Deep-threat receiver Davante Adams finally back at Packers practice

Packers could get a boost from the return of WR Davante Adams (1:10)

ESPN NFL Nation reporter Rob Demovsky discusses what impact the return from Davante Adams could be on the Packers offense. (1:10)

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers might be able to start going deep again.

Receiver Davante Adams returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since he reinjured his left ankle on Sept. 28 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Adams went through all the individual drills during the early portion of practice that was open to reporters.

After Sunday’s 24-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, a game in which quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not throw a single pass that traveled more than 30 yards in the air, Rodgers called Adams the deep threat the Packers offense has been missing.

“Davante Adams, I think, is a Pro Bowl-caliber player,” Rodgers said. “And without him and without Jordy [Nelson] we need to find some other ways to attack the outside stuff and still be able to be effective inside.”

Adams said on Monday that he didn’t want to make the mistake of rushing back too quickly, something he did against the Chiefs after his initial injury on Sept. 20 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Safety Morgan Burnett (calf) also returned to practice on Wednesday. He has not played since Week 2 against Seattle.

Right guard T.J. Lang, who left Sunday’s game with a knee injury, was back on the practice field.

However, neither nose tackle B.J. Raji (groin) nor outside linebacker Nick Perry (shoulder) was able to practice.