Davante Adams won’t rush himself onto the field

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The Packers need Davante Adams more than ever, and he’s getting closer to a return from his own hamstring injury.

But he said yesterday he wants to make sure he’s back to 100 percent before he puts himself back in a game.

“Correct,” Adams said, via Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I will be making sure I feel normal – like before it happened – before I step out there. So we’re doing our thing to make sure that that’s the case.”

Adams practiced on a limited basis yesterday, as news was breaking that Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard had core muscle surgery, and will be out indefinitely.

Lazard’s emergence last week helped mitigate the absence of their star receiver, but the Packers are not what you’d call deep at the position. Adams and Lazard have 30 of the team’s 71 receptions.

Adams suffered the injury Sept. 20 against the Lions. He was doubtful last week, but tested it before last week’s game against the Saints before realizing he couldn’t go.

“That was the plan all week long was to get a good feel to see how I felt come pre-game, just to give me all the time I needed and came to the conclusion that I wasn’t quite ready yet,” Adams said. “It was close. I felt good, but I wanted to be as smart as possible so we decided to hold off on that.”

If Adams can’t play this week, the Packers will be relying on Marquez Valdes-Scantling and an inexperienced group including Tyler Ervin, Darrius Shepherd, and Malik Taylor. They have a bye after this week’s game against the Falcons.

4 responses to “Davante Adams won’t rush himself onto the field

  1. Which is smart of Davante, but he also said he feels way better this week than last. Davante is practicing and looking like he will play.

    With Lazard out at least 6 weeks, we now have Davante at the #1 WR, MVS at #2, and need Darrius Shepherd to step up at #3. A-Rod was just talking about how impressed he was with Shep in camp. Time to show it in a game.


  2. The fact that Tae practiced, even in a limited basis, is very positive news.
    In addition to the few healthy wideouts we currently have on the roster, GB can turn to Begelton and Robert Foster (Who has 3 seasons of quality NFL experience.) on their practice squad.
    They also have a full complement of healthy RBs and TEs.
    We’ll probably need them all.

    Having the defense show up with a little more consistency, instead of just a few splash plays here and there, would go a long way to help.

    It’s going to be a tricky situation, but the one thing I’ve observed about Matt LaFleur in his short tenure as head coach is that he’s willing to use just about every facet of his roster to make his offense work.
    And I have a tremendous amount of confidence that he’ll survive this small squall as well.
    Moving on with no excuses.

  3. Lazard has what is commonly known as a sports hernia. It’s a small incision and the condition can be strengthened “while they’re in there. It’s not serious but he’ll be out a minimum of 3-4 weeks. The bye will help. Somebody in the ranks has to step up. MVS can’t run routes and as a result puts himself out of position to make catches consistently. If Malik Taylor is finally healthy, now is his time.

    Next Man Up.

  4. Rodgers is on fire — he’s hitting receivers even when there’s no separation (except against the Vikings of course). I’m not sure Jordy couldn’t come out of retirement and excel the way Rodgers is playing. Still don’t get why they picked a QB in the last draft.

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