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Randall Cobb out of Green Bay Packers practice again


The status of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is in doubt for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.

Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press Gazette tweeted that Cobb did not practice Thursday because of the ankle injury he suffered in a Week 16 torching of the Tennessee Titans.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy initially was optimistic about Cobb's injury, but the second-year pro has yet to participate in workouts. The Packers hoped to have Cobb work on a limited basis Thursday before undergoing testing Friday.

Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Cobb did undergo rehab work and treatment Thursday and will undergo further testing Friday. The Packers then will see where Cobb is by Saturday.

The Packers have a long way to go this season. There's little reason to shove Cobb back into the lineup with the playoffs ahead. This isn't the same team without its pass-catching, kick-returning double-threat in the lineup, but having Cobb healthy for January takes priority.

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