Packers could go from zero to all three top WRs if Davante Adams is cleared

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GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers could go from having none of their top-three receivers in their last game to having all three in their next.

Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both practiced on Monday, and if Davante Adams comes off the reserve/COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday, as coach Matt LaFleur said was the hope, then the Packers could have them all for Sunday’s game at the Kansas City Chiefs (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox).

Adams was not at practice on Monday when the Packers returned from their weekend off after beating the Cardinals. Lazard was deemed a close contact of Adams, and because Lazard is unvaccinated, he was automatically ruled out for five days. Valdes-Scanting practiced for the first time since his hamstring injury in Week 3. He’s still technically on injured reserve but has now been designated to return.

The Packers were still without defensive coordinator Joe Barry on Monday because of COVID-19 protocols.

“He’s not back yet; we anticipate him hopefully on Thursday,” LaFleur said of Barry.

LaFleur then added that Adams was on “kind of the same timeline, but we’ll see where we’re at.”

Thursday would mark 10 days since their initial positive tests.

LaFleur also said the Packers have decided when All Pro LT David Bakhtiari will return to game action for the first time since his Dec. 31 ACL tear, although he wouldn’t say when that will be. Bakhtiari is still on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), but this will be the start of his third week of practice, and Sunday’s game at the Chiefs has been an unofficial marking point for his return. The Packers have to add him to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve by Nov. 10.

“It’s been so exciting to have him at practice,” Packers center Lucas Patrick said Monday. “To have the best offensive lineman in the NFL out here with our group, it just raises our practice habits. Not that we weren’t going hard, but his attention to detail is phenomenal. And the things that he can provide everyone is amazing, whether it’s just a tip for me like, ‘Hey, remember when you did this there?’ or bringing up something that another player did here that did it at a high level. That’s just who he is. It’s not just the physical. It’s the mental, even the emotional. Riding steady through the whole game and whole practice."