The word "unofficial" is right there at the top of the ...

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The word "unofficial" is right there at the top of the page that contains the depth chart in the Green Bay Packers' weekly press release.

So why believe it when starting receiver Randall Cobb is listed as the No. 1 punt returner? Because special teams coach Shawn Slocum says so.

"He's been there all along," Slocum said Monday.

And it sounds like he might be there when the Packers open the regular season on Thursday at the Seattle Seahawks.

Slocum said both Cobb and safety Micah Hyde, who finished last season as the primary return man, will handle punt returns to start this season. Running back DuJuan Harris is expected to return kickoffs with Hyde and rookie receiver Jeff Janis as possibilities.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's a nice, added bonus for Cobb owners if you get special team TD returns added to your fantasy points. Whether Cobb goes back for every punt is another story, he could very well just be used in certain punt situations, like if the Pack has an opponent pinned deep in their own zone. Head coach Mike McCarthy was quoted as saying he wanted to get away from the thinking of not using star players on kick or punt returns.

Filed Under: 2014, W1

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