Packers’ Davante Adams unlikely to play vs. Cardinals

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Packers receiver Davante Adams had a very good game on Sunday at Washington, but he’s unlikely to get the opportunity to repeat that performance on Saturday in Arizona.

Adams is believed to have an MCL sprain in his right knee that would keep him out of Saturday’s game, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.

Although Adams said after Sunday’s game that he thought he had avoided a major injury when he hurt his knee, the MCL sprain is likely to require him to miss at least a week.

Adams caught all four of the passes thrown to him on Sunday, gaining 48 yards and scoring a touchdown.

80 responses to “Packers’ Davante Adams unlikely to play vs. Cardinals

  1. I’ve dogged Adams all year long and then he goes out and makes some plays when it counts.

    Then he gets hurt. I mean… it’s already and uphill climb, but someone else has to step up.

    March on.

  2. no offense meant to the current receiving corp, but come on, between injuries and ability to make a difference when on the field has become laughable

    ted thompson usually looks to minimize free agency signings, but I think the Packers are going to need to look there for O-line, WR and LB depth/help in addition to hit on draft picks

  3. Hard for Abbredaris and especially Janis to step up when they never get a chance on the field. Teams aren’t afraid of the Packers throwing the deep ball because their receivers (aside from Janis) aren’t fast. It would open up things underneath if they would cut Janis loose once and a while.

  4. The Cardinals will probably win, yes. However, being that there’s zero film on Abbrederis and Janis running routes, etc., could be a slight advantage for the Packers. Then again, screwed-up routes, leads to interceptions. It will be interesting to see if the coaching staff can get creative here. The playoffs are weird, you never know.

  5. I hope the Packers choke in this game like my Vikings did on Sunday. I can’t stand to see them have more success than us, so they must lose to shut Packer fans up!

  6. mandings36 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:35 AM

    no offense meant to the current receiving corp, but come on, between injuries and ability to make a difference when on the field has become laughable

    ted thompson usually looks to minimize free agency signings, but I think the Packers are going to need to look there for O-line, WR and LB depth/help in addition to hit on draft picks
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    TT needs to go. I wrote this to Mark Murphy three years ago. Find someone from the Pats organization who knows how to plug holes. AR is in the prime of his career. If he doesn’t get help soon, it’ll be too late.

  7. codythao35 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:28 AM

    Becuz he knows the Packers are very dangerous, especially to themselves this week. Might as well give up already. Soft like cheese.

    And what time is the Vikings game on this weekend?

  8. Look at all the lame Vikings trolls talking crap like they have a dog left in the fight. Much like your new “Dynasties” built every offseason, you trolls are comical.

  9. bleck5 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:48 AM
    Arizona gonna shut em out now.
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    Oh Blechhh5, You still here? I thought your world champion Vikings were knocked out of the playoffs on Sunday?

  10. As Florio just said, the Packers beat a weak Washington team and now they are all chirping like they are a good team, but they arent. Packers will get blown out this weekend.

  11. How many SB trophies do the cardinals have? NONE

    For that matter how NFL Championships did they have in the old NFL? NONE

    And the streak continues….!

  12. Seems that Abberdabbaderrisdo guy is better anyhow. Not vindictive enough to hope for a Pack choke job — I’d prefer a close and entertaining game while I’m still thawing out my toes from Sunday.

  13. “I hope the Packers choke in this game like my Vikings did on Sunday. I can’t stand to see them have more success than us, so they must lose to shut Packer fans up”

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    Strong words coming from a fan of 4 time SB loser….you team will always SUCK! And Pack fans will never shut up….shoot best QB was Fran Tarkenton and Coach was 88 year old Bud Grant!!!

    VICUNAS will always suck

  14. conormacleod says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:52 AM
    I hope the Packers choke in this game like my Vikings did on Sunday. I can’t stand to see them have more success than us, so they must lose to shut Packer fans up!
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    Hey conor, turn on the NFL network at noon. You can watch the ONLY NFC north team that’s moved onto the second round. No choke there.

  15. Don’t this is as big of a loss for the Packers. In the small time Janis and Abbrederis have been on the field they have showed some real potential. Adams was having a terrible year and although he made a crucial catch for the Pack in the game against the Skins he has had a year of drops.

    Look for Green Bay to get back to playing like they did last year. Rodgers looked to get his confidence back in the 2nd half of the last game and the D played great in the second half. Should have had 2 int’s to close the game on Cousins.

  16. Don’t worry, we still have the invincible Aaron Rodgers. He will carry us. He’s all we have.

  17. Take away tthe two fumbles cards returned for touchdowns and then the starks fumble on what the 25. That’s a 3 TD present. Much different game if the Packers keep it clean.

