Davante Adams

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #17
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #17
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Dealt to Vegas

The Packers traded Adams to the Raiders for two draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A week and a half removed from receiving the franchise tag from the Packers, Adams suddenly finds himself on the move. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Adams will sign a new contract with the Raiders for five years, $141.25 million as he reunites with Derek Carr, his college quarterback at Fresno State. Adams is coming off a six-year stretch in which he surpassed 1,000 yards receiving three times and hit double-digit touchdowns on five occasions. As for the Packers, they'll receive Las Vegas' 2022 first-round pick, at least, as compensation, per Schefter.

Mar 17, 2022 4:40 PM EST

Tells team he won't play under tag

Adams has informed the Packers he won't play on the franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Packers tagged Adams last week, as expected, keeping the star wideout under team control alongside QB Aaron Rodgers. The team has a difficult cap situation and apparently hasn't made much early progress in long-term discussions with Adams, but the two sides still have four months to reach an agreement before the July 15 extension deadline for franchise-tagged players.

Mar 14, 2022 6:38 AM EST

Gets franchise tag, as expected

The Packers placed the franchise tag on Adams on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Green Bay now has clarified two of its biggest question marks of the offseason in the matter of hours, keeping Adams in the fold following Aaron Rodgers' decision to return for an 18th season. Adams has strung together six consecutive campaigns with at least 117 targets, a stretch in which he's averaged a 97-1,199-11.5 line per season. Now, the Packers and his representatives will attempt to work out a long-term extension to avoid being on the hook for the $18.4 million franchise tender in 2022.

Mar 8, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Co-leads team in catches

Adams secured nine of 11 targets for 90 yards during the Packers' 13-10 divisional-round loss to the 49ers on Saturday night.

Analysis: Adams drew even with Aaron Jones for the team lead in receptions while pacing the team in targets. The standout receiver was particularly productive early, recording the game's first catch (14 yards), adding 10- and 11-yard receptions on that opening drive, and recording another pair of grabs for 15 yards before halftime. The abrupt and disappointing finish to the Packers' season doesn't take away from Adams' eye-popping accomplishments this past regular season, one that saw produce a franchise-record 1,553 receiving yards on 123 receptions, figures he complemented with 11 touchdowns.

Jan 22, 2022 8:45 PM EST

Secures team record

Adams caught six passes for 55 yards on seven targets against Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Adams could have done much more if he and Aaron Rodgers had played the entire game, but the main reason for Adams playing at all was arguably to get him the Green Bay single-season receiving yardage record, which he successfully secured with this box score. Adams finishes the regular season with 123 receptions for 1,553 yards (beating Jordy Nelson's 1,519 from 2014) and 11 touchdowns in 16 games, and now he'll prepare for Green Bay's playoff run, beginning with a first-round bye.

Jan 9, 2022 2:34 PM EST

Goes off vs. MIN

Adams hauled in 11 of 14 targets for 136 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-10 win over Minnesota.

Analysis: The proven Aaron Rodgers to Adams connection was met with little resistance by the Vikings for the second time this season (7-115-2 back in Week 11). The star wideout accrued most of his stats in just one half of football, as Green Bay blew out its division rival with ease. Lots of fantasy championships took place this weekend, so Adams gave those teams a huge boost in what might end up being his last regular season appearance this season after the Packers locked up the first seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. Look for updates from head coach Matt LaFleur this week on whether Adams will be rested or not heading into a meaningless matchup -- in terms of playoff seeding -- against the Lions next Sunday.

Jan 2, 2022 9:17 PM EST

Trademark performance in win

Adams brought in 10 of 13 targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 24-22 win over the Browns on Saturday.

Analysis: Adams delivered one of his marquee efforts in the narrow victory, with his nine- and one-yard touchdown grabs in the first half the icing on the cake of his fourth 100-yard effort in the last five games. The multi-time Pro Bowler now has four double-digit catch tallies as well for the season and boasts a pair of 13-target games in the last three weeks. Adams next faces a Vikings team in Week 17 that he generated a 7-115-2 line against back in Week 11 on the road.

Dec 25, 2021 5:07 PM EST

Low yardage but scores

Adams caught six of seven targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Adams shook his defender before hauling in a three-yard touchdown during the second quarter, surprisingly giving him a score in consecutive games for just the first time this season. That contribution helped compensate for otherwise underwhelming totals by Adams' lofty standards, as his 44 yards marked his second-lowest tally this term. Coming off three straight 100-yard outings, Adams came back to earth a bit Sunday, but the star nonetheless remains a top receiving option ahead of Week 16's matchup versus the Browns.

Dec 19, 2021 4:58 PM EST

Goes off for two scores

Adams (hamstring) hauled in 10 of 13 targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 45-30 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Adams was dealing with a bum hamstring during practice this week, and he was quiet out of the gates in this one. The superstar wideout could only be held back for so long, as he and Aaron Rodgers dominated the Bears' defense from the second quarter onwards. Adams has now produced three straight 100-plus yard games while scoring four touchdowns over that span. He will attempt to stretch that streak to four games against the Ravens in Week 15.

Dec 12, 2021 9:19 PM EST

Logs another limited practice

Adams (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: Adams has opened Week 14 prep with back-to-back capped sessions, the result of a hamstring issue. With Randall Cobb expected to miss significant time due to a core muscle injury, the Packers' receiving corps again has lost one of its members. Having said that, Adams doesn't seem to be in danger of missing any game action, which may be confirmed on Friday's practice report.

