In the NFL, anything can happen as players, who were projected to be stars, don’t always pan out. Then, those who weren’t projected to do anything, rise through and become the players to watch.
Early on, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was expected to be an offensive weapon for the team without Jordy Nelson. The team’s top receiver, who torn his ACL early in August following a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now, Adams may not have a role with the team once he returns following an injury. He has done nothing in the past three weeks as he deals with an ankle injury.
He had four receptions for 59-yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 1. Then he had five receptions for 33-yards against the Legion of Boom, Seattle Seahawks defense without defensive star Kam Chancellor, who was still in his holdout at the time.
With Adams injured, James Jones, who the team picked up in free agency once he was released by the New York Giants, he’s become the starter opposite Randall Cobb. Jones is expected to be the starter for the rest of the season, barring any type of injury.
Currently, James has 19 receptions for 394 yards and five touchdowns.
Rookie Ty Montgomery has also stepped up in the slot. He has 13 receptions for 125 and two touchdowns.
Adams is currently listed as week-to-week, and is already listed as inactive for this weekend’s contest. The team will continue to lack a true deep threat until he returns.
Just because he returns, it doesn’t meant that he’ll be able to provide the Packers and Rodgers a deep threat with his ankle injury they could hamper him the rest of the season.