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Reports: Packers close to re-acquiring Randall Cobb


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers is back in the building for the Green Bay Packers, and he may soon be joined by one of his favorite receivers and closest friends.

Several reports indicate the Packers may be closing in on re-acquiring Randall Cobb.

The move was first rumored by ESPN’s Trey Wingo on Monday.

Cobb played the first 8 seasons of his NFL career with the Packers before signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent after the 2018 season. He later signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Houston Texans ahead of the 2020 season. The contract included $18 million in guaranteed money and a $6 million signing bonus.

It may be tough for the Packers to fit the remainder of that contract under the salary cap, unless Cobb agrees to a pay cut or if, as rumored, Rodgers agrees to restructure his contract to give the team enough cap room to bring his best friend back.

If a deal happens, Cobb would likely join All-Pro Davante Adams and Allen Lazard in the Packers’ starting lineup, playing as the slot receiver.