Dec 9, 2021 2:55 PM EST

Dealing with hamstring issue

Adams was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Even with the benefit of the Packers' bye week, Adams made an appearance on the first Week 14 injury report. Fortunately for the wide receiver, he fit in some activity, while Randall Cobb (core) did not and Malik Taylor (abdomen) also was limited among position mates. Adams will look to get back to full Thursday and/or Friday with the aim to enter the weekend with no designation for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Bears.

Dec 8, 2021 2:22 PM EST

Tops 100 yards

Adams recorded eight receptions on nine targets for 104 yards in Sunday's 36-28 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Adams didn't dominate targets in his typical fashion, as Marquez Valdes-Scantling saw nine targets and Alan Lazard six. Even so, Adams topped 100 receiving yards for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive game. Adams did he majority of his damage on a 43-yard reception late in the second quarter, and he came just shy of finding the end zone after being pushing out of bounds at the 11 yard line. With this performance, Adams has now recorded at least six catches in all but one of his 11 contests on the campaign.

Nov 28, 2021 6:36 PM EST

Logs all activity Thursday

Adams (ankle) was listed as a full participant on Thursday's injury report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After dealing with a shoulder issue in practice last week, Adams opened Week 12 with a cap on his reps due to an ankle injury, which clearly wasn't serious after he managed all activity Thursday. When he last faced Sunday's opponent, the Rams, he hauled in nine of 10 targets for 66 yards and one touchdown in the divisional round back in January.

Nov 25, 2021 1:08 PM EST

Tending to ankle issue

Adams was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: Adams opened Week 11 prep with a cap on his reps due to a shoulder issue, but he returned in full Thursday and went into the weekend without a designation. It remains to be seen if he'll do the same this week with a new health concern in tow, but he does have two more sessions to do so. Assuming he's available Sunday against the Rams, Adams will continue to build a stellar 72-979-5 start to the campaign.

Nov 24, 2021 1:29 PM EST

Returns to elite form

Adams (shoulder) corralled seven of eight targets for 115 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-31 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Adams was battling a shoulder injury throughout practice this week, but he showed no ill effects in a dominant showing on the gridiron. The 28-year-old was coming off of a pair of pedestrian performances -- by his lofty standards -- during a period where both he and Aaron Rodgers missed time due to illness, but Green Bay's dynamic duo appeared to get its mojo back. Adams will face a stiff test against shutdown corner Jalen Ramsey and the Rams in a rematch of last year's NFC divisional round next Sunday.

Nov 21, 2021 2:04 PM EST

Full practice Thursday

Adams (shoulder) practice fully Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Adams was deemed limited on Wednesday's practice estimate after he was seen stretching and riding a stationary bike prior to a walkthrough. On Thursday, he proceeded to work in individual drills in the media-access portion of the session, per Schneidman. With all activity confirmed in the Packers' most recent practice, Adams is ready to take on the Vikings in Week 11. At the same time, Aaron Rodgers (toe) has yet to get on the field this week, but there's an expectation he'll be throwing to Adams and company Sunday at Minnesota.

Nov 18, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Adams was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough due to a shoulder injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Adams was among a number of Green Bay vets to have practice limitations to kick off Week 11 prep, including non-participants Aaron Rodgers (toe), Allen Lazard (shoulder) and David Bakhtiari (knee). Because Wednesday's report was an estimate, Adams' ability to stretch and ride a stationary bike may have been enough for him to receive the 'limited' tag. In any case, the health of least Adams and Rodgers really isn't in question, which would be confirmed by both players returning to a full session by week's end.

Nov 17, 2021 2:22 PM EST

Present but not practicing Wednesday

Adams (undisclosed) wasn't taking part in the part of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Instead, Adams stretched and was riding a stationary bike. Considering his veteran status, he could be receiving the day off, but his listing on Wednesday's practice report will indicate whether or not he's dealing with a health concern.

Nov 17, 2021 12:11 PM EST

Solid showing

Adams caught seven passes for 78 yards on 11 targets against Seattle on Sunday.

Analysis: Adams could have done more against this vulnerable secondary, but the Packers seemed just a tad disjointed as Aaron Rodgers made his return from a one-game COVID absence. Rodgers and especially Adams should become more dangerous as the rust shakes off, and it might be Week 11 opponent Minnesota who bears the brunt of that.

Nov 14, 2021 5:10 PM EST

Difficulties with new QB

Adams caught six passes for 42 yards on 14 targets against Kansas City on Sunday.

Analysis: It's not clear whether Aaron Rodgers (COVID) will be available for Green Bay's Week 10 game against Seattle, but it is clear that Jordan Love can't get Adams the ball reliably enough for Adams to maintain the dominant production he posted with Rodgers. Adams nearly had a big catch on Love's one interception -- the corner (L'Jarius Sneed) made a great play, to be fair -- and at another point Love narrowly misplaced a downfield throw where Adams easily beat the defense, so it is easy to imagine a way Sunday's game could have been more fruitful for Adams, but there's no guarantee Love does better if the same situations occur in Week 10. With that said, the 14 targets is perhaps reason for optimism, because that target count marked 41.1 percent of Green Bay's targets on the day.

Nov 7, 2021 6:04 PM EST

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