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Davante Adams

Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver #17
Green Bay Packers
Wide Receiver #17
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Davante Adams News

Won't play Saturday

Adams was among the Packers who did not suit up for Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Other key players among the 32 Packers who will not play in the contest include QB Aaron Rodgers, fellow WRs Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, as well as RB Aaron Jones and TE Robert Tonyan.

Aug 21, 2021 1:05 PM EST

Out for preseason opener

Adams will not play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: Starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not play in Saturday's contest as expected, and the Packers will hold their top wide receiver out as well. Rodgers is unlikely to play during the preseason, so Adams may not take the field until Week 1.

Aug 14, 2021 4:43 PM EST

Seeking to be highest-paid wideout

Adams is seeking to become the league's highest-paid wideout, but he and the Packers have differing definitions on the meaning of that term, according to Rob Demovsky of

Analysis: Adams is set to become a free agent after this season, and he expressed publicly Wednesday that he is looking for an average annual salary that makes him the top-paid pass catcher in the league. That title is currently held by Arizona's DeAndre Hopkins, who after joining the Cardinals agreed to a two-year extension that comes out to $27.25 million per season. Adams is presumably looking to top that number, but the Packers believe the average salary of Hopkins' entire contract -- which comes out a few million dollars cheaper -- is a more-appropriate number. Adams averaged 91.6 receptions, 1,127.8 yards and 11.6 touchdowns over the last five seasons, so he has the stats on his side. However, the Packers do have a bit of leverage, as they will have the franchise tag available.

Jul 30, 2021 10:25 AM EST

Willing to reopen extension talks

Following the expected restructure of Aaron Rodgers' contract, Adams has indicated he's willing to discuss a new contract with the Packers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Adams and the Packers broke off negotiations for an extension less than a week ago after things grew stale but the reported new Rodgers deal seems to have spurred the star wideout's willingness to get things back on track. Adams figures to snare a new deal among the best wideouts in the league when he signs on the dotted line as he enters the last season of a four-year, $58.96 million contract with the Packers signed in late 2017.

Jul 26, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Extension talks stall

Adams and the Packers have broken off negotiations for a contract extension, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The two sides have been working on a potential deal for months, but talks have stalled and there's apparently no plan to resume negotiations. Adams is entering the fourth and final year of the four-year, $58 million extension he signed in 2017, and his future with the Packers beyond 2020 is now in doubt. The status of QB Aaron Rodgers remains uncertain with training camp set to begin next week. and it now appears Green Bay will open the season with question marks surrounding the team's two best players.

Jul 23, 2021 8:21 AM EST

Willing to talk extension

Adams and the Packers are in the early stages of discussing a contract extension, Paulina Dedaj of FOX News reports.

Analysis: Adams is entering the fourth and final season of a four-year, $58 million extension, with his $12.25 million base salary an obvious bargain for the Packers after the wideout enjoyed a career-best campaign in 2020. While the uncertainty surrounding QB Aaron Rodgers is far from ideal, Adams says it won't impact his preparation for the upcoming season, nor will it dissuade him from discussing a new contract with the Packers. He'd be an obvious candidate fro the franchise tag next offseason if the two sides aren't able to work out a long-term deal.

Jun 24, 2021 9:37 AM EST

Limited by Bucs' secondary

Adams recorded nine receptions on 15 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' loss in the NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: As has become the norm, Adams saw a multitude of targets -- accounting for 31 percent of Aaron Rodgers' pass attempts. He turned that into a decent statistical performance, but was held to 15 yards or fewer on all of his receptions. Despite not being able to work deep, he did haul in a two-yard touchdown reception in the midst of a dramatic comeback attempt. Adams will head into the final year of his contract in 2021 and should return to form as a top receiver remaining paired with Rodgers.

Jan 24, 2021 4:11 PM EST

Tallies nine receptions

Adams recorded nine receptions on 10 targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Rams.

Analysis: Adams delivered in a much anticipated matchup with cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Despite the tough draw, Adams was targeted 10 times, and he's now commanded double-digit targets in five of his last six contests. He beat Ramsey early in the second quarter for a one-yard reception to notch the Packers' first touchdown of the game. Adams also chipped in bigger gains, the' longest of which went for 21-yards and helped set up a field goal just before halftime. While the the matchup may not gain as much hype, Adams will draw another tough defense as the Packers will take on either the Saints or Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game.

Jan 16, 2021 5:36 PM EST

Sets records in victory

Adams caught all six of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-16 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Adams didn't have a big game by his lofty standards, but he of course still managed to find the end zone. In doing so, he tied the Packers' franchise record with 18 touchdown receptions this season, and he also set a new team-best mark with 115 total catches. Remarkably, those totals came despite Adams missing two games due to injury. Arguably the NFL's best wide receiver, Adams will now have a week off before Green Bay hosts a divisional-round playoff game.

Jan 3, 2021 4:47 PM EST

Absolutely torches Titans

Adams racked up 11 receptions (12 targets) for 142 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 40-14 rout of the Titans.

Analysis: Sleet, snow and the Titans' secondary could not stop Adams from posting yet another monster fantasy performance on the national stage. The 28-year-old didn't even have his stats boosted by a particular big play, as his game high of a 32-yard reception showed that he and Aaron Rodgers consistently picked up big chunks of yardage throughout the cold winter night. This was Adams' seventh game with at least 100 yards and a touchdown this season, and he accomplished that in just 13 contests (missed two games to injury). If it wasn't for Alvin Kamara's ridiculous six-touchdown game, Adams would likely be named NFC Player of the Week. The good news for those hoping to get another chance to use the star wideout this regular season is that the Seahawks were also victors in Week 16, which gives the Packers something to play for (1st seed and bye) next week against the Bears.

