Darnell Savage leaves Packers Family Night training early with injury

Early on in the Green Bay Packers’ annual Family Night rehearsal, held at Lambeau Field in front of more than 50,000 fans, Darnell Savage left safety with what was later called a hamstring injury.

The good news is that Savage doesn’t think injury is a concern. as such in ESPN Rob Damofsky was saying, Savage felt a little tight, but he didn’t feel any kind of pop.

“It’s a quick hit for people,” Savage said via SI’s Bill Hooper. “Some of these things you just can’t avoid. I’ll handle it the right way and I’ll listen to those guys out there and I’ll be fine.”

Head coach Matt LaFleur has been echoing that sentiment and doesn’t seem too concerned either – although we’ll find out more on Sunday when the Packers take to the training ground again.

Savage is entering his fourth season in the NFL, and earlier this season the team made its fifth-year option for the 2023 campaign. Now in his second season under Joe Barry, Savage is once again a standout candidate.

The safety position in Barry’s defense is a tricky role as players are given many responsibilities, some of which include underestimating the penalty area as an active running defender, focusing on interfering, while also making sure they don’t get it. Beat the top.

This is one of the reasons why a young player like Savage, experience in this system – which he has now – is so important.

Savage was on the field for more than 1,000 shots last season, according to the PFF ($$), and scored four presses while allowing 30 receptions on 45 goals at 13.6 yards per catch. He also had seven pass breakups, two interceptions, and 11 missed tackles.

Depth of security is a major concern for the Green Bay Packers. As I wrote recently, this is a crowded room with a number of players making a case as to why they should be on the shortlist, but there is still little defensive experience – which comes with obvious risks if packers have to lean on any of these players for an extended period of time. .

With a busy hub, it can be hard from the outside to look inside to see where each of these players are standing on the depth chart behind Savage and Adrian Amos, but for what it’s worth, Vernon Scott was the one who next lined up the appetizers for family night.

Scott only has 90 defensive shots, but he’s been on the list for the past two seasons, and he’s made several plays in training last week. Shawn Davis is another guy who saw some actors with those too this summer.

Recently signed rookies Tariq Carpenter and Dallen Levitt are likely to be contributors to special teams, while Ennis Gaines has been used across the field. As LaFleur told reporters, these positional battles have a way of overcoming themselves once pre-season matches begin.

For now, it looks like Savage has avoided a major injury – although he might miss some time to make sure he’s healthy.

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