Davante Adams returning to practice, Randall Cobb ruled out vs. Lions


Evan Siegle

In three of Green Bay's five games - versus Chicago, at Washington and at Detroit - they have made slow starts.

In addition to the rookie receivers, head coach Mike McCarthy will nearly certainly have to be creative when it comes to play calling if Rodgers doesn't have Adams, Cobb or Geronimo to throw to. The Packers were without Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison in Sunday's loss to the Lions, but that's no excuse. Adams has been out all week with a troublesome calf, but he is expected to practice Saturday.

Geronimo Allison remains in concussion protocol after taking a hit in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills. Allison has yet to practice this week and will be unable to do so until a doctor clears him for action.

Their absences left Rodgers with three rookies - fifth-rounder Marquez Valdes-Scantling, fourth-rounder J'Mon Moore and sixth-rounder Equanimeous St.

-Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen participated in practice on a limited basis for the first time since suffering a fractured foot in the season-opening game.

Fall hasn't officially arrived until we find ourselves gathering around to discuss how atrocious it is that Mike McCarthy is wasting the prime years of Aaron Rodgers career.

It's hard to understand why the Packers don't do more to provide opportunities in the passing game for the running backs, especially as so many modern offenses in the National Football League lean on the position to create easy yards through the air week after week. Only rookie receivers remained at work.

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The 32-year-old Carr has started 164 consecutive games, the longest streak among active defensive players, and defensive coordinator Don Martindale said it will be 165 on Sunday. "Even if there [are] things that we need to talk about that are tough subjects, we've never had a problem finding time and talking", Rodgers said.

"I always prepare like I'm going to be the No. 1 receiver", Valdes-Scantling said.

"You know we have to play better because last week was unacceptable", quarterback Aaron Rodgers said.

"I had a couple real bad ones", Rodgers said of the fumbles. But at some point, this pattern of struggling and bouncing back is going to get broken.

Given the outlook at receiver, Rodgers might have to direct the passing game elsewhere.

As for Rodgers, his two lost fumbles marked just the third time in his career that's happened - and the first time in almost three years.

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