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Green Bay Packers place Davante Adams on reserve/COVID-19 list

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) runs with the ball during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers will likely be without All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams on Thursday night in a premier matchup against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.

Adams was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list on Monday.

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The wide receiver, who has said he’s fully vaccinated, would need be asymptomatic and test negative twice 24 hours apart to play against the Cardinals.

If Adams had been unvaccinated and tested positive, he would be out a minimum of 10 days. If Adams had been unvaccinated and a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, he would have been out a minimum of five days.

The Packers’ top wide receivers Thursday night will likely be Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Equanimeous St. Brown and rookie Amari Rodgers. Green Bay also has wide receivers Chris Blair and Juan Winfree on the practice squad. Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling remains on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

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Adams has 52 catches for 744 yards with three touchdowns in seven games this season. He caught six passes for 76 yards with a touchdown in Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Washington Football Team.

Running back Aaron Jones is Green Bay’s second-leading receiver with 26 catches for 186 yards with four touchdowns. Tight end Robert Tonyan had his best game of the season Sunday, hauling in four passes for 63 yards with a score.

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