Packers WR Davante Adams ruled out for game vs. Cardinals
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will not play against the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round of the NFC Playoffs on Saturday night.
Adams (knee) did not make it onto the practice field by Friday, so the Packers were forced to rule him out for game day.
Via NFL Network's Ian Rappoport:
According to the Packers' injury report, cornerbacks Sam Shields and Quinten Rollins are questionable for the game; left tackle David Bakhtiari is probable.
Adams was starting to heat up before suffering an MCL sprain during Green Bay's 35-18 win over the Washington Redskins in the wild-card round. His receiving-yardage total increased steadily from Weeks 14 to 17. After catching all four of his targets for 48 yards against the Redskins -- including a 10-yard touchdown -- quarterback Aaron Rodgers called him "Mr. January."
Without Adams in the lineup, there's more pressure on fellow wideouts James Jones and Randall Cobb to step up against the Cardinals. Jones led the team with 890 receiving yards during the regular season (and 81 yards in the playoffs), but the Packers are going to get Cobb as many touches as possible -- even if that means handing him the ball.
Jones and Cobb combined to catch 14 of Rodgers' 31 touchdown passes this season (45 percent), while Adams caught just one. Although he's a helpful hand in the receiving corps, Adams' absence is not a major threat to Green Bay's point total on Saturday night.