Adams said Tuesday that he's cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and doesn't have any long-term concerns about his health, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The wideout has sustained three documented concussions in the last 14 months, with the most recent head injury sidelining him for the final two games of the 2017 campaign. Though Adams' concussion history shouldn't be dismissed entirely, the Packers evidently agreed with the 25-year-old's own assessment of his health in their decision to ink him to a four-year, $58.75 million extension Friday. With Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) set to return from injury next season, Adams, who established himself as the team's clear No. 1 receiver in 2017 with 74 catches for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns, will once again warrant an early-round selection in fantasy drafts.
Adams was set to become a free agent this offseason, but the Packers ensured no other team got a shot at him by signing him to the new multi-year deal. He'll be paid like a No. 1 receiver, and he made clear in 2017 that he is one, scoring 10 touchdowns despite playing half the season with a fill-in quarterback. He will sit out the season finale while recovering from a concussion, and head injuries are one concern about him going forward. Regardless, he will be back at 100 percent well in advance of the 2018 campaign, and as long as Aaron Rodgers and he both remain healthy, he seems like a safe bet for 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns.
Adams (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Adams has not practiced since suffering a concussion in Week 15, and as a result, his season has come to a close. His receiving yardage total took a step back this year with regular starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers missing most of the season, but he still managed to catch 74 passes and find paydirt 10 times. Adams is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason, and he figures to garner plenty of interest unless the Packers ink him to a new deal before players can officially visit other teams.
Adams (concussion) was held out of Thursday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Adams remains entrenched in the concussion protocol, and his lack of activity only three days before the season finale signals he won't be making another appearance in 2017. Looking at the long term, the current concussion marks his third in 14 months, a worrying trend for a player that has come into his own as a potential No. 1 wideout the last two years. If he misses Sunday's game at Detroit, as expected, the next intriguing aspect of Adams' NFL journey arrives in March, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Considering that Adams is recovering from his second concussion of the season and third in the last two years, it's not looking promising that he'll be back on the field Week 17 against the Lions. He'll need his symptoms to dissipate before he's cleared to take part in practice again, and then receive the green light from an independent neurologist to suit up for the season finale. Those multiple hurdles seem likely to prevent Adams from suiting up for the second time in as many games.
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