Davante Adams says hit that took him out of Bills game was ‘completely’ unnecessary

Sep 21, 2023, 11:04 AM

Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs past Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills on his way...

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs past Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills on his way to scoring a touchdown during the first quarter at Highmark Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

Davante Adams left the Raiders’ 38-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills late in the fourth game after a hit to the side of his helmet by safety Taylor Rapp.

After the game, the Raiders tweeted Adams was being evaluated for a concussion, but the wide receiver progressed well enough throughout the week to participate in Wednesday’s practice.

Talking to the media after practice, Davante Adams was asked about the hit. After initially saying he didn’t want to talk “too much about it,” he called it “unnecessary.”

“Certain players play a certain way, too; some people are out of control, they fly around, they don’t really have much true purpose out there. I mean, playing a half field on one side, you run over and hit somebody in the head on the other side of the field,” Adams said. “I mean, that’s the type of stuff that contributes to you not being on the field. That’s why you’re in when you go in on top by 25 at the end of the game. Maybe if that man learns how to play the game the right way, he will see the field. But until then, he’ll have to go in and live off of plays like that I guess.”

Additional Raiders concussion news

Jakobi Meyers, in his Raiders debut, caught nine balls for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1’s win over the Denver Broncos. But he left the game early after a hit from Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson.

“Moving through the protocol the right way. So again, nothing we can’t declare anything right now,” Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said Wednesday.

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