Green Bay Packers: Who should be re-signed? Who should walk?

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Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Randall Cobb: Resign

By now, we all know just how important Randall Cobb is to the Green Bay Packers.

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Cobb caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards in 2014 and 12 touchdowns – his career best. He was tied for fourth-most receiving touchdowns in the NFL and 11th in total receiving yards.

He complemented fellow wideout Jordy Nelson in the Packers passing game; the duo combined for 2,806 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Cobb is going to be in high demand, and the option of slapping the franchise tag on him has to be a consideration for Ted Thompson. It would cost the Packers roughly $12.8 million to do so.

Randall Cobb celebrates his first quarter touchdown catch with Jordy Nelson against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports photograph

It might not come to that, though. As ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported yesterday, Cobb is said to be seeking a deal averaging around $9 million a year.

Cobb is a star contributor for the Green Bay Packers: he can play in the slot, in the backfield and is used on punt returns along with Micah Hyde.

Due to his versatility he brings to the team, he has to be the number one priority for Thompson to bring back.

Not only would losing him leave a major hole on the roster, but the prospect of lining up against him in the future would give Packers fans nightmares.

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