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Patrick Cobbs | Running Back

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 205
College: North Texas
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Saints released RB Patrick Cobbs (undisclosed) with an injury settlement.
Cobbs landed on injured reserve during cut-down weekend after appearing in 51 games for the Dolphins the past four seasons. He'll look to sign somewhere as a special teamer, though he does have 32 career receptions. Mon, Sep 12, 2011 01:27:00 PM

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Saints signed RB/KR Patrick Cobbs, formerly of the Dolphins.

Cobbs was a long-time favorite of Fins coach Tony Sparano. He must have been something to behold in practices because he rarely had a game-day impact in Miami. Cobbs is a roster longshot in a deep Saints backfield.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 05:22:00 PM

Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel believes the Dolphins could re-sign Patrick Cobbs for a special teams role.

Cobbs played under six snaps per game in 2010, primarily as a receiver out of the backfield. The news here is that the Dolphins could be in the market for a new scatback, a position coach Tony Sparano has long wanted to upgrade. Free agent Darren Sproles and trade candidate Steve Slaton both fit the bill.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 09:18:00 AM

Free agent RB Patrick Cobbs is latest player to support Adrian Peterson's comments comparing the NFL to "modern-day slavery."

"I wouldn't say slave. But we are at the mercy of [owners]," Cobbs said. "Obviously, we all love to play the game. But I think at times we are slaves. They tell us to jump and we jump. ... I can see where [Peterson] is coming from. So that's like slaves. But we're not slaves because we get paid pretty well to do it." This preposterous message has been so consistent that it suggests NFLPA leaders have indoctrinated all members with the propaganda.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011 04:18:00 PM

Dolphins declined to tender RB Patrick Cobbs and TE Joey Haynos, making them unrestricted free agents.

Haynos, a blocking specialist, missed all of 2010 with a foot injury and has been beset by health issues dating back to college. Cobbs did manage to stay healthy as the Fins' special teams captain last season, and had six tackles in kick coverage. He offers little handling the football, however, averaging just 19.6 yards per kickoff return and gaining no yards on four carries.
Fri, Mar 4, 2011 02:36:00 AM

Patrick Cobbs had one carry for 1 yard and three receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against Tennessee.

All of Cobbs' five targets came from Chad Henne, who is likely out for the season after suffering a knee injury. Though he's not worth owning in fantasy leagues, Cobbs could steal some looks from Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams on third-down, passing situations.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 06:29:00 PM

With Nolan Carroll (ankle) listed as questionable, Patrick Cobbs is expected to take over kick return duties.

Cobbs, a favorite of head coach Tony Sparano, has been returning kicks since 2007. He's a much less explosive option than Carroll.
Sat, Oct 30, 2010 11:02:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Clifton Smith is active Sunday and is expected to return kicks.

Patrick Cobbs is active also, so both players could be back there. We still expect Davone Bess to be the Dolphins' punt returner, although Smith could work in there some.
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 12:07:00 PM

Patrick Cobbs is listed ahead of Clifton Smith as the Dolphins' kick returner for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Smith was just signed on Wednesday, so it's very possible that the Dolphins are not comfortable using him yet. Cobbs is a coaches' favorite in Miami that is coming off an ACL tear. This should be Smith's job by Week 2.
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 11:02:00 AM

Patrick Cobbs remains the favorite to return kickoffs for the Dolphins.

It's not a sure thing yet. Cobbs has to prove he's fully healthy when he makes his preseason debut this Saturday. He's also being pushed by CB Nolan Carroll and RB Tristan Davis. Carroll offers the most upside of the group, but coach Tony Sparano loves Cobbs.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 11:52:00 AM

Patrick Cobbs (ACL tear) admitted that he's still not 100 percent.

Cobbs had his surgery in October, so we wouldn't expect him to feel completely healthy until August at the earliest. The coaching staff continues to rave about him, but it remains to be seen if the knee injury will sap any of his trademark explosiveness.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 08:52:00 AM

Dolphins coaches reportedly have "big plans" in mind for RB/KR Patrick Cobbs (ACL tear) this year.

Tony Sparano loves this guy, but he's not going to make a fantasy impact barring a string of injuries. Cobbs will see time as the primary kickoff returner, a Wildcat option, a backup runner, and a gunner on special teams.
Thu, Jun 3, 2010 03:20:00 PM

Dolphins RB/KR Patrick Cobbs (ACL tear) has already been running on his surgically repaired knee for months now.

Cobbs tore the ACL in October and underwent surgery quickly. He likely won't have full strength in his left leg until we get closer to Week 1, but his roster spot appears safe. The coaching staff favorite could provide deep running back depth if Ronnie Brown's Lisfranc fracture acts up.
Wed, May 19, 2010 09:13:00 AM

Dolphins RB Patrick Cobbs says he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from October ACL surgery.

Cobbs didn't predict whether he'd be ready for OTAs, though he'll likely take it easy before training camp. At $775,000, he's signed cheaply for next season.
Tue, Mar 2, 2010 09:29:00 PM

Dolphins placed RB/KR Patrick Cobbs on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

Cobbs, 26, was already not the fastest kickoff returner, so any loss of speed would be detrimental to his future. He is under contract through 2010 for a reasonable $775K, however, so expect the Tony Sparano favorite to return.
Wed, Oct 14, 2009 03:31:00 PM

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