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Packers players recruiting Davante Adams replacements on Twitter

Davante Adams in pads

It will not be easy to fill the Davante Adams-sized hole that the Green Bay Packers now have in their lineup. But some of their players are using grassroots efforts to at least try.

Packers quarterback Kurt Benkert sent a tweet this week recruiting seven-time Pro Bowler Julio Jones to the team.

Green Bay safety Adrian Amos also pitched former LSU teammates Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on possibly teaming up again with the Pack.

Of course, none of those players will be remotely sufficient on an individual basis to replace Adams. Jones is 33 and extremely injury-prone, Beckham is coming off a second ACL tear, and Landry will be turning 30 next season as well. But it will take a team effort to replicate the production of the First Team All-Pro Adams, arguably the single best receiver in all of football.

Getting back Aaron Rodgers, who seemed surprisingly OK with Adams’ exit, was a huge boost for Green Bay this offseason. But it would benefit the team to bring in some legitimate reinforcements at receiver instead of just relying on Rodgers to turn water into wine next season.

Photo: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) participates in training camp at Ray Nitschke Field, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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