The Packers will be without two of their biggest playmakers Sunday night in New Orleans. Both Davante Adams and Kenny Clark have been ruled out.
Adams’ hamstring injury was originally characterized as minor, and head coach Matt LaFleur said he was held out of the second half of last Sunday’s game against the Lions out of an abundance of caution. Reports early in the week indicated he was on track to play, but he never practiced. It’s the fifth game Adams has missed in the last two seasons.
The Packers elevated wide receiver Darrius Shepherd to the 53-man roster late in the week and he is active for tonight’s game.
Clark, meanwhile, seemed to be on track to play after practicing late in the week, but he too has been ruled out. Defensive lineman Billy Winn, elevated to the active roster this week from the practice squad, is active. Winn has not appeared in an NFL game since 2016.
Rookie tight end Josiah Deguara has also been ruled out for tonight’s game. He hasn’t played since Week 1 due to a combination of shin and ankle injuries.
Here is the full list of players who will be inactive for the Packers tonight:
- QB Jordan Love
- WR Davante Adams
- DB Parry Nickerson
- LB Randy Ramsey
- TE Josiah Deguara
- DL Kenny Clark
On the opposing sideline, the Saints will be without star wide receiver Michael Thomas, who hasn’t played since Week 1. Here’s the full list of Saints inactives:
- WR Michael Thomas
- DB D.J. Swearinger
- LB Chase Hansen
- DE Marcus Davenport
- DT David Onyemata