Randall Cobb says 'heart' with Pack in avoiding free agency

March 11, 2015

In this Sept. 28, 2014 file photo, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb celebrates a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago. A person familiar with the negotiations says Cobb is returning to the Packers after agreeing to a four-year, $40 million deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday night, March 7, 2015, because no one was authorized to talk about the deal before it was officially announced.

MILWAUKEE Randall Cobb passed up five offers to stay in a comfortable situation with the Green Bay Packers.

Now Cobb is looking forward to keeping the Packers' offense humming with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and fellow receiver Jordy Nelson also locked up for years to come.

Cobb said Tuesday that leaving Green Bay was a possibility, but he wasn't sure if it was a serious option. In the end, Cobb says his heart was with the Packers.

The sides agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal over the weekend to avoid free agency, which starts Tuesday.

After Cobb, right tackle Bryan Bulaga might be the next priority for the Packers. He was part of one of the best offensive lines in coach Mike McCarthy's nine-year tenure in Green Bay.



Associated Press