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Green Bay Packers place wide receiver Davante Adams on the COVID-19 list

Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday that the Packers have placed wide receiver Davante Adams on the COVID-19 list. Players are put on the list if they have either tested positive for COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus. It’s unclear is Adams tested positive or was in close contact with someone who did; howeer, this puts the star wide receiver’s status up in the air for the team’s Thursday night game against the undefeated Cardinals. Thursday Night Football is scheduled for a 8:20 p.m. kickoff in Arizona.

Earlier on Monday, Packers coach Matt LaFleur told reporters that the team is in advanced COVID-19 protocols due to a potential outbreak stemming from defensive coordinator Joe Barry’s positive COVID-19 test. All of Green Bay’s meetings are now virtual, players are required to wear masks and daily testing is mandatory regardless of vaccination status. Green Bay’s latest COVID-19 issues and the shortened week means the team could be without Adams against the top-seeded Cardinals.  Adams leads the team in receiving yards (744) and catches (52).

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