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Packers' Cobb on new deal: 'I don't believe I've done enough'

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers prioritized Jordy Nelson over Randall Cobb, inking the veteran to a four-year contract extension Saturday.

Cobb would presumably be next. At some point.

He knows he has to prove himself a bit more.

"I don't believe I've done enough," Cobb said after Sunday's practice. "And I think that's on me. I can't really take last year. I missed 10 weeks. I got injured in a way where there was nothing I could do about it. I think my job is to come out here every day, do what I'm supposed to, work hard and hopefully my time will come.

"I feel I have a lot to prove. I know the type of player I'm capable of being. And it's just going out and showing it on a day-to-day basis."

Cobb busted out in 2012 with 80 receptions for 954 yards and eight touchdowns and was on pace for a monster 2013 season before breaking his lower leg at Baltimore in the fifth game. Cobb did return in time to catch the game-winning touchdown at Chicago in Week 17, but the Packers remain in wait-and-see mode.

The Packers would obviously like to see Cobb stay healthy and produce more before making another investment. With Nelson locked up, they may not be a rush, either. Theoretically, the team could wait until November, December or even after the season with the franchise tag. Though they were at different points of their careers, the Packers have let past receivers Greg Jennings and James Jones hit the open market.

For now, Cobb says he only wants to focus on football. There doesn't appear to be serious talks between the two sides at the moment.

"There's nothing been said that I know of," Cobb said. "And I've told my agent don't even come to me until he feels that we're at a good spot. I'm not going to worry about it. I'm not going to stress over it. Like I said, day to day is what I'm worried about. If the time's supposed to come, it'll come when it does."

Cobb brought up Donald Driver, Jennings and Jones. He's seen the business side of the game in his own position room.

Three years into his career, the soon-to-be 24-year-old realizes there's still much he must prove -- even he can't control a broken leg.

"Woulda, coulda, shoulda," Cobb said. "Regardless of what it may be, what my injury was, there was nothing I could do about it.

"I'm going to carry myself in a way, I don't believe anything is deserving. I don't believe any of us are deserving of anything. So I'm going to continue to be the person I am, do what I'm supposed to do and when that time comes -- if it comes -- it'll be a blessing."

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