Packers agree to terms with first-rounder Darnell Savage

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Darnell Savage became the 21st overall draft pick but the first first-rounder to agree to terms with his new team.

The Packers got the Maryland safety in the fold Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Green Bay moved up nine spots in a trade with the Seahawks to select Savage last week, with plans to pair him with Adrian Amos in the back of its secondary. Savage is expected to play free safety.

Tramon Williams is moving back to corner this season.

Savage ran a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash, though he stands a shade under 5-11.

In four seasons at Maryland, he made 182 tackles, nine tackles for loss, a sack, eight interceptions and 13 pass breakups.

22 responses to “Packers agree to terms with first-rounder Darnell Savage

  1. The Packers signed and drafted five starting-caliber players to an already improving defense. Have to say that the Bears D is still probably the best in the conference, but the Packers have clearly passed the Vikings. What did they do for their defense this off season other than resigning that retread, Barr?

  2. Good luck with Amos as the leader. He didn’t show that much with Chicago. Savage will need to be coached up but it won’t be from Amos.

  3. Hes going to have chances to make plays early on as he is likely starting next to Amos, he will make mistakes along the way and hopefully he can learn from, and correct them.

  4. Imagine playing corner for the Packers and not having to cover for 7 seconds? As a fan, I’ve had more than enough of seeing average QBs like Cousins and Trubisky stand tall in the pocket waiting (and waiting) patiently for their receivers to get open. Hopefully, that ends this season.

  5. After everything went down and how Marylands hc was fired I wouldnt touch a player from Maryland.

  6. May become the first FS in Green Bay to have the ability to take away half of the field since Nick Collins. Excited to see this emerging defense in the second year under Pettine!

  7. johngaltwho says:
    May 2, 2019 at 7:45 pm
    Imagine playing corner for the Packers and not having to cover for 7 seconds? As a fan, I’ve had more than enough of seeing average QBs like Cousins and Trubisky stand tall in the pocket waiting (and waiting) patiently for their receivers to get open. Hopefully, that ends this season.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Well-said, and oh, so true.

  8. 4 year deal with a 5th year option.

    Looking forward to seeing Savage and the rest of the draft class in Green and Gold for the first time today on the practice field.

    Savage is the total package for a free safety. Amos and Savage together at safety will only make eachother better.

    GoPackGo!🏈

  9. When you got a job to do, never let their talk change the way you walk.

    Once you get there, they can write about how you did it later. Let’s go get this ring!

    #GoPackGo!👏

  10. but the Packers have clearly passed the Vikings.
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    It’s quite amazing how the Packers can pass the Vikings in the offseason. Without a single game even being played? Are the Packers now Super Bowl favorites too Packer fans?

  11. “Are the Packers now Super Bowl favorites?”

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    Nope, the Chiefs and the Pats are the current favorites with 6-1 odds.

    Westgate Las Vegas Post Draft/Current Odds to win Super Bowl 54:

    NFC North

    Green Bay 14-1

    Chicago 14-1

    Minnesota 25-1

    Detroit 100-1

  12. but the Packers have clearly passed the Vikings.
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    Glad to see Packer fan’s goals for their team for next season. Vegas odds, draft grades mean as much to me as power rankings. I care about wins. Congrats again Packer fans and your great off-season.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    May 3, 2019 at 4:31 am
    johngaltwho says:
    May 2, 2019 at 7:45 pm
    Imagine playing corner for the Packers and not having to cover for 7 seconds? As a fan, I’ve had more than enough of seeing average QBs like Cousins and Trubisky stand tall in the pocket waiting (and waiting) patiently for their receivers to get open. Hopefully, that ends this season.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Well-said, and oh, so true.

    ——————–

    I am taking it you two don’t even watch football. What games did you watch where Cousins had all kinds of time behind the Vikings O-Line last year.

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