Packers’ Davante Adams’ status is “TBD” vs Saints

Green Bay Packers’ star wide receiver Davante Adams is uncertain to play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3 with a hamstring injury.

After lighting up the Minnesota Vikings in a dominant Week 1 performance, Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Davante Adams had a much quieter Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. Following a slow start, he exited the game with an apparent ankle injury, but later returned and posted a final stat line of three receptions for 36 yards. Not exactly his normal stuff.

After initially returning to the game, Adams ended up sitting out most of the second half due to a hamstring issue. He was often shown standing on the sideline without his helmet while the Packers were on offense.

Head coach Matt LaFleur initially said Adams wanted to go back into the game, but Green Bay decided to hold him out because they had a big lead at the time.

Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network is now reporting Adams’ hamstring strain is considered “minor”, but his status for the Packers’ Week 3 showdown against the New Orleans Saints is “TBD.” It appears the team wants to play the long game when it comes to Adams’ health and ensure he’s good to go for the bulk of the season instead of rushing him back.

Hamstrings are fickle beasts, as they can be easily aggravated until they are fully healthy. Even then, they sometimes tend to stick around or come back on an annual basis.

It would be a huge hit for the Packers if Adams is unable to play against the Saints. They’re already down one wide receiver in Equanimous St. Brown, leaving them with just three healthy players at the position–Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Malik Taylor–if Adams is unable to go. That’s not exactly a proven or confidence-inspiring bunch.

Green Bay’s offense has clicked through the first two weeks, averaging an NFL-high 42.5 points per game. They have other weapons they can rely upon, but Adams demands a bunch of attention from defenses so they’ll have their work cut out for them if he’s unable to suit up on Sunday night. Keep your eye on this one.