The Green Bay Packers hope that by the time they leave for Dallas on Saturday afternoon receiver Davante Adams will be cleared to play Sunday against the Cowboys. Adams has progressed through the stages of the concussion protocol since the hit he took that got Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan suspended for one game but as of Friday afternoon he still had not seen the independent neurologist who needed to clear him. Because of that, he was listed as questionable.
“Really, when you deal with the doctors and availability and scheduling, with it being an away game, I would say tomorrow by the time we get on the plane would be a fair deadline,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.
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It’s possible the Packers could update his status on Saturday. Adams practiced in a limited capacity on both Wednesday and Thursday. He’ll need to be cleared for full football activity, which includes no restrictions on contact, before he’s able to pass the final stage of the concussion protocol. McCarthy said Adams was “making progress.”
Adams suffered his concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan last week. Amazingly, Adams still has a chance to play Sunday despite spending last Thursday night in a local Green Bay hospital for evaluation of head and neck injuries. He won’t be a lock to play Sunday if he’s able to get on the flight to Dallas, but it would seem likely that Adams plays if he’s cleared for the trip. In the event Adams remains back in Green Bay for the weekend, Geronimo Allison would likely see his snap count pick up as the Packers’ No. 3 receiver behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
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