The Green Bay Packers traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Houston Texans for WR “Randall Cobb.” Managing Director Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction on Wednesday.
Cobb (5-10, 195, 11th season), who was originally selected by the Packers in the second round (No.64 overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft outside Kentucky, joins Green Bay after playing the last two seasons for the Dallas Cowboys (2019) and Houston Texans (2020). For his career, Cobb has played 130 games with 81 starts in the regular season, recording 563 receptions for 6,793 yards (12.1 on average) and 47 touchdowns for a total of 363 yards on 62 carries (5.9 in medium). He also returned 76 kickoffs for 1,926 yards (25.3 on average) and one touchdown as well as 93 punts for 866 yards (9.3 on average) and two touchdowns. Cobb is one of 10 players in NFL history with at least 45 receiving touchdowns, one touchdown on a kickoff return and one TD on a punt return.
In eight seasons with the Packers (2011-18), Cobb appeared in 105 regular season games with 73 starts. He ranks 7th in franchise history for receptions (470) and 12th for receiving yards (5,524) and receiving touchdowns (41). Cobb is tied for 6th in team history with five seasons and over 50 receptions (2012, 2014-17). He also started 10 of the 11 playoff games he appeared in for Green Bay and ranks in the top five in franchise history receiving touchdowns (five, tied for No.4) and receptions (47 , tied for n ° 5).