Randall Cobb is returning to the Packers

Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb(Sports Illustrated)
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 8:42 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2021 at 8:22 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WMTV) - “I’m coming home!💚💛”

With those three (all-caps) words, along with a picture of himself in a Packers uniform, Randall Cobb appears to have confirmed his return to Green Bay.

The Packers confirmed on Twitter around 8 p.m. Wednesday night that they had traded an unnamed draft pick to the Houston Texans to acquire Cobb.

Cobb was originally selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Kentucky.

On Wednesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the team was trying to trade for the Houston Texan wide receiver (and old friend of Aaron Rodgers) as part of its efforts to cajole its superstar quarterback to return for this season.

Cobb, 30, was drafted by the Packers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played alongside Rodgers for eight seasons before signing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019. The next year, he signed a three year deal with Houston.

In a press conference, Brian Gutenkunst wouldn’t confirm the report, but said he would get into details when the trade is official.

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