Davante Lavell Adams (born December 24, 1992) is a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He attended Fresno State University before being picked by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.American football
The four-time MVP quarterback said on Pat McAfee’s SiriusXM and YouTube shows, “Obviously, when I made my decision, I was still expecting him to return.”
“I told him everything I knew about my objectives and future plans, including where I saw my career going and how long I planned to stay in the game. It clearly didn’t pan out that way, but I adore Te and treasure the time we spent together, and I wish him all the best in Derek.
With Adams’ departure, the Packers will be without a proven wide receiver in their pursuit for their first Super Bowl berth since the championship season of 2010, despite winning the NFC title in each of Matt LaFleur’s three seasons as head coach.
Green Bay lost two additional wide receivers to free agency: Marquez Valdes-Scantling to the Kansas City Chiefs and Equanimeous St. Brown to the Chicago Bears, while veteran receiver Sammy Watkins was signed by the Packers.
Last season, Allen Lazard, the Packers’ highest returning receiver, had 40 grabs for 513 yards and eight touchdowns.
Douglas Adams and Pamela Brown gave birth to Adams on December 24, 1992. He has three siblings: two sisters and one brother. Adams grew raised in East Palo Alto and attended Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California. As a senior two-way starter on the football team, he led the Vikings to a CIF state championship.
As a cornerback, he had 64 receptions for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns and 44 tackles, including two for a loss, two forced fumbles, an interception, and four passes defended. He also played basketball, for which he was a two-star recruit. He averaged 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists as a senior while lettering all four years in basketball.
From 2011 through 2013, Adams attended California State University, Fresno, where he played football for the Fresno State Bulldogs.Adams redshirted his first season at Fresno State as a true freshman under then-head coach Pat Hill.
He hired Tim DeRuyter as his new head coach for the 2012 season.On September 1, 2012, he made his collegiate debut against the Weber State Wildcats, recording 118 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
He recorded 12 receptions for 92 yards in the following game, a road loss to the Oregon Ducks.On September 29, he had eight receptions for 102 yards against the San Diego State Aztecs at home.They will meet the Colorado State Rams on October 6.
Adams appeared in 37 snaps against the New York Jets.
Adams played 37 snaps against the New York Jets in his second game after starting at number four receiver against the Seattle Seahawks in his 2014 NFL Draft He had 5 receptions for 50 yards. On October 2, Adams, who started as the Packers’ third receiver, scored his first NFL touchdown on an 11-yard ball from Aaron Rodgers in a 42–10 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Rodgers threw his 200th career touchdown pass. Adams achieved a personal high with seven receptions in a loss to the New Orleans Saints on October 26. He recorded his first 100-yard receiving game on November 30th, with six catches for 121 yards in a 26–21 victory over the New England Patriots.
Adams began the 2015 season with four receptions for 59 yards in a 31–23 victory over the Chicago Bears. Adams missed three games after suffering an ankle injury in week two before suffering a knee ailment in the playoffs.
On November 8, he had a season-high seven receptions for 93 yards against the Carolina Panthers. He had a season-high 10 receptions for 79 yards in the following game against the Detroit Lions. On December 3, he scored his only touchdown of the season in a 27–23 victory over the Lions in the season’s second game. His second season was a “dud,” as he finished fourth on the team in receptions (50) and receiving yards (500). (483),
Adams’ hard effort paid dividends early in 2016, as he scored five touchdowns in his first six games. Adams was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week on October 26 after collecting 13 passes for 132 yards and two scores against the Chicago Bears in Week 7. He set a new season high with 156 yards rushing in a 47–25 loss against the Tennessee Titans.
On November 28, he rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 27–13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Adams was the Packers’ second-leading receiver, with 997 yards on 75 catches and 12 touchdowns (second in the NFL only to teammate Jordy Nelson). Adams began the postseason with eight receptions, one for a touchdown.
Adams began the season with three catches for 47 yards in a 17–9 home victory over the Seattle Seahawks. In a 34–23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2, Adams had eight receptions for 99 yards and a 33-yard touchdown.
Adams was brought to the hospital in an ambulance in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears after being hit in the head by Chicago linebacker Danny Trevathan, who was suspended for two games (later reduced to one game). The following week, against the Dallas Cowboys, he recorded seven catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown with 11 seconds remaining.
Adams scored a touchdown in each of the Packers’ first three games following Aaron Rodgers’ return from injury, averaging 6.7 receptions for 68 yards. Adams suffered a calf injury while en route to eight receptions for 81 yards in Week 4,but continued to play since teammates Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison were out with more serious injuries.
Adams has nine receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown in a 31–23 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 5. Adams caught 10 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 6 Monday Night Football victory over the San Francisco 49ers, including a 38-yard reception, a 16-yard game-tying touchdown, and two catches for 27 yards to set up the game-winning field goal.
Adams set a postseason team record with eight catches for 160 yards and two scores against the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round.  He had nine receptions for 138 yards in the NFC Championship Game loss to the 49ers on the road, 37–20. Adams became the first and only Packer to have two postseason games with at least 100 yards receiving in a single season, as well as three postseason games with at least 125 yards receiving in his career.