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Friday Cheese Curds: Timeline still unclear for Davante Adams’ return

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The Packers could very well be without their star wide receiver for the second straight game

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While we will have to wait for further official word, don’t expect to see Davante Adams on the field Monday night against the Detroit Lions.

Adams spoke with the media Wednesday and said he’s recovering from a “major injury” and while he didn’t eliminate the possibility of playing Monday, there was really no optimism in his words either.

The star receiver really didn’t have a timetable for a return either. “I can’t really tell you when I’m going to play,” Adams said. “I know it doesn’t feel how I want it to feel at the moment, but we definitely have time.”

The fact the Packers are off to a 4-1 start and have winnable home games the next two weeks definitely affords Adams time to recover, but when your running back (Aaron Jones) is your leading receiver albeit in a a win, that’s not exactly a good sign for sustained success on offense.

It’s high time for Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow and others to step up to the plate in Adams’ absence. Depending on how long Adams is out, general manager Brian Gutekunst could pull off a trade for a veteran receiver that could bump the above names down the depth chart if they aren’t able to perform in Adams’ absence.

The best case scenario for now is to hope Adams is back sooner than later and with five games to play before the bye week, the Packers need consistency from the other wide receivers.

Now onto today’s curds.

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Squirrels’ stash of winter walnuts causes car chaos—Reuters

Guess we can eliminate walnuts as an alternate source of fuel. Though “walnuts roasting on a radiator” could make a catchy alternative Christmas carol.