Randall Cobb injured on Matt Elam hit; Packers also lose James Jones
The Green Bay Packers dressed four wide receivers for Sunday’s game in Baltimore. By halftime, they were down to two.
James Jones left the game in the first quarter with a leg injury, then Randall Cobb had to be helped off the field and later carted to the locker room after taking a low hit from Baltimore safety Matt Elam.
Cobb had just hauled in a pass from Aaron Rodgers when Elam tackled him. Elam appeared to drive his helmet directly into Cobb’s right knee, which left the Packers’ receiver clutching his leg in considerable pain. Rodgers and Elam then exchanged words, and Packers offensive lineman Don Barclay received a 15-yard personal foul penalty when he stepped between the two.
Cobb had a team-leading four catches for 53 yards prior to the Elam hit, and he entered Sunday first on the Packers with 25 receptions. Six back on that list was Jones, who only managed one grab for 10 yards Sunday before his leg buckled while he was delivering a block early. Jones’ leg was clipped while it was planted, causing it to give out — like Cobb, he fell to the ground, clutching his knee.
The Packers announced Jones was out for the game shortly after he limped to the locker room.
Without Jones and Cobb in the lineup, the Packers were left with just Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin at the receiver spot, but still won 19-17. Rookie Myles White currently resides on their practice squad, though a promotion may be a necessity in the coming days.