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Randall Cobb practices for first time since shoulder injury

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A return to the field for the injured receiver appears near.

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In just four days, the Green Bay Packers take the field in Chicago for their Week 1 matchup with the Bears. One of the biggest questions facing the team concerns the health of Pro Bowl wide receiver Randall Cobb, who injured his shoulder during the team's second preseason game. The early signs appear positive, however, as Cobb returned to practice Wednesday.

According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Cobb participated in individual drills (11-on-11 portions took place without the media present) and appeared to have a shoulder harness under his uniform. That suggests Cobb's shoulder may not be 100 percent as he readies for the Bears, but that he has progressed enough to play in the game.

With Jordy Nelson (ACL) lost for the season, Cobb becomes the de facto No. 1 receiver in the Packers offense. If he cannot suit up on Sunday, second-year wideout Davante Adams would become the new top receiver in the passing attack.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.