Savage was released by the Lions on Saturday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Savage's release comes as a bit of a surprise, with Detroit ultimately choosing Josh Johnson as the backup quarterback. Savage may see some interest from other teams after he showed an ability to step in and start for the Texans last year.
Savage completed five of nine passes for 157 yards during Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.
Savage evidently cleared concussion protocol sometime within the past couple of weeks and ultimately got the starting nod for Thursday's finale, only to get sacked on Detroit's first offensive snap. It seems he's still considered the No. 2 quarterback behind Matthew Stafford despite the missed time.
Head coach Matt Patricia confirmed Saturday that Savage is in concussion protocol, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
This is presumably the result of one of the sacks Savage took in Thursday's preseason opener. Now dealing with his third concussion in four years, there's no telling how long it could take the quarterback to clear protocol. Detroit signed Josh Johnson earlier Saturday to replenish depth at the position.
Savage completed two of three passes for 40 yards and rushed once for 15 yards during Detroit's preseason opener against the Patriots.
Savage looked sharp and logged roughly 10 snaps before ceding quarterback duties to David Fales, who proceeded to complete under 40 percent of his passes and wasn't impressive in any sense of the word. However, Savage did take a pair of sacks and possibly left the game due to one of them causing a potential concussion, per Chris Burke of the Athletic. If this turns out to be more of a health scare than anything, Savage shouldn't have a problem holding on to the No. 2 gig behind Matthew Stafford throughout the remainder of the preseason. If not, it's likely that Detroit will need to find some outside help to solidify the backup quarterback job.
Savage is expected to enter the upcoming season as the Lions' No. 2 quarterback, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
Savage reportedly operated as the top backup throughout OTAs and minicamp. Connor Cook is no longer in town and only David Fales is around to compete for the No. 2 gig entering training camp. Given Fales' lack of starting experience, Savage seems like Detroit's best option if something were to happen to Matthew Stafford.
Savage signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday.
Savage spent time with the 49ers and Bengals in 2018, but he hasn't appeared in a game since losing in six of his seven starts for Houston the year prior. He'll compete with Connor Cook for the No. 2 quarterback job unless the Lions bring in a better option before training camp.
Savage was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Monday.
Savage was waived by the 49ers for the third time this season over the weekend but won't have a chance to re-sign with the club after the Bengals needed to add depth to its quarterback room. With Andy Dalton (thumb) shifting to injured reserve, Jeff Driskel will slide into the starting role, leaving Savage on hand for No. 2 duties. Savage hasn't seen regular-season game action since Week 14 of the 2017 campaign as a member of the Texans.
Savage was waived by the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Savage's third stint with the 49ers comes to an end as the team promoted running back Jeff Wilson from the practice squad. Savage could rejoin the team again but is unlikely to find himself in a situation to play since Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard are both currently healthy.
Savage signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Friday.
Savage will join the 49ers for his third stint with the club in just over a week after the team opened room for him on the roster by placing Raheem Mostert (forearm) and Emmanuel Moseley (shoulder) on injured reserve. The veteran signal-caller will step in as the No. 3 option on the depth chart behind Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard, in some order.
The 49ers waived Savage on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Savage's second stint of the season with the 49ers lasted only a few days longer than the first, with the 28-year-old sticking on the roster for a week and a half this time around. There appeared to be a chance that Savage would dress as the backup quarterback for the 49ers' Thursday night game against the Raiders, but the team's decision to release him implies some level of optimism that C.J. Beathard (wrist/thumb) will be available for No. 2 duties if unable to start. Nick Mullens is the only healthy signal-caller left on the roster.
Savage re-signed with the 49ers on Monday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Savage became an option following Adrian Colbert's (ankle) placement on injured reserve. For now, San Francisco seems comfortable with C.J. Beathard at the helm. Savage will provide a veteran safety blanket should anything happen to Beathard, but even if he did find his way onto the field in 2018, his fantasy value figures to rank near the bottom of the league.
Savage was released by the 49ers on Saturday.
Savage signed with San Francisco early this week, and appears to have been nothing more than a quarterback for the scout team, though he could still re-sign with the team at some point. Nick Mullens remains entrenched as C.J. Beathard's backup for the 49ers, as Savage looks for his next opportunity.
Savage signed a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports.
After a few weeks with just two quarterbacks on their active roster, the 49ers, as expected, will add the journeyman Savage to bolster the depth at the position. C.J. Beathard has shown enough in relief of Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) to validate his spot as the starter for the remainder of the season, but it remains yet to be seen whether Savage will operate as the backup or the No. 3 option behind Nick Mullens.
Savage is expected to sign with the 49ers, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports reports.
The 49ers have been looking to add a third quarterback to the roster ever since Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) landed on injured reserve. Savage is expected to be the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart behind C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens.
Savage will workout for the 49ers, Jordan Schultz of ESPN.com reports.
San Francisco is eagerly expanding their options behind center following the news of Jimmy Garoppolo's torn ACL. While it's still in the early stages, the decision to bring in Savage for a workout hints there is some level of interest on the 49ers' end. As of right now, C.J. Beathard is the lone healthy quarterback on the roster. Even if San Francisco reaches an agreement with Savage, the five-year veteran is likely to begin his Bay Area tenure on the bench with a clipboard in hand.
The Saints released Savage on Saturday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
This move had been expected since the Saints traded for Teddy Bridgewater. They also kept Taysom Hill on the roster, so they have no room for Savage. The fifth-year pro has starter experience with eight games last year, completing 125 of 223 passes for 1,412 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. It's not a flashy resume, but he could still be a formidable backup.
Savage is likely on the wrong side of the roster bubble after the Saints acquired quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Jets on Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Savage, Taysom Hill and J.T. Barrett spent all preseason battling for the backup gig behind Drew Brees, but none of them will get the job after New Orleans doled out a third-round draft pick for Bridgewater. If the Saints are to carry a third quarterback on the roster this season, the smart money is on it being Hill, who has proven himself as a valuable special-teams asset after recording four tackles in the final five weeks of the 2017 campaign and a blocked punt in the Saints' divisional-round playoff loss to the Vikings.
Savage (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.
Savage was forced to leave Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury. With the veteran quarterback back in the mix, it doesn't seem like there is too much concern moving forward. Savage currently holds the edge over both Taysom Hill and J.T. Barrett for the No. 2 quarterback position in New Orleans.
Savage left Thursday's practice early with an undisclosed injury, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Savage is the only quarterback behind Drew Brees that has NFL experience, as Taysom Hill has only played special teams and undrafted rookie J.T. Barrett has yet to strut his stuff. Savage struggled last season in Houston, completing 125 of 223 attempts (56 percent) for 1,412 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. The Saints may be motivated to see what Hill and Barrett can develop into as they search for a successor to Brees, who only has two more years remaining on his current contract.
The Saints and Savage agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Texans, Savage didn't fare well in his 13 appearances (nine starts) over the last four seasons. Notably, his touchdown rate was a pitiful 2.2 percent, he tossed more interceptions (six) than TDs (five) and surpassed 300 yards in a game just one time. In his new locale, Savage will be in a cushy spot on the depth chart behind Drew Brees, who recently re-upped with the Saints for another two years.