Steve Wyche of the NFL Network broke the news that wide receiver Davante Adams, recently placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, was not on the team flight to Arizona on Wednesday. While that doesn’t mean that Adams won’t play tomorrow, it does mean he has yet to clear back-to-back negative COVID tests that would allow him to play. There is still the off chance, if he has passed one test already, that he may pass another before tomorrow’s game and make the flight to the desert.
Allen Lazard, like Adams, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday with a “close contact” designation. Lazard, due to his unvaccinated status, will not play against the Cardinals due to the fact that the NFL’s COVID policy limits Lazard’s participation with the team for at least five days after being designated as a “close contact” unvaccinated player.
Here’s some good news, though: Pro Football Focus’ Doug Kyed has stated that Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who has been on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, was on the flight to Arizona. The Packers are in a position currently where they do not have to announce MVS as a rosterable player for the Cardinals game until tomorrow, as players on injury lists are treated differently on the injury report than players actively on the 53-man roster.
The fact that MVS is ready enough to at least push himself to play in the Packers’ upcoming game is a good sign for where his hamstring injury is at right now, considering he was eligible to return to Green Bay’s 53-man roster starting last week. If he were able to suit up against the Cardinals, it would go a long way with the Packers’ decimated receiver unit.