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Cobb hopes for a bigger role in 2013

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GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers' receiver Randall Cobb assumes he'll play a bigger role in the offense this year, with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings gone.

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At the start of the Packers' annual Tailgate Tour yesterday, Cobb said there would be more weight on him and fellow wide-outs James Jones and Jordy Nelson. But Cobb said they're taking on the challenge head-on. At 22, he's entering his third NFL season. Cobb says he has a lot to learn, he has not peaked yet, and he'll do anything he's asked to help the Packers win. Last year, Cobb ran a number of times out of the backfield. He also kept returning punts and kickoffs - but after he injured an ankle returning a punt against Tennessee, Packers' coach Mike McCarthy said in February that he hoped Cobb would not continue his return duties in 2013. Cobb says he's undecided about that. If he's able to return kicks, and the Packers want him to do it, Cobb said it would be quote, "perfect."

The Packers' Tailgate Tour had its first stop in Oshkosh last night. It also has stops in Beloit, Dubuque, Tomah, and Wisconsin Rapids.

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Former Packers' defensive back Charles Woodson is expected to pay a free-agent visit to the Denver Broncos today. It would be only his second such audition since the Packers cut him in mid-February. He also visited San Francisco. The 36-year-old Woodson has drawn little interest, as he tries to sign with somebody for his 16th N-F-L season. If the Broncos sign him, Woodson could be an extra defensive back on passing downs. And he would most likely compete with Quinton Carter and Mike Adams for a starting job at safety.

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