Packers: Davante Adams not expected to play in Week 6, per report
The Green Bay Packers are expected to be without Davante Adams again this week.
After not practicing on Wednesday or Thursday, it’s looking more and more likely that the Green Bay Packers won’t have Davante Adams available for Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Adams is likely to be out in Week 6.
It’s not a surprise that Adams will miss another game. When he went down with a toe injury against the Philadelphia Eagles, many predicted he’d miss multiple weeks. Hopefully, he’ll be back in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, which would be 24 days after he suffered the injury.
What this means for Week 6 is that the Packers will again have to find production from elsewhere on offense.
They did that effectively against the Dallas Cowboys. Aaron Jones dominated the game, rushing 19 times and catching seven passes for a total of 182 yards and four touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers found nine different receivers in the game, and the game plan might be similar against the Lions.
There is some good news on offense, though, as running back Jamaal Williams should make his return this week. Williams practiced on Wednesday and has passed the concussion protocol, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.
Williams will not only boost the Packers’ ground game but he is also another good receiving option.
It’ll be interesting to see who Lions cornerback Darius Slay covers for most of the game, and how Matt LaFleur plans to attack the Lions’ defense. They were successful in their game plan against the Cowboys last week, but Matt Patricia will enter this game with a plan to stop what worked for Green Bay in that game.
It’s a good idea not to rush Adams back and risk making the injury worse, but he’ll be missed on Monday night.