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
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
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.