Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) out this week against Dallas

The Green Bay Packers will be without wide receiver Davante Adams on Sunday when they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys.

Adams, who has missed just six games in his six-year career, was ruled out with a toe injury. It’s been described as turf toe and he did not practice all all this week. Coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that players like Adams wouldn’t necessarily have to practice during the week to play, but by already ruling Adams out he’s clearly not close to being ready.

His absence leaves a huge hole in Green Bay’s offense. After seeing a total of 21 targets in the first three games, Adams was targeted 15 times against Philadelphia. He caught 10 of those for 180 yards before his injury in the fourth quarter. The Fresno State product has led the Packers in receptions in each of the last two seasons.

Without him in the lineup, the likes of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison, Jake Kumerow and Darrius Shepherd will become the main targets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The rest of the injury report was not much better.

Cornerback Kevin King is listed as doubtful with a groin injury. If he doesn’t play, he’ll miss his 18th game of his career while having played in just 19.

Running back Jamaal Williams, who was taken off the field on a stretcher against Philadelphia and is in the concussion protocol, is also listed as out and won’t play.

Here’s a look at the full injury report for both teams:

Packers WR Davante Adams’ toe injury not serious

The Green Bay Packers received good news regarding their star wide receiver who was hurt during Thursday night’s 34-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Davante Adams’ toe injury is not considered to be serious.

If Adams is to miss time, it won’t be much. The Packers’ next game isn’t until Dec 6 when they face the Cowboys in Dallas.

“As far as long term, it’s tough to say right now,” head coach Matt LaFleur said. “But, you know, it’s going to be an opportunity, whether he’s able to go or not. It’s going to provide some other guys some opportunities and they’re going to have to step up, and next man up.”

Aaron Rodgers could certainly use him. After saying they needed to get Adams the ball more, the Packers’ wideout hauled in 10 catches for 180 yards against the Eagles. They will certainly need to be at full force for their matchup against the Cowboys in week five.

Packers’ Jamaal Williams says he’s fine after big hit, Eagles DE unlikely to be suspended

Jamaal Williams left Lambeau Field in an ambulance Thursday night but was feeling just fine less than 24 hours later.

The Green Bay Packers running back took to Instagram Friday morning to let fans know he was doing good after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett.

Williams was injured in the first quarter after a short reception.

Barnett was penalized for the hit but was not ejected. Word then came from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Barnett may get a fine but will likely not be suspended.

The Eagles beat the Packers 34-27, handing Green Bay its first loss of the season.

Packers lose WR Davante Adams, four others to injury

Green Bay lost for the first time Thursday night and not only on the scoreboard.

Through three weeks, the Packers were able to keep most of their key players healthy. That changed in the 34-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, as Green Bay suffered multiple injuries that could linger.

The most scary of them came early in the game when running back Jamaal Williams took a vicious shot from defensive end Derek Barnett. The third-year pro was taken off the field on a stretcher and was later taken to an area hospital to be evaluated for a neck injury. Williams was able to give a thumbs up to the crowd while being wheeled off the field.

However, the most impactful came in the fourth quarter, when wide receiver Davante Adams went down with a toe injury. It happened on his 10th catch of the game and just as the Packers were in position to tie the game. He did not return and was forced to watch as Green Bay couldn’t convert on four straight plays from the 1-yard line and later as the Eagles got a game-sealing interception in the end zone in the final minute.

“Obviously, I would have been out there if I could,” Adams said afterwards. “It’s tough with a toe injury and the type of player I am. What my game is kind of based on is explosion and things like that. If I can’t get out there and do my thing how I want, and I’m in a lot of pain, I’m sure my teammates understand that.

“It’s tough, man, because I feel like those are the type of moments that I’m good for. I’ve been able to capitalize and help bring home a win for my team in the past. It sucks.”

Adams said the injury was a turf toe situation and it remains to be seen how serious it could be.

Right tackle Bryan Bulaga left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return. The severity of that injury is also unknown.

Green Bay also lost safety Will Redmond (possible concussion) and cornerback Tony Brown (hamstring).

Packers fall at home to Philadelphia

Green Bay’s unbeaten season came to an end Thursday night with a 34-27 loss to Philadelphia at Lambeau Field.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was intercepted in the end zone with 28 seconds left to thwart the Packers late comeback attempt. The ball, intended for wide receiver Marques Valdes-Scantling, ricocheted into the hands of linebacker Nigel Bradham, who grabbed it out of the air to provide the dagger.

