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Jordy Nelson limited, Davante Adams sits out practice

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Midway through Championship Week, the Green Bay Packers are dealing with an ailing receiver corps.

Davante Adams missed practice, while Jordy Nelson was a limited participant on Wednesday. Coach Mike McCarthy said during his pre-practice presser that the receivers would work with the rehab group.

Adams suffered an ankle injury late the Divisional Round win over the Dallas Cowboys, but returned to the game. McCarthy said he doesn't think Adams will practice at least until Saturday because they want to see him move throughout the week.

Nelson is dealing with broken ribs suffered in the Wild Card Weekend win over the New York Giants. He should be considered a long shot to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

It's an ominous sign for the Packers heading into a potential shootout with the Super Bowl on the line with the potential of missing both Nelson and Adams. Aaron Rodgers, however, isn't sweating.

"We've won without them before. We'd like to have them out there, but we'll see what happens," the quarterback said of the prospect of playing without two of his top receiving targets.

If neither Adams or Nelson is able to play, the Packers would roll with a receiver corps of Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison and Jeff Janis. Big-play tight end Jared Cook's role would likely grow in the event the wideout corps is limited.

McCarthy added that safety Morgan Burnett (quad) is also working in the rehab group.

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