Packers Beat: More TEs could mean less time for WR Randall Cobb

Yes, Mike McCarthy said he wants the ball in Randall Cobb’s hands more often. And during training camp, the Green Bay Packers' seventh-year receiver has looked as good as ever.

The addition of tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks may mean the Packers employ fewer formations that include receiver Randall Cobb (above). Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports
But this isn’t the offense of the last few years, where McCarthy sends out three receivers, a tight end and a running back for snap after snap. Since 2013, only four teams have run more plays with three receivers on the field than the Packers, according to ESPN Stats & Information. In that same stretch, no team has run fewer plays with multiple tight ends on the field than the Packers.

That all could change this season with the addition of veteran tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks, and it could impact Cobb more than any individual on the roster.

Related players: Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks

Fantasy Impact: 

The story pointed to an example where the Pack went with a two-TE package along with Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams at WR on first and second down before eventually having Cobb replace Kendricks on third down. Granted it's only preseason, but Cobb seems to be the WR who will get less time if there are two TEs on the field.

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