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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.

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The Green Bay Packers have had no trouble today against the Tennessee Titans, leading 34-0 after three quarters, but did get some bad news after Randall Cobb left with an ankle injury.

Cobb looked to have his leg turn awkwardly on a punt return half way through the third quarter.

On the day, Cobb had three receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown. James Jones will likely see more targets the rest of the way.

After his first catch in the first quarter during the Packers Week 1 loss to San Francisco, FOX commentator Joe Buck revealed that Aaron Rodgers stated he expects receiver Randall Cobb to “add to the offense” this year. Eight receptions later Cobb was indeed adding to the offense, as he finished with 77 receiving yards, and he was generally a problem and an annoyance for the 49ers.

Cobb possesses exceptional short area quickness and the agility to create separation from defenders while also being able to shake them out of their cleats in their tackle attempts. That’s why he’s a very dangerous receiver after the catch, and why the San Francisco defense paid special attention to him.

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