Will Aaron Rodgers have his top receiver in Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Saints? It appears to be still up in the air.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is listed as doubtful with a very minor hamstring strain and will be a game-time decision, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
"We'll give him the rest of the week to see where he is," Packers head coach Matt LaFleur had said earlier in the week.
Adams is pushing to play, and Green Bay will give him a chance to prove it. It's a longshot but he hasn't given up, per Rapoport.
The Fresno State product had 14 receptions and two scores in Week 1 but left last Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions with just three receptions.
Other injuries we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday's Week 3 games:
- After a strong week of practice, Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is set to make his season debut against the Arizona Cardinals, a source tells Rapoport. He was listed as questionable.
- The Houston Texans are expected to have wide receiver Kenny Stills (illness) against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but running back Duke Johnson (ankle) is still not healthy enough to get out there, according to Rapoport. While Stills was officially declared as active, Johnson is out vs. the Steelers. Rookie defensive tackle Ross Blacklock is also inactive.
- The Las Vegas Raiders listed running back Josh Jacobs (hip) and tight end Darren Waller (knee) as questionable, but sources say both players should be good to go against the New England Patriots, per Rapoport. Both have been officially declared active vs. the Patriots. Tackle Denzelle Good (thumb/illness) is also active after being declared questionable.
- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones(hamstring) will be inactive for today's game vs. the Bears, Rapoport reports. Jones was listed as questionable. Defensive tackle Takkarist McKinley (groin), who was listed as questionable, has been declared inactive.
- Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) is listed as questionable and in a similar position as last week -- with an outside chance at playing, but no one has ruled him out. Meanwhile, defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (knee) is expected to play, according to Rapoport.
- Denver Broncos wideout Jerry Jeudy bruised his ribs in last week's game and is listed as questionable. A source tells Rapoport he's expected to play, and will loom large with Courtland Sutton on IR.
- Minnesota Vikings star defensive end Danielle Hunter is regaining strength and getting closer to returning from a herniated disc in his neck, though he's unlikely to be ready to play when he's eligible to come off IR next week. Optimism is still high that he's back this season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
- Buffalo Bills linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano are expected to be active today vs. the Rams, NFL Network's Kim Jones reported. Both have been officially declared as active.
- Two key defensive linemen are expected to give it a go today. Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox and the Cincinnati Bengals' Mike Daniels, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Both have been declared active, officially. Bengals wide receiver John Ross, however, has been declared inactive.
- The original timeline for Saints wideout Michael Thomas was 2 to 4 weeks and today is now his second missed game, Rapoport reported. If all goes well, he could theoretically be ready next Sunday, but that is only part of it. Smartly, the Saints have worked to avoid re-injury. That's as important as him playing now, Rapoport added.
- San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) should return to practice this week, but the current plan is to ease him in off Injured Reserve, a source told Rapoport. Samuel likely returns to the field on game-day on Oct. 11 vs. the Dolphins, rather than next Sunday vs. the Eagles, Rapoport added. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) has been officially declared inactive for today's game vs. the Giants.
- Chicago Bears defensive ends Khalil Mack (knee) and Mario Edwards (glute), who were listed as questionable, are both active vs. the Falcons.
- Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson (knee) has been officially declared active for the first time this season. Cornerback Denzel Ward (hand) and defensive end Adrian Clayborn (hip) are also active after being listed as questionable.