As free agency got underway, Randall Cobb was worried. He wanted to remain with the Green Bay Packers, but the limited contact between the wide receiver and the franchise led him to believe that maybe the team was headed in another direction.
Those nerves came to a head over the weekend, when Cobb was serving as a groomsman at a friend's wedding in Kentucky. Ahead of the big event, he was pressing his agent to get the deal finished before the Packers changed their minds.
'Saturday morning, I told [my agent] Jimmy [Sexton] to get it done. I was scared,” Cobb said in an interview with ESPN Wisconsin. "I was nervous. I said, ‘Get it done. Whatever I have to do to get back to Green Bay, just make it happen.’"
Jimmy made it happen.
Cobb said he got a call about the finished deal shortly after the wedding party finished with pictures. He stepped outside of the church and tied up the last loose ends, ensuring he would remain a Packer.
His friend, the groom, was also pretty understanding. The man of the hour was Morgan Newton, the former Kentucky quarterback whom Cobb had played with in college.
After Cobb's phone call, the wedding resumed. On Monday, he flew up and put his name on that dotted line.