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Packers WR Davante Adams ‘felt good’ in limited return to practice

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The Green Bay Packers may still be without star quarterback Aaron Rodgers as he continues to recover from his knee injury. However, they did get some good news with wide receiver Davante Adams coming back to practice Thursday following a shoulder injury.

Adams was a limited participant after missing Wednesday’s session, but his return to the practice field is a promising sign that he can recover in time for the Packers’ big Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

“It’s still day to day. I felt good today at practice, so we just have to keep making progress til Sunday and hopefully I’ll be ready to run,” Adams said per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy remarked that Rodgers’ availability for the Vikings game is “no layup.” Obviously, Rodgers’ absence would be a huge loss for the Packers, who continue to rely heavily on their star quarterback.

But at the very least, Adams’ presence would provide backup QB DeShone Kizer with a reliable receiving weapon if Rodgers isn’t able to go against the Vikings. Adams had five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Packers’ dramatic come-from-behind win against the Bears in Week 1.

But just in case Adams also isn’t able to go, Green Bay will be counting on Randall Cobb to come up with another great performance after his excellent nine-catch, 142-yard outing against Chicago. Geronimo Allison, who had five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown, will also be asked to take on a bigger role in Adams’ absence.