Raiders‘ wide receiver Davante Adams was sidelined during Thursday’s practice due to a shoulder injury. However, when addressing the media, Adams was optimistic about his possibilities of playing in Monday night’s game.
Adams mentioned his shoulder is “getting better every day” and quickly shifted the conversation to the approaching reunion game against the Packers. For Adams, this isn’t just another game. He solidified himself as one of the bes receivers in the NFL during his eight-season stint with Green Bay, prior to joining the Raiders last year following a contract deadlock.
Adams spoke on the reasons he left
Discussing the reasons for his move, Adams clarified, “Wasn’t some big crazy breakup that people thought it was,” and added,
Obviously it felt like it just because everything seemed good a week ago and then I was gone. There’s a lot of mutual love and respect between the Packers and I.
Heading into the match, Adams seeks to remain focused, setting aside any strong emotions tied to his former team. He remarked that many changes have occurred in the Packers‘ lineup since he left, emphasizing that his bond was more with the “organization” than specific teammates. However, Adams was candid about the pre-game sentiments, stating, “That’s the part leading up to it,” but was quick to add,
Once the game starts, it’s just like every other game. It’s not gonna be a lot of emotion and that other stuff tied up in it once the clock is ticking.
One on-field reunion he’s eagerly awaiting? Going head-to-head with cornerback Jaire Alexander. Adams recounted their Green Bay days together, pointing out how he witnessed Alexander evolve into a “monster”. Undoubtedly, the outcome of their battle will significantly influence the result of the Week 5 game.