Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb injured his shoulder in preseason action last weekend, but he doesn't expect the injury to affect his availability for the regular season. Cobb plans on playing Week 1 against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, according to Ryan Wood of Press-Gazette Media.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy did nothing to dispel Cobb's claim that he'd be ready for the season opener. McCarthy said the standout slot receiver is "doing good," per the team's official Twitter account.
"It bothers me, obviously," Cobb said, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. "It is an injury still. I think it will be something that'll be fine."
The Packers have already lost Jordy Nelson for the season with a torn ACL, so they can't afford to lose Cobb for an extended period of time. Otherwise, Green Bay would be without its top two receivers -- a duo that combined to produce 189 catches, 2,806 yards and 25 touchdowns a season ago.
Cobb, 25, is suddenly the veteran leader of a starting trio that also includes second-year pro Davante Adams and third-round rookie Ty Montgomery.