Since Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams reinjured his left ankle against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 28, the interview sessions outside his locker conformed to the most predictable of patterns.

Adams would express his frustration over missing multiple games. He would explain that rushing back to the field is not an option, since that's what caused further damage the first time. And, of course, he would promise that a return inched ever closer.

As it turns out, he told his teammates the same thing.

"They've been saying it just as much as you guys have, guys asking where I'm at, just looking out for me and also wanting me back out there on the field," Adams said. "I pretty much tell them the same thing that I tell you guys: It's getting better day by day and just hoping this is the week. We're pushing, and it's looking good so far."

The inquisitive nature of Adams' teammates serves as one form of importance in his return to the field. Owners of a 6-0 record, the Packers rank a disappointing 22nd in the league in passing yards per game and are tied for 23rd in pass plays of 40 yards or more.

Laments over tempo and explosive plays have come from both quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy in recent weeks, with the reintroduction of Adams seen as a potential solution to at least one of those problems.

Adams, who has caught nine passes for 92 yards in one full game and portions of two others, practiced Monday and Wednesday with positive results. McCarthy said he expects the second-year receiver to be ready for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, and Adams told reporters he had regained most of his explosiveness.