"Brian better be ready. With Roark out and LaRod a no go (in practice), Brian will get a lot of reps. We expect him to make plays. He has been playing a little bit more each week. With Matt being out, we will have to give him bigger role on special teams," Phillips said.
The coach noted that Adams had not played more because King and Chris Matthews have played so well.
"Those guys kept getting better and better. Brian is still learning and is going to be a really good player. It is just hard to take those guys off the field as good as those guys are plyaing. He (Adams) is getting more and more reps as guys get banged up, especially Randall (Cobb). He will have even more of role this week. He is our fastest (receiver), but football speed Randall might be slowest on clock but he is the fastest on the football field."