Packers protected Davante Adams after Randall Cobb's injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- While Randall Cobb headed to the locker room Saturday night to get his injured right shoulder checked out, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy made sure of one thing: Davante Adams stayed out of the game.

Adams was on the field for only three plays -- and none after Cobb got hurt on the first drive of the Packers' 39-26 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

After Cobb and Jordy Nelson, who soon will be headed to season-ending injured reserve because of the knee injury he sustained on Aug. 23, Adams is next on the depth chart at receiver.

On the Packers' second series, their three-receiver set featured Jeff Janis, Ty Montgomery and Myles White. Janis caught the only touchdown among the group and had three receptions for 72 yards. White caught a team-high nine passes for 89 yards, while Montgomery had two receptions for 71 yards.

"That's what you're looking for with Myles," McCarthy said. "You talk about a young man that has just busted his butt the whole time he's been here. I'm really excited to see him have success. He made a number of big plays. Jeff did some good things in the passing game offensively."

Here are the offensive snap counts from Saturday's game against the Eagles:

Total offensive plays: 74


Notes: White almost certainly locked up the fifth (and likely final) receiver spot with his performance. It remains to be seen what the Packers will do with Jared Abbrederis, who still hasn't been cleared to return from his July 30 concussion. At this point, the best options look like injured reserve or releasing him (perhaps with an eye toward bringing him back on the practice squad).


Notes: McCarthy held out Aaron Rodgers and did not play Scott Tolzien, who was cleared on the eve of the game to return from the concussion he sustained last Sunday. Hundley was 22-of-31 for 315 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. His longest pass was a 52-yard catch and run by Montgomery. Blanchard, who played the fourth quarter, was 8-of-11 for 87 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Offensive line

Notes: When Bulaga departed with an ankle injury, it left Linsley as the only starter available. David Bakhtiari (knee), T.J. Lang (concussion) and Josh Sitton (ankle) did not play. Bakhtiari hasn't played since the preseason opener, but did not need surgery. He's expected to return for the regular-season opener. Barclay made his second straight start at left tackle and showed significant improvement and also took some snaps at guard.

Running backs

Notes: With Alonzo Harris (hand) out, Neal may have locked up the No. 3 halfback job. He rushed for 23 yards on six carries and caught all five passes thrown his way for 61 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown on a screen.

Tight ends

Notes: Rodgers was the intended target on Hundley's interception, which was returned for a touchdown. Rodgers slipped just as Hundley released the ball and gave defensive back Walter Thurmond an easy pick-six. Backman caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Hundley.