Report: Randall Cobb could see snaps at running back for Packers
The Green Bay Packers’ backfield may soon be putting the phrase “emergency depth” to the ultimate test.
The Packers announced on Saturday that backup running back James Starks has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys with a knee injury. With starter Eddie Lacy also listed as questionable due to an ankle issue, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports that Randall Cobb, along with fellow wide receiver Ty Montgomery, could be in line to see some snaps at running back for Green Bay.
Lacy’s status seems to be truly up in the air, while Bergman also notes that the only other available “running back” on the Packers’ active roster is Aaron Ripkowski, a fullback.
Cobb, the ex-Pro Bowler, actually has 314 rushing yards on 45 career carries as he is sometimes used by the Packers on end-arounds and other gimmick plays out of the backfield. But nevertheless, the injuries to Green Bay’s tailbacks are turning this into a truly wacky situation similar to what we saw in New England earlier this season.