Earlier today, it was reported that Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator Joe Barry had tested positive for COVID-19. Later, head coach Matt LaFleur said that the team was in advanced stages of precaution to ensure the virus did not spread. He did, however, state that other members of the team and coaching staff might still test positive. Unfortunately, star wide receiver Davante Adams has just tested positive for the virus.
#Packers place WR Davante Adams on reserve/COVID-19 list https://t.co/WqEA0eR0fs
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 25, 2021
Davante Adams in 2021
Davante Adams has picked up right where he left off after his All Pro season in 2020. In seven games this season, Adams has 52 receptions for 744 yards and three touchdowns. This is, of course, the last year of his contract. Many speculate that it will also be his last as a Green Bay Packer.
Wide Receiver Cause for Concern?
The Green Bay Packers are already without the services of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who is injured. With Davante Adams now out for a while, that leaves Allen Lazard as the Packers’ wide receiver one. In addition to Lazard, the Packers have Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers, and Equanimeous St. Brown. Malik Taylor, too, could be activated.
The Green Bay Packers face their toughest challenge of the season this week. After playing on Sunday, they have a quick turn around to play the undefeated Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. The loss of Davante Adams for this week’s game is certainly a blow. The game was going to be challenging to begin with. Now Aaron Rodgers is without his go-to option in the passing game. Of course, the Packers can still pull out the victory, but it just became a less realistic possibility.
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