One of the Packers’ best receivers over the past decade has left to join an NFC rival."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTShareTweetShareShareFormer Packers wideout Randall Cobb to sign with Cowboys David Bakhtiari Jersey
, per reportsMike DiNovo-USA TODAY SportsRandall Cobb’s eight-year tenure with the Green Bay Packers has come to a close. On Tuesday, the veteran wide receiver has agreed to a deal to join the Dallas Cowboys, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reports. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cobb will sign a one-year contract worth $5 million.Cobb joins a Cowboys receiving corps that just saw Cole Beasley leave in free agency. Cobb should slide in as the top slot receiver in the offense, giving quarterback Dak Prescott a reliable target on short and intermediate throws.As for the Packers, Cobb’s departure opens up a considerable amount of targets in what projects as a pass-heavy offense. Rising second-year wideout Equanimeous St. Brown saw meaningful action as a slot receiver during the second half of 2018 and could continue to develop in that role. The team might also target a receiver during the upcoming draft to add competition for Cobb’s vacated spot.A second-round draft pick in 2011, Cobb quickly became one of the most important members of the Packers offense and special teams. In his first regular-season game, he returned a kickoff for a touchdown and added another as a receiver. Cobb emerged as a featured weapon during his second season Ty Summers Green Bay Packers Jersey
, falling just 46 yards short of the 1,000. Injuries cost Cobb much of his third season. Still, he returned to make the biggest play of the year, a game-winning, division-clinching touchdown in the final minute of Week 17.Cobb went on to post his first 1,000-yard season as a receiver in 2014, earning a Pro Bowl nod in the process. The Packers rewarded Cobb with a four-year, $40 million contract the following offseason.Cobb’s productivity waned following his breakout campaign. Injuries cost him 11 games over the past four years and Ty Summers Jersey 2019
, in the case of a significant shoulder injury in 2015, severely limited him in others. He never again recorded more than 79 receptions or 829 yards in a season, and his yearly touchdown output dipped significantly over that stretch. Those reasons help explain why the Packers let one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ favorite pass catchers depart in free agency.Barring a future return to Green Bay, Cobb finishes his Packers career with 5,524 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. He also produced another 352 yards on 59 carries as well as three scores as a return man. The former first-round pick could be headed to a conference rival."On March 12th, the day before free agency officially opened for the 2019 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers released outside linebacker Nick Perry. The seven-year veteran was coming off arguably his most disappointing season from a pass-rushing perspective, as he recorded a career-low 1.5 sacks and just three additional quarterback hits in 2018. Earlier that same day Color Rush Ty Summers Jersey
, the Packers had agreed to terms on contracts with free agent pass-rushers Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith, necessitating the separation from the former 2012 first-round pick. As a result, the Packers ate over $10 million in dead salary cap money for 2019 to move on from Perry, gaining a little over $3 million in cap space as a result of the move.Now, after more than two weeks on the open market, Perry is finally starting to draw some interest from teams looking to bolster their pass rush groups. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Perry is in Seattle on Thursday to take a free agent visit with the Seahawks.Seattle already signed up to pay a large sum of money to a pass-rusher this offseason, using the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark. That tag would pay him $17.1 million for 2019 if he signs his tender Cheap Ty Summers Jersey
, though the Seahawks are still free to negotiate a long-term contract with him until July.While Clark led the Seahawks with 13 sacks and the team saw defensive tackle Jarran Reed explode with 10.5 sacks of his own, they got precious little pass-rush from the other edge position opposite Clark. The rest of the defensive ends on the roster combined for just 6.5 sacks, while the entire team got only 16.5 sacks from all players not named Clark or Reed.Enter Perry as an option. Before his abysmal 2018, Perry had 18 combined sacks in 26 games over the 2016 and 2017 seasons. If healthy and motivated, Perry could be a good fit as a rotational pass-rusher who could rotate in with Clark or with Quinton Jefferson on the opposite side.Interestingly, Perry had one of his better games against the Seahawks early in 2017 at Lambeau Field. In that week-one contest, he recorded 1.5 sacks on Russell Wilson. He has 2.5 sacks and 17 tackles in five career games against Seattle (including playoffs).