DeVante Adams No Guarantee to Ready to Return Versus Raiders

The Raiders might catch a big break after their bye when they travel to Lambeau Field to face the Packers. They avoided T.Y. Hilton two weeks ago and Mitchell Trubisky last week, and now it’s starting to feel like DeVante Adams is no guarantee to be recovered from a toe injury in time to play against the Raiders in nine days.

Adams was initially injured in week four against the Eagles and missed the Packers week five game against the Cowboys. It doesn’t sound like there is any real optimism that he’ll be ready for the Lions on Monday night and the Raiders game is only six days later.

“We’re just really trying to pace it at this point,” Adams said yesterday. “I can’t really tell you when I’m going to play. It doesn’t feel how I want it to feel at the moment.”

Adams also acknowledged that he has ligament damage in the injured toe and that returning too early could have longer-term consequences if he were to re-aggravate the injury.

For what it’s worth, Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw a touchdown last week and was 22-34 for 238 yards against the Cowboys without Adams. It was the running game and defense that effectively carried the Packers to a 34-24 win at Dallas. When the Raiders travel to Green Bay next week, it’ll be the second consecutive home game for the Packers and be effectively the fourth consecutive road game for the Raiders, who travel to Houston the week after that.

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