Well we now have a fixed timetable for how long the Packers will be without Randall Cobb.
According to multiple sources including the Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, the Packers have placed Cobb on the injured reserve with the designation to return.
The designation officially takes Cobb off the 53-man roster, freeing a spot the team can use for the newly signed Myles White and Jake Stoneburner. In six weeks, Cobb can begin practicing with the team and will be able to return to action eight weeks from now to play the Cowboys December 15. Given yesterday's reported six-eight week recovery timeframe, the decision to designate Cobb for return makes a lot of sense.
While being without their top receiver for eight weeks is hardly good news, it's considerably better than losing Cobb for the entire season. Cobb should have plenty of time to get back into playing shape for December and the playoff run.
Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Co. He has previously written for Lombardi Ave, College Hoops Net, LiveBall Sports, and the List Universe. He is also currently a senior writer for Beats Per Minute, an indie-music webzine. Follow him on Twitter: @JBHirschhorn