  18. too bad gb has such a diva at qb. cant wait till the cards knock that smirk off his face. after they go up on the redskins, old bug eyes is running around fist pumping like they actually beat a good team

  19. cb2gbequalssb says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:11 PM

    Take away tthe two fumbles cards returned for touchdowns and then the starks fumble on what the 25. That’s a 3 TD present. Much different game if the Packers keep it clean.

    yeah ok, and take away the lions fiasco, and the refs being in the bag for green bay, and they finish 4-12//////////////idiot

  20. I fear the NFC North will not be represented well by the Pack Saturday. Too bad the best team in the North isn’t playing to make the game at least respectable….Cards by 3 scores….

  21. yeah ok, and take away the lions fiasco, and the refs being in the bag for green bay, and they finish 4-12//////////////idiot
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    Just like the refs screwed the poor Vikings at home against the Packers too, right?

    I’m not sure how the refs not making the correct call against the Vikings sense them to 4-12. #VIKINGFANSAREBADATMATH

  22. Sorry bitter leatherface, I meant the *Lions, not the Vikings.

    You are a very bitter person. I guess all those years of looking up to the Packers has made you that way? Some day you will win a championship. Most likely when you’re 6 feet under though.

  23. I hope the Packers get killed by the Cardinals on Saturday! I’m so sick and tired of them always making the playoffs every year and going further in them than my Vikings when we manage to get in. It makes me so mad having to always look up at the Packers with all of their championships and listen to their fans fans rub it in.

    I’M SO FUGGING TIRED OF IT!!!!

    Go Cards!!

  24. allight59 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:19 PM
    Too bad the best team in the North isn’t playing to make the game at least respectable….
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    I know right? Maybe if the Vikes were playing next Sunday they could’ve broken their record of 3 field goals!

  25. So he hurt his knee, big deal. He’s got another one. I’ve taken out lots of knees and it didn’t stop me.

  26. So either Abracadabra or Janis are going to be FORCED to get playing time. Finally.

    NEXT MAN FREAKIN’ UP!

  27. You just knew Adams was going to end up injured when he started finally making some plays again last week. That’s just how the season has gone for Green Bay. It was almost as predictable as the Vikings producing yet another epic choke job.

  28. Wow. It’s amazing how many butthurt Vikings fans there are on an injured Packers thread. Seriously, you guys lost, now go crawl into the basement where you belong until the draft so you can brag about the players your team selected and how they’re all going to be future pro bowlers.

  29. The odds are against a Green Bay win. With or without Adams, the hill is a long and steep slog for the Packers. Can Green Bay win? Absolutely. A play or two goes the Packers way and a couple mistakes by Arizona, and the game might fall into the Packers lap. That is how thin the margin is in the NFL.

  30. Jan 12, 2016 11:30 AM
    A week? Maybe with any other team. On the packers, he may be out until week 5 of next season.

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    Your way wrong. He would miss four games, come in for two plays, get hurt again and miss another three or go on IR

    Shieds has the longest concussion on record. He may not even know who he is right now and its week four for everyone else.

  31. Abbaderis, Mr Concussion they called him at Wisconsin, the reason only Ted took him, everyone else said no thanks, we want players that can actually suit up more than just once in a while and contribute.

  32. Read how 5 former pro coaches were asked to evaluate the Packers lack of offense lately and it was startling.
    1. They are the only team without a receivers coach. Don’t want to spend the money. These coaches were shocked at that.
    2. Unlike other teams, Packers have the same plays for a decade now and have changed nothing.
    3. Receivers do not run pass routes. They are told to run to an area on the field and then turn. These coaches said the films clearly show them telegraphing (poor body technique’s due to no coaching) which direction they are turning and making it easy for backs to close on them.
    Now I now why Abby is so confused out there. He must be saying “you want me to what?”

  33. No one is talking about the MVP of Sundays game vs the Skins, JC Tretter. Backup center making his first start at LT (they gave up 13 sacks the previous 2 games). After giving up the one sack, which also happened to be a safety, he really settled in well. No pressures or sacks after the first quarter. He was also great in the run game. Gutty performance all around by JC!

  34. Abbaderis, Mr Concussion they called him at Wisconsin, the reason only Ted took him, everyone else said no thanks, we want players that can actually suit up more than just once in a while and contribute.
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    From what I recall, he had 1st or 2nd round talent according to most scouts, but there were questions about his durability. So they took him with their 5th or 6th round pick. Seems like they factored that in when it came to value. Maybe we should try to unload Patterson to them in a trade for Abberderis? lol

  35. Jan 12, 2016 12:15 PM
    All 53 Viking players inactive this week. Bad case of the Chokes.

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    According to their coach, they out played Seattle and he is dam proud of that. Really? You had them in your back yard, on your frozen turf and you never scored a TD.

    I know he is drooling for that fast track indoor stadium next year where his team will thrive. What he needs is someone who can pass a ball more than ten yards. Teddy was disappointing this year.

