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Davante Adams | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/24/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (53) / GB
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky considers Davante Adams a "lock" to make the roster.
Reports on Adams have been all over the place this offseason, with coach Mike McCarthy heaping praise on the third-year receiver and some who cover the team saying Adams needs a "big summer" to crack the roster. Green Bay has about seven quality receivers on the roster and typically only keep five on the 53-man. Adams can't afford to flop and tumble down the chart this summer. Jul 20 - 12:49 PM

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes Davante Adams needs a "big summer" to keep his 53-man roster spot.

Beat writer Rob Reischel notes GM Ted Thompson has been willing to cut ties with early draft picks if they aren't producing, most recently doing so with 2012 second-rounder Jerel Worthy. Adams averaged 9.7 yards per catch as the Packers' third receiver in 2015, dropping 12-of-96 targets (12.5 percent), and ranking dead last in touchdowns (1) among pass catchers with at least 50 receptions. A true wild card entering training camp, Adams could end up as high as the Packers' No. 3 receiver, or as low as the NFL waiver wire.
Jul 13 - 8:22 PM

Packer Report's Bill Huber anticipates Davante Adams getting the "first crack" at hanging on to Green Bay's third receiver job.

Adams was an abject disaster in an expanded role last season, failing to separate and dropping far too many balls on the rare occasions he got open. Jeff Janis shined in his 2015 opportunities -- albeit limited -- but Huber noticed him "drop a couple of routine passes during an individual drill at minicamp." Huber mentioned sophomore Ty Montgomery and rookie Trevor Davis as also being in the mix. The Packers run three-receiver sets on over 70 percent of their offensive snaps. This battle will be worth monitoring closely into the fall.
Jul 6 - 11:06 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy praised Davante Adams' offseason work.

"He looks stronger this year than in the past and he's healthy," McCarthy said. "He can go up and high-point the football." Adams was rehabbing a knee injury right after the season, so he got in the weight room and bulked up before leaning back out. Much has been made about Adams' roster spot not being secure after a disappointing 2015, but by most accounts, he's been the best receiver at Packers OTAs thus far. The No. 3 job is up for grabs.
Jun 1 - 12:41 PM

Davante Adams said he is moving on from his disappointing sophomore campaign.

Injuries played a role in Adams' poor play last year, but he was still ineffective when healthy. "Obviously, the season I had last year, I wasn’t proud of it," Adams said. "You can’t control some things. I hurt my ankle, I hurt my knee; I can’t do anything about that. What I can do is bounce back from it." Once the clear No. 3 behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Adams could be fighting for a roster spot this offseason.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 10:52 AM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel doesn't consider Davante Adams' roster spot a "sure thing" for 2016.

In breaking down the Pack's crowded receiver corps, reporter Tom Silverstein labels Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb as the only "sure things." We'd add Jeff Janis to that list. It would ultimately be surprising if Adams couldn't crack the 53-man roster, but he was one of the worst regularly-featured wideouts in the league last season, averaging a stunningly-bad 9.7 yards on 50 catches. Still only 23, Adams has youth and his 2014 draft position (No. 53 overall) working in his favor.
May 3 - 2:26 PM

Davante Adams believes his struggles this season have helped him become "mentally tough."

Adams struggled through a lingering ankle injury before a knee sprain knocked him out for good in the Wild Card Round. "Having two things that really stopped me from playing," Adams said, "I’ve never really had to deal with that before. But you learn to put up with it. You learn to stay mentally tough throughout that process, and I think that’s something that could help me (going forward)." The injuries did not help, but Adams has proven to be an inefficient receiver who struggles to gain separation and hold onto the ball. He is not a lock for a starting job or even a roster spot next season.
Jan 26 - 12:43 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes Davante Adams "will have to fight for a roster spot" in 2016.

His on-field flashes few and far between, Adams has been horrifically inefficient through two NFL seasons, managing a putrid 55 percent catch rate with just five touchdowns on 160 career targets. He averaged 9.7 yards per reception in 2015. Adams just turned 23, of course, and was the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 draft. We'd guess Adams stays on the roster in 2016, but his starting job should undoubtedly be placed up for grabs.
Jan 20 - 10:15 PM

Packers declared WR Davante Adams, QB Brett Hundley, CB Daniel Robertson, CB LaDarius Gunter, RB John Crockett, LB Andy Mulumba and G Josh Walker inactive for their Divisional Round game against the Cardinals.

Adams suffered a sprained MCL in the Wild Card win and did not see any practice time this week. Even if the Packers manage to advance, Adams would be questionable at best for the NFC Championship. Jared Abbrederis should play the majority of the snaps with Adams out.
Jan 16 - 6:52 PM

Davante Adams (knee) is out for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Cardinals.

As expected. Adams didn't practice all week after suffering a sprained MCL in the third quarter of Sunday's win over Washington. At best, Adams will be questionable for next week's NFC Championship if the Packers make it there. His absence will open up more targets for James Jones and Jared Abbrederis.
Jan 15 - 1:50 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Davante Adams (knee) will not play if he is not able to practice.

Adams sprained his MCL in the Wild Card round. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday, and it would be surprising if he is able to get in any work on Friday. With Adams almost certain to sit, Jared Abbrederis will serve as the No. 3 against the Cardinals.
Jan 14 - 11:54 AM

Davante Adams (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

As expected. Adams suffered a sprained MCL in the Wild Card win over the Redskins. Typically a 2-4 week injury, Adams isn't expected to play Saturday against Arizona. With Adams out, Jared Abbrederis is the No. 3 receiver.
Jan 13 - 12:16 PM

Davante Adams was diagnosed with an MCL sprain and is unlikely to play in Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Cardinals.

Adams avoided a major knee injury, but even a sprain can linger for multiple weeks. He would be questionable for the NFC Championship even if the Packers manage to advance. Jared Abbrederis should have a big role against the Cardinals.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 11:36 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky reports Davante Adams avoided a "major knee injury" Sunday against the Redskins.

Initial tests were positive, but the extent of the injury is still unclear. With the Packers on a short week, it is still unlikely Adams suits up against the Cardinals. Jared Abbrederis should have a bigger role in the Divisional Round.
Source: ESPN
Jan 11 - 9:14 AM

Davante Adams left Sunday's Wild Card game with a third-quarter knee injury.

Adams made a rare positive play on a late-second-quarter sluggo route where he beat Redskins rookie RCB Quinton Dunbar for 20 yards on third-and-long, going up high to reel in Aaron Rodgers' throw. One play later, Adams got wide open in the end zone and Rodgers hit him for a ten-yard touchdown. Adams suffered his right knee injury on a bubble screen that picked up nine yards in the third quarter. He left with a 4-48-1 receiving line on four targets. The Packers inserted Jared Abbrederis as their third receiver.
Jan 10 - 6:58 PM

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Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Marquise Williams
4Joe Callahan
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3John Crockett
4Don Jackson
5Brandon Ross
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jeff Janis
3Ty Montgomery
4Jamel Johnson
5Geronimo Allison
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jared Abbrederis
4Trevor Davis
5Ed Williams
WR31Jeff Janis
TE1Jared Cook
2Richard Rodgers
3Justin Perillo
4Kennard Backman
5Mitchell Henry
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
3Vince Kowalski
LG1Josh Sitton
2Lane Taylor
3Josh James
4Lucas Patrick
C1Corey Linsley
2J.C. Tretter
3Jacob Flores
RG1T.J. Lang
2Josh Walker
3Matt Rotheram
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Don Barclay
3Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby