Packers rule out Davante Adams, hold out hope for other injured wideouts

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The Packers practiced without their top three receivers this week, but only one of them has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Head coach Matt LaFleur said at his Friday press conference that Davante Adams will miss his third straight game with a turf toe injury. He said that the team is holding out hope that Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will improve enough to play on Sunday.

“We’ve got 48 hours, so we’ve got time to see if they’ll come around,” LaFleur said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

Allison suffered a concussion against the Lions on Monday night while Valdes-Scantling is dealing with knee and ankle injuries. Jake Kumerow, Allen Lazard and Darrius Shepherd are the other receiver options for the Packers.

24 responses to “Packers rule out Davante Adams, hold out hope for other injured wideouts

  1. “The Packers just cannot go through the rest of the season like this. Without Davante Adams, the receiving corps is terrifyingly bad. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, and Allen Lazard is frightening to exactly no one. Not to mention Darrius Shepherd, who had a rather nightmarish performance against Detroit.”

  2. It’s a slow death this year for the Packa’s. All these WR’s will get healthy just in time for an Aaron Rodgers injury to curtail the season. This will be followed by if’s and but’s from the fudgy faithful. The losing starts this week, get your camouflage hankies ready for tears to go with those spilled beers.

  3. After my Vikes paid off the refs last year in Lambo, it seems only fair that the Packers got a call to go their way.

    It will make them harder to catch, especially since the only good teams we’ve played yet are the Packers and Bears (with 6 more good teams to play!).

  4. “Packers needn’t worry. As long as several of the Refs make the 53 man roster again.”
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    There are always those who are jealous of excellence. Their own inadequacies make them afraid.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    October 18, 2019 at 2:20 pm
    I could work out at the YMCA for a week and start at WR for the packers.
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    Rodgers would still find a way to make you look good 3 catches for 8 yards and 1 TD. Look for ariani on the waiver wire as he is available in 100% leagues.

  6. It will be interesting to see if Ryan Grant is a healthy scratch or not on Sunday.
    Hopefully they’ve been able to get him up to speed enough to contribute.
    Otherwise we may have to use the run again as a crutch to move the football.

    Looking forward to having Darrius Shepherd put that nightmarish game behind him and give it another go.
    He had no trouble getting open looks, just got to secure the football.
    It was great to so the way his teammates and head coach rally around him this week.

    No more sack dances, but I’m sure that won’t slow down the Smith’s Gold Rush!
    Tough game this weekend as I’m sure the Raiders are rested and ready.
    Can’t Wait!!!

  7. I thought that Lazard guy looked pretty dang good last week — at least when he wasn’t wasting all his energy jawing at the defenders.

  8. Lazard does play with attitude. He was on the coach’s TV show this week and it is plainly evident this kid is not one to take much crap from jawwing DB’s.

    The Detroit DB that tried tackling him after talking crap Monday night, found himself put on his butt in a rather humiliating fashion.

    I like the kid’s toughness. Easy to see why Rodgers wanted him out there on Monday.

  9. It’s upsetting.

    With Mahomes out now, it looks like the Packers will get 7 more wins:

    Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers, Panthers, Giants, Redskins, and my Vikes. Not to mention very winnable games at home against Chicago, and vs the Lions. The Niners are looking tough.

    It’ll be hard for my team to catch up to what looks like, at worst, 12-4 for the packers.

  10. MVS was limited, but did practice on Friday and it appears he will play.

    G-Mo doubtful and Davante is out. Davante has said he “close” and that the toe “1000 times better” than it was. I would look for both Davante and G-Mo to be full go for KC next week.

    The silver lining of these injuries is that the playing time now for these other players will make this team even stronger later in the season.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  11. It’s time for Kumerow to step up. Great depth with this group. They’re getting it done.

  12. vavikingfan says:
    October 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    1 Clete Blakeman >3 wide receivers

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    I agree! He scored the Lions a TD, without seeing it, without a conference with the one guy that actually saw the ball who said it was a turnover on downs…something that none of the Lions wide receivers were able to do. So technically, Clete Blakeman > All the Detroit Lions (besides their kicker)!

  13. Minnesota’s Favorite Son Carl Panzram says:
    October 18, 2019 at 5:56 pm
    vavikingfan says:
    October 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    1 Clete Blakeman >3 wide receivers

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    I agree! He scored the Lions a TD, without seeing it, without a conference with the one guy that actually saw the ball who said it was a turnover on downs…
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    You know, it’s funny since “the fix was in” that these crooked referees would even award the Lions a TD in the first place, especially after the head linesman already marked the ball down short of the goal line.
    But what do I know.

  14. purpleguy says:
    October 18, 2019 at 3:22 pm
    I thought that Lazard guy looked pretty dang good last week — at least when he wasn’t wasting all his energy jawing at the defenders.

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    Two way street. I do like the slam tackle he put on the defender with ball in hand. Apparently had enough.

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