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Packers rookie wide receiver Davante Adams limited in practice because of heel injury


GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Davante Adams was limited in practice Thursday because of a heel injury.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Adams was "stepped on" during practice Wednesday. McCarthy says "I don't have high concern" going into Sunday's home game against the Patriots.

Of all the weeks the Packers would want their full complement of pass catchers, this would be it, given the Patriots' pair of lockdown corners, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. They held Detroit's Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate to a combined eight receptions for 155 yards and no touchdowns in New England's 34-9 victory last Sunday, despite Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford targeting his top two receivers 21 times.

Adams has 28 receptions for 296 yards and three touchdowns this season, though the second-round pick from Fresno State has caught just four passes (on eight targets) for 33 yards and one TD during Green Bay's current three-game winning streak. But if the Patriots successfully limit Jordy Nelson's production, Adams could see the ball a lot.

The Packers practiced again without outside linebacker Nick Perry (shoulder) and cornerback Jarrett Bush (groin). Guards T.J. Lang (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) practiced on a limited basis and are expected to play despite injuries that date to the team's Oct. 26 loss at New Orleans.

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