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Vic Ketchman of the Packers' official website believes Randall Cobb could lead the league in receptions this season.

Pierre Garcon led the league with his 113 grabs last season, and five players had 100-plus catches. Cobb's career-high to this point is 80 catches in 2012. Cobb reeled in 25 passes on 34 targets in his first four games before breaking his leg last season, which extrapolates to 100 catches on 136 targets across a 16-game schedule. 13 receivers saw more than 136 targets in 2013. Cobb is certainly capable of leading the league in grabs, as he's going to be used even more with James Jones out of the picture. Cobb is a lower-end WR1.

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Randall Cobb sidestepped questions about his contract after Tuesday's OTAs session.

Cobb is going into the final year of his rookie contract. "I'm not a businessman, so I don't really know that side of that, that's what I have an agent for," Cobb said. "That's for the Packers to decide and to figure out." Cobb's injury history could work one of two ways in talks. Either he decides to bet on himself and play out his deal, or makes the safe decision and re-ups before Week 1.

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ESPN Packers' reporter Rob Demovsky believe "it would be a surprise" if the Packers chose not to sign at least one of Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson to an extension before the season began.

Both Cobb and Nelson are out of contract next March. Demovsky sees Cobb as a "must re-sign" because of his youth, but believes it is not as cut and dry with Nelson, who will be 29 when this season begins. Both are exceptional wideouts, and it would be in the Packers' best interest to lock each up with a long-term deal.

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The Packers want to take Randall Cobb out of the return job.

It's excellent news for Cobb's fantasy prospects. His attention will be fully devoted to the passing game, where the slot man is a very legit threat for 100 catches. He also won't be risking injury during high-impact returns. Cobb has been one of the game's best return men over the last three season, averaging 26.2 yards per kickoff return and 10.2 per punt.

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Randall Cobb said the Packers haven't discussed a contract extension with him yet.

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Packers WRs coach Edgar Bennett expects Randall Cobb to see more time outside in 2013.

According to Pro Football Focus, 94.7 percent of Cobb's 2013 routes were run out of the slot. "(Cobb is a) tough-minded individual, mentally as well as physically, I think he can go outside," Bennett said. "But obviously, he's a difference-maker in slot. Wherever you put him, he can be a difference. He can continue to be an impact player." Wherever Cobb is running in 2014, he'll be a WR2 with WR1 upside.

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Randall Cobb said he wants to focus on improving his tackle-breaking ability this offseason.

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Randall Cobb's two receptions went for 51 yards in the Packers' Wild Card loss to San Francisco.

The Packers used Cobb on returns, but he was mixed in sparingly on offense as Green Bay's primary three-wide package had Jarrett Boykin and James Jones lined up outside with Jordy Nelson at slot receiver. Still just two games removed from returning from a broken leg, Cobb was ostensibly deemed not ready for full-time duties by club Dr. Pat McKenzie. Cobb still made his presence felt on a broken fourth-down play where Aaron Rodgers busted out of a sack and found Cobb down the right sideline for 26. Cobb gained 25 more yards on a fourth-quarter catch down the left side, beating 49ers FS Eric Reid. Only 23 years old, Cobb has a chance to be a value pick in 2014 fantasy drafts after an injury-decimated 2013 campaign. He'll be in the hunt for 100 catches next season.

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Randall Cobb is absent from the Wild Card round injury report.

It's a sign the Packers are ready to unleash Cobb after he caught two touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Bears. He'll be a fine option in daily leagues.

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Randall Cobb (leg) played on 37-of-78 snaps (47.4 percent) in the Week 17 win over the Bears.

Coming off an 11-week absence, Cobb operated mostly out of the slot and turned two targets into a 2/55/2 line. Expect a bigger role against the 49ers Sunday. During the first four games of the season, Cobb played on 92.0 percent of the snaps and averaged 10.0 targets per day. He's not even listed on this week's injury report.