It was the second-straight drive that the Packers had inside the Philadelphia 10-yard line that resulted in no points. On its previous possession, Green Bay had four plays from the 1-yard line and couldn’t get in, with Rodgers misfiring on four straight throws.

Overall, the offense was not the issue for the Packers. Coming into the night, the team ranked 28th in total offense. Against a banged up Eagles defense, Green Bay managed 491 yards, including 422 from Rodgers.

But the defense was unable to stop the run (176 yards allowed), didn’t put any pressure on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (0 sacks) and failed to force a turnover for the first time this year. Add in poor field position caused by shaky special teams and a turnover by Rodgers deep in their own territory, and it spelled doom for the Packers.

Perhaps more disturbing were the injuries. Green Bay lost running back Jamaal Williams in the first half following an ugly hit by Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett. Williams was taken off the field by a stretcher and eventually taken to the hospital to be evaluated for a neck/head injury.

Later in the first half, right tackle Bryan Bulaga went out with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Then, late in the fourth quarter, wide receiver Davante Adams was lost to a toe injury. He also was unable to come back and ended his night with 10 catches for a career-high 180 yards.

Aaron Jones had just 21 yards on 13 carries, but did score another touchdown, his third of the season. Rodgers ended up leading the team in rushing with 46 yards on five carries.

Tight end Jimmy Graham made his first big impact of the season, catching six passes for 61 yards and a touchdown, while wide receiver Geronimo Allison had three catches for 52 yards and a score.

Linebacker Blake Martinez led Green Bay with 15 tackles, including 10 solo stops.

The loss dropped the Packers to 3-1 on the year. They’ll head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys on Oct. 6.

Packers 27, Broncos 16: 2-minute drill

GREEN BAY — The Packers forced three turnovers and came up with six sacks in a 27-16 win over Denver on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Game Balls

Offense: The offensive line

Despite not playing to his standard, Aaron Rodgers had a big smile on his face after the game. A lot of that had to do with the offensive line. Rodgers told reporters that he couldn’t remember a game where his jersey was as clean as his was after this one. Facing two stud pass rushers in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, the Packers offensive line more than held its own, allowing Rodgers to be hit just once all day.

Defense: Brian Gutekunst’s additions

Green Bay made huge additions to its defense in the offseason, grabbing Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Adrian Amos in free agency before drafting Rashan Gary and Darnell Savage in the first round. After two really good weeks to start the season, the additions made plays all over the field against Denver. Preston Smith had three sacks and a forced fumble, Za’Darius Smith had two sacks, Gary had one sack and a fumble recovery and Darnell Savage had his first career interception. If the Packers ever had an image of what their offseason work might look like this would be it.

Special Teams: JK Scott

The second-year punter continued his strong start to the season dropping three of his four punts inside the 20-yard line, including a season-high 66-yard kick on his last one. The Alabama product has become a weapon for the Packers.

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Aaron Rodgers on the different feel around the team right now:

“I think all of us that have been here for a significant amount of time realize how different this feels. It’s just a different energy. It’s palpable, it’s contagious, it’s charismatic and it’s fun. It really is. It’s been a lot of fun.”

In Case You Missed It

— Rookie Elgton Jenkins got his first career start in place of Lane Taylor at left guard. Taylor was placed on injured reserve this week with an elbow injury.

— Rodgers threw his fourth touchdown of the year and his second on what was a free play. The quarterback got Denver to jump offsides in the first quarter and hit Marquez Valdes-Scantling for a 40-yard score.

— Gary was injured near the end of the first half. He was dealing with cramps. The outside linebacker returned in the second half.

— Rookie Darrius Shepherd made his NFL debut. He served as the punt returner and saw time on offense.

— The Packers wore their throwback uniforms on Sunday. It will be the final time they wear them.

Inside the Numbers

3-0 — That’s coach Matt LaFleur’s record, tying him with Vince Lombardi for the best start to a coaching tenure in team history

8 — That’s the number of turnovers forced by the Packers in three games this year, the most in the NFL. Their plus-6 turnover differential is also the best in the league.

What’s Next

Green Bay (3-0) will host Philadelphia (1-2) on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

Packers place Lane Taylor on injured reserve

Green Bay’s starting left guard for the past two seasons is going on injured reserve.

The Packers placed veteran Lane Taylor on IR with an elbow injury. He will miss at least eight weeks, but the team could bring him back after that.

Rookie Elgton Jenkins will make his first career start in Taylor’s place. A second-round pick in April’s NFL Draft, Jenkins had been sharing snaps with Taylor in the first two games.