  36. bondlake says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:55 AM

    mandings36 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:35 AM

    no offense meant to the current receiving corp, but come on, between injuries and ability to make a difference when on the field has become laughable

    ted thompson usually looks to minimize free agency signings, but I think the Packers are going to need to look there for O-line, WR and LB depth/help in addition to hit on draft picks
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    TT needs to go. I wrote this to Mark Murphy three
    years ago. Find someone from the Pats organization who knows how to plug holes. AR is in the prime of his career. If he doesn’t get help soon, it’ll be too
    late.
    __________________________________

    And, I’m sure Murphy wrote you back!
    TT can be frustrating, but hard to argue with 7 straight trips to the playoffs. Beats being a Viking or Browns fan.

  37. The Packers don’t run to FA because they believe in coaching, and developing the players they drafted because they fit the system… Does it stink when it takes time for a player like Adams to come along? Absoulutely! Especially when Nelson gets injured, it took a while for James Jones and Jennings to get to the consistent starters they turned into for GB.

    He has been good at getting 2 or 3 starters in addition to role players in every draft, Teams that rely on FA too much wind up being inconsistent and cap trouble… Packers spend money on FA but its normally making sure good players don’t GET to FA before they choose to, they keep Rodgers, Matthews, Jordy and Daniels.

  38. Receivers do not run pass routes. They are told to run to an area on the field and then turn.
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    Sounds a lot like a WR you spent how many picks on to draft in the 1st round?

    Good ol’ Corduroy Patterson…..1st round kick returner!!! In an era where there are more touchbacks and fewer returns than anytime in NFL history.

  39. shaggytoodle says:
    Jan 12, 2016 1:10 PM
    The Packers don’t run to FA because they believe in coaching, and developing the players they drafted because they fit the system… Does it stink when it takes time for a player like Adams to come along? Absoulutely! Especially when Nelson gets injured, it took a while for James Jones and Jennings to get to the consistent starters they turned into for GB.

    He has been good at getting 2 or 3 starters in addition to role players in every draft, Teams that rely on FA too much wind up being inconsistent and cap trouble… Packers spend money on FA but its normally making sure good players don’t GET to FA before they choose to, they keep Rodgers, Matthews, Jordy and Daniels…

    You might want to read Bob McGinn’s column this week. It is all about Diamond Ted and his complacency

  40. Oh and one more thing, Bill Bidwill (not Bidwell as most morons say it and spell it, including morons on various NFL game broadcasts) was around and celebrated with that 1947 team… so yeah, someone remembers it… the owner.

  41. You might want to read Bob McGinn’s column this week. It is all about Diamond Ted and his complacency
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    I’ve read the article. He never once said anything about complacency. He said he was inactive in signing scrubs off the street, vying for players they are familiar with and developmental prospects.

    But I get your point. Making a trade and wasting a draft pick for a scrub WR counting $11 million against the cap are the things legends are made of. SKOLOLOLOL

  42. bondlake says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:55 A
    TT needs to go. I wrote this to Mark Murphy three years ago. Find someone from the Pats organization who knows how to plug holes. AR is in the prime of his career. If he doesn’t get help soon, it’ll be too late.
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    Anyone that leaves the Pats for a GM/HC job usually sucks thou.

    Anyone from the Packers that gets a GM/HC job usually does alright (Seahawks, Chiefs, Raiders GMs have all learned from Ron & Ted).

  43. mandings36 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:35 AM
    ted thompson usually looks to minimize free agency signings, but I think the Packers are going to need to look there for O-line, WR and LB depth/help in addition to hit on draft picks
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    Anyone’s Oline would look bad if their starting tackles, center missed a couple of games (especially against a blitz happy team like the Cards or Everson).

    Anyone’s WR corp would look bad if their no.1 guy and no.4 guy were both on IR, along with the no.3 guy hobbling on a sprained ankle.

    I’d rather save the cap space then have the team looking like a dumpster fire (like the Saints).

  44. To the guy who said the cardinals don’t have any nfl championships, go look that up one. You will see how dumb that statement was.
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    I was a HUGE fan of that 1925 championship team. They even utilize the forward pass! Unfortunately they were the Chicago Cardinals, not the AZ cardinals.

  45. rosstuckershair says:
    Jan 12, 2016 1:55 PM

    You might want to read Bob McGinn’s column this week. It is all about Diamond Ted and his complacency
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    Thanks for the read… but I still disagree, So TT makes a trade in Sept. for Grant in the position that is the easiest to transition. Thats why guys like Cadillac Williams, Gurley, Rawls have suceeded, heck look at the havoc Starks caused in the SB run. I don’t like mid-season trades trying to learn new systems isn’t easy in other positons, Vernon Davis hasn’t done much since being in Denver…

    If the players in the FA pool were that good they wouldn’t be in the FA pool. If you want to go out and get a guy like Finnegan, cause someone like Shields gets banged up why bother wasting your 1st and 2nd round picks on CBs, and those to CBs have done pretty good in their first season it goes a lot further than renting a vet. for 8 weeks.

