Packers: Davante Adams returns to practice ahead of Week 12

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /

Davante Adams is practicing on Friday.

Despite still dealing with an ankle injury, all signs are pointing to Davante Adams being available again this week as the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears in a key divisional showdown.

According to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, Adams is practicing on Friday, which is a good sign for this week’s game.

This follows a similar pattern to last week when Adams practiced on Wednesday and Friday but missed Thursday’s practice. He didn’t have an injury designation and played in the game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Packers will release the injury report later this afternoon, but it won’t be a surprise if the same is true this week and that Adams is ready to go.

What remains unclear is the status of Marquez Valdes-Scantling for Sunday night. Schneidman noted that MVS isn’t practicing today after injuring his Achilles at practice on Thursday. Hopefully it’s nothing serious. Schneidman added that he was on the exercise bike which is perhaps a sign it’s not a serious injury.

Another wide receiver, Allen Lazard, has been limited at practice the past two days but this comes as no surprise as he’s eased back from a core injury.

This will be a tough matchup for the Packers offense, so having their top trio of receivers all active will help. Lazard will be another week removed from his injury, while Adams has shown he can play through his ankle injury. The hope is that MVS can be close to 100 percent on Sunday night. His speed forces defenses to always respect the deep ball downfield.

And while this is a challenging matchup, Adams has been excellent against the Bears in recent years. In his past five games against Chicago, Adams has caught 29 passes for 436 yards and three touchdowns.

If he’s ready to go this week, Davante Adams will be set for another big performance versus the Bears.