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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Finishes with 51 stops

    Savage recorded 51 tackles (36 solo) and a pass deflection over 10 regular-season games in the 2023 season. The pick-six Savage recorded in Green Bay's playoff opener does not show up on his stat line, but that was the only interception he recorded during the campaign. Savage has spent five seasons with the Packers since being drafted in the first round in 2019, but he will be a free agent this offseason, and it remains to be seen if he will stick around or link up with another team.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Records pick-six in win

    Savage had four tackles (three solo) and returned an interception 64 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 48-32 wild-card victory over the Cowboys. Savage arguably made the key play in Sunday's game, as his pick-six with under two minutes to go in the first half gave Green Bay a relatively insurmountable 27-0 lead. Savage was rested along with some other starters late in the game and played only 83 percent of the snaps in the contest, but he played all but one snap over the final two weeks of the regular season; therefore, expect him to be plenty busy when the Packers take on the 49ers in the divisional round.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: One stop in return

    Savage had one solo tackle in Sunday's 33-10 win over the Vikings. Savage returned from a two-game absence due to a shoulder injury he sustained in Week 14 against the Giants. Although he had just one tackle Sunday, he was on the field for all 52 defensive snaps. Over nine games this season, Savage has 46 tackles (33 solo) and pass defended.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Missing another week

    Savage (shoulder) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers. The 2019 first-round pick is in line to miss his second consecutive and seventh game of the season, as he continues to recover from a shoulder issue. With Savage missing Week 16's contest, expect Anthony Johnson to make the fourth start of his career at free safety.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Will miss Week 15

    Savage (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's matchup versus the Buccaneers, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. Savage played 95 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps last week against the Giants and logged seven tackles, but he followed that with a trio of DNPs during Week 15 prep. As such, the veteran safety will miss his sixth game of the season. Rudy Ford could see more snaps with Savage out against Tampa Bay.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Iffy for Monday versus New York

    Savage (chest) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Giants, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Savage was able to play through a calf injury in last Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but he suffered a chest injury that held him out of Thursday's practice. He was able to string together back-to-back limited sessions to end the week and has a chance to play Monday. If Savage is unable to play, Jonathan Owens figures to step into the starting free safety role again alongside strong safety Rudy Ford.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Practices Thursday

    Savage (calf), who remains designated to return from injured reserve, was a full participant in practice for the second day in a row Thursday. Savage was designated to return Nov. 20 but still missed the Packers' Thanksgiving day game against the Lions. Green Bay will have one more practice day to evaluate the safety ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Chiefs. Savage has 34 tackles in six games this season.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Getting closer to return

    Savage (calf) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday. Savage is now eligible to be added back to the 53-man roster, but the Packers will have the ability to evaluate him in practice over the next 21 days before having to activate him. With the Packers facing a quick turnaround for Week 12 with a Thursday matchup against the Lions, it may make sense for the team to hold off on activating Savage until at least Week 13 so that he can get in a full slate of practices. The Packers listed Savage as a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Expected to miss multiple games

    Savage is expected to be out for multiple games with a calf injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. Savage aggravated a calf injury during the team's loss to the Broncos on Sunday and is now likely to be out for an extended time. The 2019 first-round pick has logged 34 tackles (22 solo) in six games this season. Jonathan Owens will likely start at safety in his absence.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Leads team in tackles

    Savage had 10 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 38-20 victory over the Bears. Savage reached double digits in the tackle department only once during the previous campaign, but he hit that mark in his first opportunity to do so in the new season despite being on the field for only 81 percent of Green Bay's defensive snaps. Only two defenders played more than Savage in Sunday's lopsided contest, and the 10 stops suggest he could help those who play in leagues that use IDPs.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Starts three preseason games

    Savage made a solo tackle in Saturday's 19-15 preseason victory over the Seahawks. Savage lost his starting spot at one point last season, but he wound up opening all three exhibition games with the first-team defense. He is on track to open the regular season as one of Green Bay's two starting safeties and will be looking to make more of an impact than he did in 2022 with free agency looming next offseason.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Takes step back in 2022

    Savage stacked up 58 tackles (43 solo), an interception and five pass deflections over 16 games in the 2022 season. Savage appeared in all but one game in 2022, but he also fell out of favor late in the season and was credited with a start in just two of his final five appearances. When it was all said and done, he wound up playing a career-low 84 percent of the Packers' defensive snaps. He will presumably remain in Green Bay with the Packers having picked up the fifth-year option on his contract, but his role is uncertain heading into the 2023 campaign.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Questionable to return

    Savage is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a foot injury. Savage sustained his injury on the opening drive of Sunday's matchup, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return. If he's unavailable for the remainder of the game, Rudy Ford and Tariq Carpenter will likely see increased playing time.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Likely taking at least a week off

    Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that he doesn't anticipate Savage (hamstring) practicing this week, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. Savage tweaked his hamstring during Friday's Family Night and watched the remainder of practice from the sidelines with ice wrapped around his leg. Both Savage and his head coach have said the injury isn't a long-term concern, but the Packers will still be cautious with their starting safety to avoid a lingering issue. In his absence, Vernon Scott and Shawn Davis will likely garner the majority of playing time at safety during the Packers' preseason game against the 49ers on Friday.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Fifth-year option exercised

    The Packers exercised Savage's fifth-year option for 2023 on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Savage started every game for the third straight season in 2021, and he was on the field for 96.2 percent of the team's defensive snaps. However, his numbers took a dip from his second season to his third. Regardless, he still totaled 63 tackles, nine pass deflections and two interceptions during the 2021 campaign and will likely play a critical role for Green Bay's defense over the next two seasons.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Added to COVID list

    The Packers have placed Savage on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Savage will now need to clear the league's health and safety protocols ahead of the Packers' Week 18 matchup with the Lions for any chance at suiting up. However, with the team already having clinched a first-round bye, they may already have plans to rest their starting strong safety.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Questionable with concussion

    Savage (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. Savage logged limited practices Thursday and Friday, but it's unclear whether he has cleared the league's concussion protocol. He'll need to clear it in order to suit up in Week 7 after sustaining the injury in the second half of last week's win over Chicago.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Concussion confirmed

    Savage (head) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears. Savage's worst scenario has been confirmed, as the safety has been diagnosed with a concussion, and he won't return to action. Henry Black would be in line to assume most of his snaps at free safety as a result.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Ready to play Monday

    Savage (shoulder) is active for Monday's matchup with the Lions, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports. Savage was considered questionable after being limited by a shoulder issue at practice this week, but he's good to go for Monday's contest. The 24-year-old had only one tackle in 51 defensive snaps during the season opener before exiting with the injury, and he'll attempt to make more of an impact in Week 2.
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  • Packers' Darnell Savage: Carries questionable tag

    Savage (shoulder) is questionable for Monday's game against the Lions. Savage played 51 of 62 defensive snaps in Week 1 before he suffered a shoulder injury, though the blowout nature of the game may have factored into the team's decision to hold Savage out. The 2019 first-round pick was a limited participant in practice all week. Last year, he registered 75 tackles (56 solo), 12 pass breakups and four interceptions through 15 contests.
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