While Cobb was limited some in 2016 due to injuries — he missed three games and was banged-up in the playoffs — he still had 60 catches in the regular season and then added 18 (with a 14.4-yard average) in three postseason contests. In 2017, the Packers envision Cobb’s production to be up — way up — coming out of the slot as they look to get him the ball a lot more than last season. Cobb was targeted 127 times in 2014 (91 catches, 1,287 yards) and 129 times in 2015 (79-829). The early word is to expect numbers along those line again. There’s also talk about perhaps using him on punt returns once again. He only had four returns in each of the last two years and 25 over the past four seasons. However, in his first two seasons combined, Cobb had a 10.2-yard average on 57 punt returns and took two back for touchdowns, one in each season.
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