A Pair of Packers Receivers Likely Out For Week 8


The Green Bay Packers will likely be missing their top two wide receivers after Davonte Adams and Allen Lazard were both placed on the NFL's COVID-19 protocols list ahead of Thursday night's Week 8 matchup against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

 Both players are in different situations based on their vaccination status. For Adams, he is required to test negative twice, 24 hours apart and be asymptomatic for 48 hours prior to kickoff, which given the time frame makes it seem unlikely that the four-time pro bowler will be available for the Packers. The case is different for Lazard as he has been officially ruled out for Thursday's game because he is not fully vaccinated at the moment and must quarantine for five days under the COVID-19 protocols.

Both receivers made a huge impact for the Packers last week in their 24-10 win over the Washington Football Team, as Adams led the team in receiving, catching six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, while Lazard caught five passes for 60 yards and a touchdown as well. Its certainly not an ideal situation taking on the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL without your top two pass-catchers, but as Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers explained on his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, that despite the change in personnel there is still a job to be done and that some of the younger receivers will now have to step up. 

Without Adams and Lazard, the Packers are hopeful they can activate arguably their third best receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling off the injury reserve list ahead of Thursday's game, as he has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. If Valdes-Scantling is also out, the remaining Packers receivers currently on the 53-man roster are Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers and Equanimeous St. Brown.

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