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Packers re-sign Randall Cobb to 4-Year, $40 million contract

The top slot receiver in the NFL will remain in Green and Gold for the next few years.

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Aaron Rodgers will have his full stable of weapons back in 2015.

According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Randall Cobb have agreed to terms on a new contract for the four-year veteran, keeping him in Wisconsin for the next four years. Cobb will get an average of $10 million per year over the term of the deal, as it has a maximum value of $40 million.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network later reported that the deal comes with $17 million in guaranteed money and that Cobb had offers worth "considerably more money," but turned them down to return to Green Bay.

After missing more than half of the 2013 season with a broken fibula, Cobb enjoyed a career year last season. He set career highs in almost every category, recording 91 receptions (on 127 targets) for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. Based on those numbers, the Rodgers-to-Cobb connection was the best in the NFL - Rodgers' passer rating was 134.3 in 2014 when throwing to number 18, the top value for any tandem in the league. Cobb was also exemplary in the playoffs, with 8 catches for 116 yards against the Cowboys and 7 for 62 and a score against Seattle.

Cobb and Nelson will continue to represent the premier inside-outside tandem in the NFL. The two combined for 25 receiving touchdowns, 189 receptions, and 2,806 yards a year ago, with Cobb primarily making his contributions from the slot position.