Packers WR Davante Adams may not be able to play in season finale
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams needs just two receptions to break Sterling Sharpe’s single-season franchise record of 112, but he might not get the chance to do so.
Adams is dealing with a knee injury that he suffered during his team’s win over the New York Jets last weekend, and, as a result, his status for the Packers’ season finale against the Detroit Lions is in question.
“We’ll have to see how he does tomorrow,” said Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin of Adams, according to Jim Owczarski of The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Adams has had a spectacular season, hauling in 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to his second straight Pro Bowl appearance.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Fresno State University, was originally selected by Green Bay in the second round (53rd pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
His first couple of years were relatively quiet, as he finished with under 500 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons.
Adams then broke out in his third year, catching 75 passes for 997 yards and 12 scores. He followed that up with a Pro Bowl season in 2017, snaring 74 balls for 885 yards while reaching the end zone 10 times in 14 games.
The Packers will enter their final weekend of the regular season with a record of 6-8-1 and will miss the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 2006. Last year, Green Bay won just seven games and missed the playoffs, largely due to the fact that Aaron Rodgers missed most of the season with a broken collarbone.