GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- At Aaron Rodgers' prodding, the Green Bay Packers went out and traded for one of the three-time MVP's favorite targets. The team announced Wednesday night they had traded for Randall Cobb.
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Per a tweet from NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, Cobb, originally a second-round pick by the Packers in 2011, is on his way back to Green Bay after general manager Brian Gutekunst traded the Houston Texans a sixth-round pick in the 2022 draft. As part of the package, the Texans will pay $3 million of Cobb's salary this season.
The 2014 Pro Bowler spent the first eight seasons of his career in Green Bay with Rodgers before signing with the Dallas Cowboys in the 2019 offseason. He put up 55 catches for 828 yards and three touchdowns with the Cowboys that season, before going to Houston in 2020 and registering 38 catches, 441 yards and three touchdowns.
ESPN's Trey Wingo initially reported July 26 that Rodgers requested Cobb's return before agreeing to come back for the 2021-22 season.