    The bottom line is I feel many people would say TT is a top 5 GM, I would say there are 25 teams that would love to have him, and if you get rid of someone you need to bring in someone better. Letting go of a top 5 GM in hopes to find is very unlikely and not worth the risk.

  46. Brilliant! Adams is a one-trick pony and Rodgers doesn’t have anywhere near enough youth anymore to utilize that one trick. I hope McDonalds stays in charge over there for the next 20 years.

  47. 1) Ted Thompson has the second best differential between talent brought into the league versus the “value” in his drafting position.

    2) Per a football stat site that contains outsiders in its name has their proprietary values. The Packers have been

    2015 10th
    2014 3rd
    2013 21st (Rodgers broke collarbone)
    2012 5th
    2011 1st
    2010 3rd
    2009 2nd
    2008 16th (Rodgers’ first year as starter)

    3) Per another football stat site that contains reference, the Packers’ roster potency was tied for FIRST in the NFL with Seattle. In 2015, 10th. New England 6th.

    4) The Packers need to raid the Patriots’ brain trust? The Patriots have had injuries too, they’ve lost 4 of their last 6.

    In the end, Ted Thompson has provided the necessary potency year in, year out. This year was a down year due to injuries. But if there is anyone to finger for responsibility it would be Mike McCarthy. In short, if Rodgers were let go, he’d have a job in 15 minutes. If Ted Thompson were let go, he’d have his choice of jobs within a few months. If Mike McCarthy were let go, no one would care and he’d have a post-Packer experience less than what Mike Sherman experienced (which wasn’t much to talk about).

    McCarthy is the weak link in the chain – when the Packers were elite he sandbagged them, when the team lost some potency when Rodgers and Matthews got their big paydays McCarthy under cohered the team, and facing the adversity this year nearly had the team out of the playoffs. McCarthy pretty much got schooled twice by Jim Caldwell who’s hanging on for his own job. McCarthy has been along for the ride at best, and sandbags (and provides a net negative) at worst.

  48. Lots of jealous purple still out there…… it has been a few days since you choked on such a huge game. You should be over it by now or still hiding somwhere other than here. Move on, see you next year.

  49. toolkien:

    Take AR out of the equation and GB would be looking up at every team in the NFC North.

    TT is wasting the prime years of a HOF QB.

    I’ve been to and seen him talk at the GB Shareholders meeting in July. He’s better than a sleeping pill – puts you to sleep. The only worse GM in the League is Jerry Jones.

  50. gbbvan says:
    Jan 12, 2016 11:57 AM
    Hey Cody,
    Who are the queens playing this week?
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    At least my Vikes played a real team and not a JV team who won the division by default. Get real Cheeseheads, the Skins D was terrible. They didn’t sack or pressure AR like the Cards and Minny did, thus the reason for the smirk on his face. And all you fans are so full of yourselves as if your team is a real contender. It isn’t, you know. The Cards are going to bring you all back down to earth. (And just for the record, no way is Jordy Nelson alone gonna save your team).

  51. The Packers winning a playoff game is like pulling a winter coat out of the closet and finding a $100 bill in the pocket. Listening to the bitterness of Vikings fans about that win is like finding a $20 bill in the other pocket.

    Keep ’em coming Vikings fans. It gets better and better with every one of your bitter, jealous, whiny posts.

  52. How in the heck can Packers fans have bragging rights over Vikings fans when year after year since the last SB win, the Pack also blows it in playoff games?
    Sure, the Vikes also lost to the Sea Hawks but at least they were in it up to the last second where the Pack blew the lead they had up until the final minutes. The Pack was a worse loss.
    Packers putting down Vikes fans is the pot calling the kettle black.

  53. lindacaseauthor says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:24 PM

    At least my Vikes played a real team and not a JV team who won the division by default.
    ___________

    You’re right becase you would rather play a tough team and lose on a 27 FGA then have achance to play in the divisional round of the playoffs for the first time in over half a decade.

  54. The Packers may win, they might not. If they don’t, I can deal with it. They aren’t playing as well as they could, and nobody seems to have the answers. I can accept it if it happens.

    But I cannot think of another group of people more deserving to have the rug pulled out from under them than the superiority-complexed Viking trolls on Packer threads.

    The humiliating videos of the Viking fans at the exact moment Lucy pulled the ball away from Charlie Brown will be etched in stone for eternity. I wish you could see my five finger nose salute.

    I feel bad for the legitimate fans of the Vikings…..I really do. But the “usual suspect” trolls? Eat it and enjoy it.

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