The Green Bay Packers were forced to play the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 without Davante Adams and it is undetermined if he will return in Week 4.
While he’s returned to practice with the Packers this week, Adams spoke out on his status versus the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
"I'm gonna make sure I'm 100% before I'm back out there," Adams added. https://t.co/ImS5qYATLn
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) October 1, 2020
During Green Bay’s bout with Detroit Lions in Week 2, Adams would sustain a hamstring injury that would cause him to make an early exit. The lingering hamstring issue would prompt Adams to sit out of the Packers’ Week 3 contest versus the Saints on Sunday night.
Before Adams left with an injury in Week 2, he was playing at a remarkable level for the Packers. The three-time Pro Bowler caught 17 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns prior to his early exit against the Lions. Of course, 14 receptions, 156 yards, and two touchdowns came in Week 1 versus the Minnesota Vikings.
At the least, Adams has returned to practice and is making positive progress with his hamstring ailment. However, Adams is making it clear he won’t make his return to the field until he’s one-hundred percent healthy.
If Adams were to miss another week, the Packers proved they can still perform admirably on offense against the Saints. Amid Adams’ absence, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Robert Tonyan all stepped up in the passing game as Green Bay defeated New Orleans 37-30.
Without a doubt, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would welcome Adams back with open arms if he feels he is ready to play in Week 4. At the same time, Adams and Green Bay want to be cautious with his health, especially with 13 weeks remaining in the season.