Adams signs contract extension with Packers

Four-year deal for wide receiver

AP Photo Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has signed a contract extension.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Davante Adams to a contract extension.

Packers.com reported Adams, who was drafted out of Fresno State in the second round (No. 53 overall) by the Packers in 2014, has recorded the fourth-most receptions (237) and receiving touchdowns (26) by a Green Bay player in their first four seasons in the NFL (according to the Elias Sports Bureau).

Packers signed Adams to a four-year contract extension worth $58 million, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, via a source informed of the situation. Adams will receive $18 million to sign, Rapoport added, with $32 million in the first two years of the deal.

Adams is the only player in the NFL to have registered 70-plus receptions and 10-plus receiving TDs last season and this season. Jordy Nelson (2014, 2016), Antonio Freeman (1997-98), Sterling Sharpe (1992-94) and Don Hutson (1941-43) are the only other players in franchise history to register 10-plus TD catches in consecutive seasons.

Since 2016, Adams has registered five games with two-plus receiving touchdowns, tied with Nelson and Antonio Brown for the most in the NFL over that span. His four career games with 10-plus receptions are tied with Hutson for the third most in franchise history, trailing Donald Driver and Sharpe, who both have seven.

Since 2014, Adams ranks in the top 10 in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (four, tied for No. 4), receptions (28, tied for No. 6) and receiving yards (389, No. 6) in the postseason.

Key players out

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Receivers Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson are among six key players who will miss the Green Bay Packers’ season finale against the Detroit Lions because of injuries.

Adams was in the concussion protocol after absorbing a hard hit two weeks ago from Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. Nelson left the 16-0 loss last week to Minnesota with a shoulder injury.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that guard Jahri Evans (knee), tight end Richard Rodgers (shoulder), linebacker Nick Perry (ankle/shoulder) and running back Aaron Jones (knee) would miss the game Sunday.

The Packers will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sidelined nine games because of a collarbone injury.

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