With Nelson Deal Signed and Sealed, Could Cobb Catch Next Contract Extension?

By Ryan Rodig | ryan.rodig@wearegreenbay.com

Published 07/27 2014 08:56PM

Updated 07/27 2014 09:17PM

(WFRV-TV) - Jordy Nelson will be a Green Bay Packer for the next five years after signing a four-year extension Saturday right before training camp opened up.

Now the attention turns to Randall Cobb, who is scheduled to be a free agent after this season.

Like Nelson's, contract talks can heat up at any time, but Cobb says all is quiet right now.

"There's nothing that's been said that I know of," said Cobb when asked if talks with the team were on-going.  "I've told my agent, don't even come to me until he feels that we're at a good spot.  I'm not going to worry about it.  I'm not going to stress over it.  Day to day is what I'm worried about and if the time is supposed to come, it will come when it does."

Whether it's his fault or not, Cobb still believes he has more to prove to earn an extension.

"I don't believe I've done enough, and that's on me," said Cobb.  "I can't really take last year, you know I missed 10 weeks.  I got injured in a way where there was nothing I could do about it.  I think my job is to come out here every day, do what I'm supposed to, continue to work hard and hopefully my time will come."

Count Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy among those who'd love to see the versatile Cobb continue to wear the green and gold.

"Every coach wants his core guys, no doubt about it," said McCarthy. "You want to sign them all.  Like I've said before, if I was in charge of the player checkbook, we would have been way over-budget.  Randall's an excellent football player and you always want to see your guys get paid, and you continue to grow with them."

Cobb could play out the season, hope to stay healthy and productive like he was when he set a new franchise record for total net yards in 2012, and possibly cash in after the season either here or elsewhere.  But he made it clear he'd like to remain in Titletown.

"My heart's in Green Bay.  I love Green Bay.  The three years I've been here have been unbelievable."

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