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Thursday Cheese Curds: Randall Cobb a welcome addition

The Packers’ receiver is a joy to watch and be around, even in his second stint with the team.

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The Packers have made a number of veteran additions over the past couple of years, but none have been as noteworthy as Randall Cobb.

In addition to his long history with the team, Cobb arrived via trade at the behest of Aaron Rodgers, making the wide receiver’s second tenure with the team wholly unique for several reasons.

But the circumstances of his arrival — unique though they may be — are secondary to the fact that he’s here at all. Cobb has been a breath of fresh air since the first time he put on a Packers uniform, and he remains so even into his second tenure with the team.

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