Friday update: This was expected, but Devante Adams told reporters that he will play against the Chiefs in Week 9. That is good news for Jordan Love to be sure.
Here’s some good news…— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) November 5, 2021
Davante Adams: “I will be playing Sunday.” #Packers
Thursday update: Davante Adams has returned from the COVID-19 list. He should play this week against the Chiefs.
Matt LaFleur said both Davante Adams and Joe Barry are back in the building and out of the COVID protocols.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 4, 2021
"It's great to see those guys," LaFleur said. "They're fired up to be back. It's a huge benefit to this team."
The Green Bay Packers were able to go into Arizona and defeat the undefeated Arizona Cardinals in Week 8 without their star wide receiver Davante Adams. Adams was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list the Monday before their Thursday night game and was not at practice this Wednesday, per Matt Schneidman. This means he is likely still in the COVID-19 protocols.
It would seem that Adams will be cleared by Sunday, but there is of course no guarantee. The good news is that Allen Lazard, who was a COVID-19 close contact and missed last week, did return to practice and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who wasn’t taken off of I.R. last week, was practicing as well.
In all likelihood, the Packers will be back to full strength at the wide receiver position, but they will be without their quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is out with COVID-19, and they lost their starting tight end, Robert Tonyan, for the season to a torn ACL. Jordan Love will take over at quarterback and veteran Mercedes Lewis will likely take over the offensive side of the tight end job.