Packers’ Adams back home
Receiver ‘feeling great’ after vicious hit by Bears LB
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers receiver Davante Adams tweeted Friday that he was at home and “feeling great” a day after taking a frightening hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan.
Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher with about 4 minutes left in the third quarter on Thursday night after getting hit in the head during a tackle by Trevathan. The game was delayed for about five minutes while medical personnel tended to Adams. He gave a thumbs-up signal as he was wheeled off the field.
The Packers said he was conscious and taken to a hospital for evaluation for possible head and neck injuries, and that he had feeling in all of his extremities.
Trevathan was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty after Adams’ 8-yard catch, but wasn’t ejected and any fine wouldn’t come to light until next week. Green Bay won the game 35-14.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t say Friday whether he believes Trevathan should be suspended, although he left little doubt how he felt about the play.
“Brutal hit,” said McCarthy. “It’s a helmet-tohelmet hit. Davante was in a compromised position. Obviously, like everything in our game, it’s evaluated and I’m sure there will be continued conversation going on through the channels long past today.”
Asked if Trevathan should have been ejected for the hit, McCarthy replied, “There’s rules, application of rules and the ability to make the right call. My focus is really on the player safety aspect of it.”
Trevathan said he didn’t realize immediately how vicious his hit had been.
“I was just trying to make a play,” said Trevathan. “It wasn’t intentional. I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he wound up hurt. I’m sorry about that. And I’m going to reach out to him and try to send him a message. We play a physical game. But you never wish that on anybody.”
Adams was one of several players the already banged-up Packers lost during the game, as starting running back Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs on the opening possession of the game and No. 2 running back Jamaal Williams left in the second quarter with a knee injury. The Packers were already without their top five offensive tackles — including starters David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle) — as well as defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hip) going into the game.
Tennessee was one of three teams that stayed in the locker room last week, joining Seattle and Pittsburgh. $9,115 for taunting.
Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams and Minnesota cornerback Xavier Rhodes were docked the same amount for taunting.
Jets linebacker Darron Lee drew an $18,231 fine for a late hit on Miami quarterback Jay Cutler.
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $12,154 for unnecessary roughness, while Denver’s Will Parks was docked $9,115, also for unnecessary roughness.
The Packers’ Davante Adams is hit by the Bears’ Adrian Amos and Danny Trevathan in the second half Thursday. The Bears were penalized on the play, and Adams was taken off the field on a stretcher.