Packers WR Davante Adams confirmed he won’t play on Monday night.
The Green Bay Packers will be without their top two wide receivers on Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons.
Davante Adams was listed as questionable on the Packers’ injury report due to the hamstring injury he suffered in the Week 2 win against the Detroit Lions.
After practicing all week, there was hope Adams would be ready to make his return in Week 4. However, in a Twitter post that he later deleted, Adams wrote that he won’t be out there on Monday night.
It’s not all that surprising. If Adams isn’t yet at 100 percent, it makes sense to give him longer to recover. After this game, the Packers hit their bye, so it makes sense to give Adams an additional couple of weeks of rest to ensure he’s ready for a tough stretch of games following the week off, starting with a meeting with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the short term, Green Bay needs to be ready to go without two of Aaron Rodgers’ top targets.
Allen Lazard has been placed on injured reserve this week after suffering a core muscle injury that required surgery earlier this week. Including Devin Funchess, who opted out of the 2020 season, the Packers are without their top three wide receivers this week.
As they’ve done so well during the Matt LaFleur era, the Packers will need to adjust.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Robert Tonyan, and Jace Sternberger should all see more targets, and the Packers may also get Malik Taylor more involved on offense. The trio of running backs — Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, and Tyler Ervin — will all have crucial roles to play. Most important of all is that Aaron Rodgers is healthy. He’s the key to this team going far in 2020.