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Randall Cobb rumors: Packers to let WR test NFL free agency

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A player a lot of people want the Jaguars to sign appears to actually be hitting the open market.

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The Green Bay Packers appear prepared to let wide receiver Randall Cobb test the free agent market, according to a report by CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora. Rather than tagging Cobb or trying to sign him to an extension, the team is believed to be more focused on re-signing players like Bryan Bulaga and Letroy Guion.

Cobb has been the apple of a lot of Jaguars' fans eyes, along with players like Bulaga and tight end Julius Thomas. Cobb reportedly is looking for a deal that will pay upwards of $9 million per year, near Jordy Nelson territory, and one would think he could fetch that pretty easily on the free agent market.

If he does his free agency and the Jaguars are looking to add some veteran offensive weapons, Cobb should undoubtedly be a target, at virtually whatever the cost. He would inject some much needed proven playmaking ability on the offense and continue to allow the younger receivers like Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns to grow into their roles and likely make life easier, drawing coverage.

We took a look at Randall Cobb to see if he was worth the money and if he'd fit with the Jaguars offense earlier in the week and it was a resounding "Yes.". Cobb hitting free agency is a good thing.