All the Packers want for Christmas.....is a healthy Randall Cobb. General Manager Ted Thompson placed Cobb on Injured Reserve today, with the designation to return. Each team can use the designation on only one player. It will require Cobb to sit for 8 weeks. He's eligible to practice after six weeks. The third year pro suffered a broken fibula after making a catch late in the first half Sunday in Green Bay's 19-17 win at Baltimore. He was hit low by Ravens safety Matt Elam after the 15 yard gain. Monday, Head Coach Mike McCarthy would only say Cobb's injury would sideline him for "multiple" weeks. The move to IR means Cobb won't be back until Green Bay plays the Cowboys in Dallas on December 15, at the earliest.
It wasn't the only roster move of the day. The Packers signed a pair of practice squad players to the active roster, wide receiver Myles White and tight end Jake Stoneburner. White originally signed with the Pack in May and was with the team throughout training camp. Among the final cuts, White was signed to the practice squad where he's been working with the team for the past five games. He's 6-0 and 182 pounds from Louisiana Tech. He had his moments in camp but consistency was a shortcoming, no pun intended, a bit on the small side too. Stoneburner is a 6-3 and 249 pound rookie from Ohio State, who like White, spent the summer in camp and the first five games of the regular season on the practice squad. His highlight was catching a touchdown pass in the pre-season. Stoneburner takes the roster spot of offensive lineman Greg Van Roten who suffered a foot injury in practice two weeks ago. The team feels it was serious enough to place Van Roten on season ending injured reserve.
One more move was the signing of Victor Aiyewa, a 6-1, 237 pound linebacker to the practice squad. Aiyewa signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2011 training camp and got cut. He was out of football last year.