Packers notes: Jet set for JK Scott; Davante Adams, Stephon Gilmore trade words
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – JK Scott punted Sunday night for the Green Bay Packers, which by itself isn’t spectacular news. He kicked five times for 210 yards (42.0 average) with a long of 53 yards and one inside the New England Patriots’ 20-yard line.
But there was a question whether Scott would participate at all, leading to the Packers signing free agent Drew Kaser on Saturday and bringing him to Massachusetts.
Scott’s wife Sydney is expecting, which led to the Packers being ready to put family first.
That meant having a plane on standby for Scott to literally jet off in if needed.
“It was awesome,” Scott said. “(General manager) Brian Gutekunst, he really pulled me aside and was talking to me and he was caring about me and this baby, caring about my wife, and it was really cool that they would do that for me. Everything was ready for me to leave if the baby came.”
Scott said it was more precautionary than anything as his wife had not yet gone into labor. He said they decided to induce this week.
“I’m here just to do my job and punt and whatever they ask," Scott said. "It’s cool. It’s actually cool to hang out with Drew a little bit. He’s a really good guy. Talked a little punting.
“Kicked pretty good. Felt good about today. Just a couple things to continue to work on and get better. Today was one of those days where I actually felt like I got better. There were certain things I was correcting through the game. I felt good today.”
Adams and Gilmore trade words
At the end of the game, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams and Patriots corner Stephon Gilmore were seen having an exchange.
Both were asked about it postgame, with Gilmore saying he took offense to Adams saying he couldn’t be defended by anyone in the league.
“I did not like what he said earlier in the week,” Gilmore said. “I kind of took it personally but he is a good receiver.”
Adams, on the other hand, had more of an issue with Gilmore getting a bit physical off the ball late in the game.
“It wasn’t necessarily words, it was just when you’re playing a certain type of game all game and the guy takes a shot on you — it wasn’t a dirty shot — but playing a certain way, running them off and taking a shot, if that’s the way we’re going to go the whole game then that’s cool, but if that’s a situation where I’m running a guy off and all of a sudden, fourth quarter, he wants to take a shot, then I’m going to have an issue with that,” Adams said. “I’m not the type of guy to just let that stuff happen. It wasn’t a big deal. He’s good, I’m good.”
Adams caught six balls for 40 yards and a score. His three-game streak of at least 100 yards receiving was snapped, however.