Packers wide receivers injury update, 10/18 1:41 p.m.
The Packers have formally ruled Davante Adams out for Week 7 vs. the Oakland Raiders. However, head coach Matt LaFleur would not rule out Marquez Valdes-Scantling or Geronimo Allison, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. LaFleur said, “We’ve got 48 hours, so we’ve got time to see if they’ll come around.” That suggests they will be game-time decisions. The game is at 1:00 p.m., so we’ll know early on whether or not they’re playing.
The Green Bay Packers are dealing with a host of problems in their return from Monday Night Football. The team is hosting the Oakland Raiders in Week 7, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers is likely to be short-handed on Sunday. Wide receivers Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Geronimo Allison, along with tight end Jimmy Graham all sat out the team’s Thursday practice.
All four players were listed as DNPs on Wednesday, but that was also an estimated practice. Given the Monday game and quick turnaround for Week 7, the Packers did not have an official practice on Wednesday. An injury report is required for each day, so they simply estimated how the players would have been had they practiced. It’s not surprising none practiced a day later, but it’s still notable.
Of the four, Graham and MVS seem the most likely to be good to when the Raiders come to town. MVS returned from his in-game leg injury and finished out the game, while Graham is one to get a lot of veteran’s days off. Adams is dealing with turf toe that he acknowledges could be a lengthy problem, while Allison is dealing with a chest injury and is in the concussion protocol. Both seem like big question marks for Sunday.
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It’s safe to say the Packers have some issues heading into this game. Jake Kumerow, Darrius Shepherd, and Allen Lazard all stand to gain if any of the receivers are unable to play. If Graham can go, he becomes big starting opportunity if MVS and/or Allison join Adams on the sideline. The Raiders rank seventh worst in fantasy points allowed to tight ends. Marcedes Lewis backs up Graham, but as mentioned above, there’s a good chance Graham will be fine for Sunday.