Packers: Davante Adams, Kenny Clark inactive vs. Saints

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Packers won’t have Davante Adams or Kenny Clark available in Week 3.

If you had to name the top five most important players for the Green Bay Packers, two of them would be Davante Adams and Kenny Clark.

Unfortunately for the Packers, neither player will be available in tonight’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

Ahead of the game, the Packers have released their list of inactives. Among them are Adams and Clark. Adams is out with a hamstring injury after being listed as doubtful on the injury report, while Clark remains out with a groin injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. He was questionable on the injury report.

Quarterback Jordan Love, tight end Josiah Deguara, defensive back Parry Nickerson, and linebacker Randy Ramsey are the other inactives for Green Bay.

There aren’t too many surprises for the Saints. Wide receiver Michael Thomas and edge rusher Marcus Davenport are among the inactives for New Orleans tonight.

The Packers do have some experience playing without Adams under Matt LaFleur. Green Bay won all four of its games without Adams last season, including road games against the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs.

LaFleur will need adjust the offense to put the playmakers in the best position to succeed. Green Bay will need its talented running back group of Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, and Tyler Ervin to all contribute. Maybe a bigger role for rookie AJ Dillon will help.

The Packers will also need Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard to produce consistently with Adams out. That means not making mistakes such as drops. The same goes for the tight ends, who are yet to produce consistently in the receiving game this season.

Without Clark, the defense will need to be much better than it was in the first quarter against the Detroit Lions last week. While they did improve, part of that was because Green Bay built a lead. In what will likely be a closer game, the defense will need to be at its best.