield injury during the most meaningless of all the meaninglessness today: warmups.
It stinks of an excuse to sit. Shrewd move, Week 17.