Packers announce trade with Texans, acquire WR Randall Cobb

Houston receives undisclosed draft pick from Green Bay

WR Randall Cobb

The Green Bay Packers have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Houston Texans for WR Randall Cobb. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transaction 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 out of Kentucky, rejoins Green Bay after playing the past two seasons for the Dallas Cowboys (2019) and the Houston Texans (2020). For his career, Cobb has played in 130 games with 81 starts during the regular season, recording 563 receptions for 6,793 yards (12.1 avg.) and 47 receiving touchdowns while totaling 363 yards on 62 carries (5.9 avg.). He has also returned 76 kickoffs for 1,926 yards (25.3 avg.) and a TD as well as 93 punts for 866 yards (9.3 avg.) and two TDs. Cobb is one of 10 players in NFL history with at least 45 receiving TDs, one kickoff return TD and one punt return TD and is the only player in the NFL since 2011 to record 6,000-plus receiving yards and 1,500-plus kickoff return yards.

In eight seasons with the Packers (2011-18), Cobb appeared in 105 regular-season games with 73 starts. He ranks No. 7 in franchise history in receptions (470) and No. 12 in receiving yards (5,524) and receiving TDs (41). Cobb is tied for No. 6 in team history with five seasons with 50-plus receptions (2012, 2014-17). He also started 10 of 11 postseason contests he appeared in for Green Bay and ranks in the top five in franchise history in receiving TDs (five, tied for No. 4) and receptions (47, tied for No. 5).

Take a look at photos of newly-reacquired Packers WR Randall Cobb from his last season in Green Bay, 2018.

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