Packers’ Davante Adams now doubtful as Saints matchup rolls closer
Matt LaFleur said Davante Adams is "probably doubtful" for Sunday night against the Saints but "we'll give him the rest of the week to see where he's at."
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 25, 2020
Adams is still nursing a hamstring injury from the Packers Week 2 win over the Detroit Lions. On Wednesday, Adams stated that it may have been “too early” to tell if he’d be ready for action against the Saints. But it seems that LaFleur will take full precautions with the wideout for the remainder of the week before making a final decision.
“It’s too early to tell,” Adams stated to the team’s official website. “It’s feeling better. I think we’re making good progress every day. But we’re just going to wait it out and see…It’ll probably be a decision that’s made later in the week most likely, just to get a full assessment, give me the full amount of time I need to get right, to a real comfortable spot.”
Adams saw minimum action against the Lions last week before exiting the game in the third quarter. His final stats for the game were three catches on three targets for 36 yards. His dependability in the passing game will be missed, especially after a berserk performance in Week 1 in which he caught 14 of 17 targeted passes for two touchdowns.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will depend on fellow receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to give a much needed boost in Adams’ absence. Halfback Aaron Jones will be bound for a huge game as well, as most of the yardage will come from heavy drives from the veteran. Jones has been another monumental part of the Packers’ success so far, rushing for over 200 yards and three touchdowns in the first two games.