Cobb, Warford back in Bluegrass; talk NFL

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Randall Cobb, one of the most popular football Wildcats to play at Kentucky, was back in Lexington on Saturday, hosting his Inspire 18 football camp for young players.

Cobb, who's entering his fourth season in the NFL, will host a second camp on Sunday in his hometown of Alcoa, Tenn.

"I feel like this is my second home," Cobb said after. "I'm from Tennessee, but I feel like I grew up here."

Nearly 150 kids, ages 7-11, participated in the Lexington camp, which was held at Tates Creek High School. Proceeds will benefit the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

The former UK wide out/quarterback played in just six games last season in Green Bay. His regular season was cut short after suffering a fractured fibula against the Ravens.

"I was fortunate enough that there was no ligament damage. It was just a bone issue. Once my bone healed up, I was good to go."

Cobb has made a name for himself as a return guy. He'd like to concentrate on becoming an elite receiver.

"Me being the player I am, I love my versatility," Cobb said. "I love playing everywhere on the field, but for me to be considered the number one receiver, I have to focus on that.

"I'm a team player first. If they need me back there returning, that's what I'll do.

Cobb is in the final year of his contract with the Packers. He says pending free agency will work itself out.

"It's going to play out the way it's supposed to happen. I'm going to control what I can control and that's getting better everyday," he said.

Cobb's former Wildcat teammate, Larry Warford, was helping out at the camp. Warford was a rookie with the Lions last season, starting all 16 games at guard.

"I think it went well," Warford said. "There's always stuff I want to improve on. I definitely want to improve on my game from last year. That's probably my biggest focus."

"The biggest thing with offensive line play, it's the fundamentals. You're looking for that perfect technique all the time," Warford said. "It hasn't become muscle memory for me yet. I'll see flashes of it from watching film. It's something I want to be consistent with all the time."

Warford downplays any suggestion that the Lions got a steal when they chose him in the third round of last year's draft.

"I have my own expectations. I know what I need to improve on and I know my weaknesses. Until I get to where I feel extremely comfortable with what I'm doing, that stuff doesn't really mean much to me. It's nice to have the recognition, but I still want to do better. I won't rest my head on that."


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