It sounds as if the Green Bay Packers will be without receivers Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson for their season finale against the Detroit Lions. Nelson injured a shoulder against Minnesota and appears to be a stretch to play. Adams is still in concussion protocol, after suffering one against Carolina.
That calls into question whether the duo has played their last games for the Packers. Adams will be a free agent after the season. Nelson still has one year left on his contract, but his production has slipped dramatically and he’s set to make more than $10 million next year. So is Randall Cobb, so you can see the Packers will have a dilemma.
Nelson has just 53 catches for 482 yards, a 9.1 average, and six touchdowns. All six of those scores came before Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.
Adams, meanwhile, has become the club’s top receiver and he’s the only one who remained productive with Brett Hundley. Adams has 74 catches for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns.
With Adams and Nelson out, the Packers are likely to see what they have in Michael Clark. The rookie caught three balls for 36 yards in his debut last week, but failed miserably on what should have been a back shoulder touchdown. The former basketball player has huge potential, but is extremely raw.
Trevor Davis, who has shown nothing as a receiver in his two NFL seasons, and Jeff Janis, who caught his first pass of the season last week, should also see increased duty.