Dec 27, 2020 8:43 PM EST

Falls flat in Week 15

Adams logged seven receptions on 10 targets for 42 yards in Week 15 against the Panthers.

Analysis: Adams got off to a hot start, recording 29 yards by the end of the Packers' second possession. However, the team jumped ahead 21-3, which limited Aaron Rodgers to only 10 second-half pass attempts and in turn suppressed Adams' ability to produce. Adams' stat line was further limited by his inability to find the end zone -- the first time he has failed to score since Week 6 -- and the fact that he was limited to working in short areas of the field. More positively, he should be in a bounceback spot in Week 16 against the Titans.

Dec 19, 2020 8:58 PM EST

Maintains elite pace against Lions

Adams corralled seven of 10 targets for 115 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Lions.

Analysis: Adams helped Green Bay pose a response to Detroit's opening-drive TD, demonstrating his elite skill set during a 56-yard jaunt. Not only did the three-time Pro Bowler outmaneuver cornerback Amani Oruwariye for the contested catch, but he also weaved past a trio of Lions defenders en route to his 14th score of the season. Adams currently holds an eight-game scoring streak, with an incredible 12 TDs since Week 7. Had he not missed three games in September and October because of a hamstring injury, Adams may be more seriously contending with Randy Moss' single-single receiving TD record of 23 (2007). With Aaron Rodgers under center, Adams is as matchup-proof as they come heading into a Week 15 matchup against the Panthers' 19th-ranked pass defense.

Dec 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Two more scores in win

Adams caught 10 of 12 targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Aaron Rodgers' favorite receiver put together another huge performance, catching red-zone scores in the second and third quarters, with the second one giving his QB his 400th career passing TD. Adams now has 13 touchdowns in only 10 games this season, and Sunday's performance gave him his second career 1,000-yard campaign. He'll look to continue his rampage through opposition secondaries in Week 14 against a Lions defense that he strained his hamstring against in their first meeting back in Week 2.

Dec 6, 2020 6:39 PM EST

Cashes in early in blowout

Adams caught six passes (nine targets) for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-25 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Aaron Rodgers dialed up his favorite target on the game's opening possession for a touchdown at the end of a methodical drive. Adams wasn't needed much after the hot start, as the Packers comfortably led by double-digits from the second quarter onward. The fantasy stud continues to inch closer to 100 percent after missing practices due to an ankle injury over the last three weeks. Adams' production hasn't been hampered by the nagging injury, as he's racked up a whopping nine touchdowns over a six-game scoring streak. The dominant duo in Green Bay will look to extend their touchdown streak to seven games against the Eagles on Sunday.

Nov 29, 2020 9:14 PM EST

Fine for Sunday

Adams (ankle) returned to practice Friday and will play in Sunday's game against the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Adams followed the same routine last week, logging a single limited practice before catching seven passes for 106 yards and a touchdown in an overtime loss to the Colts. He'll face another tough defense this weekend, hoping to extend his TD streak to six games.

Nov 27, 2020 1:04 PM EST

Held out of practice Thursday

Adams (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: After logging a limited session Wednesday, Adams' only activity one day later was the team stretch. While Matt LaFleur will be "cautious" with the Packers' No. 1 wide receiver -- per Reiner -- the coach remains optimistic about Adams' prospects for Sunday's game versus the Bears. All of Allen Lazard (core), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Achilles) and Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) were limited Thursday, so Green Bay's receiving corps is particularly banged up with just one practice remaining this week.

Nov 26, 2020 12:38 PM EST

Practice limitations continue

Adams (ankle) took part in Thursday's team stretch but didn't join his teammates outside for practice, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Prior to the session, coach Matt LaFleur told Reiner that "we're gonna be cautious" with his lingering ankle issue. As such, Adams could be listed as limited for a second practice in a row this week, but his activity level won't be official until the release of Thursday's injury report.

Nov 26, 2020 10:33 AM EST

Limited by ankle again

Adams (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After picking up an ankle injury Week 10 against the Jaguars, Adams sandwiched limited sessions around a DNP at Thursday's practice. Still, the issue didn't stop him from notching his fourth 100-yard effort and 10th touchdown of the season this past Sunday at Indianapolis. He'll look to do something similar this Sunday night against the Bears, assuming he gets past his health concern.

Nov 25, 2020 1:59 PM EST

Another efficient performance

Adams recorded seven receptions on eight targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Colts.

Analysis: Adams didn't rack up his usual double-digit targets, but did make the most of his opportunity in all areas of the field. He found the end zone for his 10th touchdown of the campaign on a five-yard reception midway through the second quarter. While Marquez Valdes-Scantling maintained his role as the primary deep threat, Adams did also manage to log field-stretching receptions of 33, 20, 18 and 14 yards. Adams will face a stiff test in Week 12 against the Bears, though his target volume should help him overcome the poor matchup.

Nov 22, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Cleared to play

Adams (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Indianapolis, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Adams was a limited participant Wednesday and a non-participant Thursday, but it's now clear the downgrade was inspired by caution rather than any type of setback. He should be ready for his usual role this weekend, facing a Colts defense that's allowed fewer touchdowns to wide receivers (eight) than Adams has scored on his own (nine).

Nov 20, 2020 12:25 PM EST

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