Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams doubtful, New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas out
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Both the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints will likely be missing their star receivers for their Sunday night matchup.
The Saints have ruled out 2019 Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas, which means he will miss a second straight game with an ankle injury.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur says it’s “probably doubtful” that Davante Adams plays due to his hamstring.
Adams hasn’t practiced this week since leaving the Packers’ 42-21 victory over the Detroit Lions in the second half. LaFleur has said there’s a possibility Adams could play even without practicing all week if the three-time Pro Bowl selection feels fine on Sunday.
“We’ll give him the rest of the week to see where he’s at, but ultimately we’ve got to see if he’s able to go,” LaFleur said Friday. “I know he’s doing everything in his power to make that happen, but I’d say right now he’s probably doubtful.”
Adams has 17 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns this season. He caught 14 passes in a season-opening victory at Minnesota to tie Don Hutson’s 78-year-old franchise record for receptions in a game.