Green Bay claimed Adam Pankey off of the Tennessee Titans practice squad to take Taylor’s place on the roster. Pankey spent the last two years with the Packers after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He appeared in one game that season and one game last season. The Packers released him after training camp.

The Packers will host Denver on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Packers reportedly trade WR Trevor Davis

The Green Bay Packers are moving on from Trevor Davis.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the club has traded the wide receiver to Oakland.

A fifth-round pick in 2016, Davis didn’t make too much of an impact offensively, catching just nine passes for 122 yards and a touchdown over the lats three season. He did serve as Green Bay’s main kick and punt returner, averaging 22.6 yards per return on kickoffs and 11.2 yards per return on punts.

The move comes days after the team claimed Tremon Smith off of waivers from Kansas City. The cornerback served as the Chiefs kick returner a year ago, averaging 26.8 yards per return. He figures to get the first shot at replacing Davis in that role.

Wide receiver Darrius Shepherd, who has missed the first two games with a hamstring injury, could take over as the punt returner.

Green Bay will host Denver on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Packers place Raven Greene on IR, claim CB off of waivers

Raven Greene is going to miss more than two months of action and perhaps the entire season.

The Green Bay Packers safety suffered an ankle injury early in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. He was eventually taken off the field on a cart. According to The Athletic, the team is placing him on injured reserve.

Greene was in the locker room after the game with his right foot in a boot and using a scooter to get around. He would be eligible to practice in six weeks and play in eight weeks if the Packers wanted to bring him off of injured reserve.

The Packers were using Greene has a hybrid safety this year and he was seeing a lot of action close to the line when they went to their dime package.

Meanwhile, the team has reportedly claimed cornerback Tremon Mason off of waivers from Kansas City. He played in 15 games for the Chiefs last year, seeing a lot of time on special teams.

Green Bay moved to 2-0 win its win over Minnesota and will look to add to its early season win total when Denver comes to Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Packers 21, Vikings 16: 2-minute drill

GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half and held on for a 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Game Balls

Offense: Aaron Jones

After not impacting the game much in Week 1, the Packers top back was a huge part of their Week 2 win. Jones carried a career-high 23 times for 116 yards and a touchdown. His 13-yard run late in the fourth quarter helped Green Bay milk the clock as it finished off the Vikings. He added another four catches for 34 yards, giving him 150 total yards — the second-most he’s had in his career.

Defense: Everyone

They gave up too many explosive plays, which helped the Vikings stay in the game, but the defense was once again the reason the Packers won. Kirk Cousins, who abused Green Bay last year, completed 44-percent of his passes and turned the ball over three times, including two interceptions. The second one was costly, as it came on first down and in the end zone, with cornerback Kevin King going up high to grab it.

Special Teams: JK Scott

Scott had what some called a game-winning punt in the opener against Chicago, and the second-year punter was back at it again on Sunday. He had eight kicks and averaged 47.6 yards on them, including a 52-yarder that took seven seconds off the clock in the final minute of the game. After an up-and-down rookie year, Scott has shown early this year why the Packers took him in the fifth-round of the 2018 draft.

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CB Jaire Alexander on the difference between this year’s defense and last year’s:

“We got that swag, we got that energy, we got that juice. We got it all. Shoot, we’re trying to go to the Super Bowl. That’s our mentality.”

QB Aaron Rodgers on what he takes away from a game like this:

“2-0. 2-0 in the division.”

In Case You Missed It

— Rodgers and coach Matt LaFleur were caught yelling at each other late in the first half

Both men addressed it after the game:

— Safety Raven Greene suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter and had to be carted off the field. He had his right leg in a boot and was riding around on a knee scooter in the locker room afterwards.

— For the first time in the regular season, two of the Packers captains — Rodgers and linebacker Za’Darius Smith — were wearing the captains patches. Under former coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers changed captains on a weekly basis so no one wore the patches week-to-week outside of the playoffs.

— With the win, LaFelur becomes the first Packers coach since Vince Lombardi to start his tenure 2-0

Inside the Numbers

21 — That’s how many points the Packers scored on their first three drives of the game. It was also the only points they’d score on the day.

7 — That’s how many catches Davante Adams had on the day. The wide receiver finished with 106 yards after managing just four catches for 36 yards in the opener.

13 — That’s how many tackles linebacker Blake Martinez had on the day, including 10 solo stops.

6 — That’s how many passes defended the Packers had as a defense. That included two by Alexander, and one by Darnell Savage that ended up being intercepted by Preston Smith.

What’s Next

The Packers (2-0) will welcome Denver (0-1) to Lambeau Field next Sunday.