Packers: Davante Adams, Kenny Clark both out vs. Falcons

Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Davante Adams and Kenny Clark are inactive for the Packers in Week 4.

For the second game in a row, the Green Bay Packers will have to find a way to win without two important players on either side of the ball.

Wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark are officially inactive for tonight’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, which kicks off at 8 p.m. CT, later than originally scheduled.

Adams tweeted this morning that he wouldn’t be playing, but quickly deleted it. Clark also seemed unlikely to play as he returns from a groin injury he suffered in the season opener.

While it’s disappointing to be without both players, the Packers tend to be conservative when it comes to injuries, and that’s not a bad approach to take. Rather than rushing them back, both Adams and Clark will get the bye week to recover and be ready to roll in an important Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Packers will also be without 2019 first-round pick, edge rusher Rashan Gary, as well as tight end Marcedes Lewis.

The good news is that cornerback Jaire Alexander is active. The Packers will need both of their starting cornerbacks, Alexander and Kevin King, to play well tonight in a tough matchup against receiving duo Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.

The Packers also have rookie tight end Josiah Deguara active for the first time since the season opener. He impressed in his debut, and with Lewis, Adams, and Allen Lazard out, Deguara could have an important role to play tonight.

The Falcons are without two safeties, Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, as well as kicker Younghoe Koo.

Despite Atlanta’s 0-3 record, this is a tough challenge for Green Bay. The offense will need to continue to put up points despite missing Aaron Rodgers’ top two targets, while the defense will need to hold up against one of the league’s top receiving duos.