Report: Darnell Savage’s ankle injury not considered major

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Packers first-round pick Darnell Savage has taken on a big role on defense right off the bat as a rookie, but an ankle injury took him off the field during Sunday’s win in Dallas.

It does not look like Savage will be missing much more time as a result of the injury, however. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Savage tweaked the ankle and his injury is not considered major.

Savage was limited to 19 snaps during the 34-24 victory. He recorded one tackle before being knocked out of the game. Savage has 18 tackles and a forced fumble over all five games this season.

Will Redmond filled in for Savage on Sunday and would presumably remain in the lineup should Savage wind up missing next Monday night’s game against the Lions.

20 responses to “Report: Darnell Savage’s ankle injury not considered major

  1. ariani1985 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm
    How can you ever replace an 18 tackle safety?

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    Pretty easily actually – the same way you’d replace 2 diva wide receivers. It’s called next man up.

    It’s not like we’re talking about replacing a position of great importance, like say a kicker. 🤷‍♂️

  2. The Packers have an embarrassment of riches on defense this year. They struck gold when they drafted this kid, who is one of the favorites for Defensive Rookie of the Year.

    And he’ll only get better the more he plays in Pettine’s system.

  3. Redmond played pretty well in in his absence.

    Thought it was interesting they stuck with their base D, which is almost exclusively single-high S.

  4. ariani1985 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    How can you ever replace an 18 tackle safety?

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    Anthony Barr has 17 tackles – so I guess the Viking answer would be to pay someone $13 million per season?

  5. You guys may have your hands full with or without him. The Lions are not the same ol Lions anymore. Look at the last 5 games you have played them
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    The Packers are the last team to have to remind themselves of who the Lions are. It will be a good game, but I look for the Pack to come out on top….much improved, inspired and healthy, over the team at the hands of the 31 – 0 shellacking the Lions gave them at the end of last year.

  6. packertruth says:
    October 7, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    October 7, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    How can you ever replace an 18 tackle safety?

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    Anthony Barr has 17 tackles – so I guess the Viking answer would be to pay someone $13 million per season?
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    Barr forced a saftey and had an interception yesterday. He's shown why teams were clamoring for him during the offseason and I'm glad to have him locked up for the the future. Thanks for bringing him up.

  7. Good news Darnell’s ankle👍 The extra day of rest this week going into a Monday night game with be a positive.

    Why would someone post that the amount of tackles a FS has is the only thing that determines if he is a good safety or not? Obviously a novice.

    I will take Darnell Savage at FS all day long over Anthony Harris. The Vikings roster is very average and has a serious depth problem. Deal with it and stop crying on 500 SN’s.

  8. Holecrap says:
    October 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    Savage hasnt done a lot yet. He will grow and learn regardless of Pettine. LOL

    He’s a rookie starting safety on a 4-1 team. I’d say he’s done just what the Packers have wanted him to do so far. But thanks for your sarcastic comment.

  9. Was travelling yesterday and didn’t get to comment — Pack’s D looks to be just as strong as it was in the first game — congrats. Yet as an opposing fan I can’t be all ducks and bunnies as the Cowboys’ record was inflated by it’s questionable oppostion to date.

  10. LetsgoLions says:
    October 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    You guys may have your hands full with or without him. The Lions are not the same ol Lions anymore. Look at the last 5 games you have played them

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    The Lions are going 1-5 the next six games because their cupcake non-divisional schedule is over. The Lions can’t compete with the Bears, Vikings and Packers. They’re the same old Lions and there’s nothing you can do about it no matter how many delusional posts you make before the upcoming sweeps you’re about to witness.

  11. letjagairshow says:
    October 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    LetsgoLions says:
    October 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    You guys may have your hands full with or without him. The Lions are not the same ol Lions anymore. Look at the last 5 games you have played them

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    The Lions are going 1-5 the next six games because their cupcake non-divisional schedule is over. The Lions can’t compete with the Bears, Vikings and Packers. They’re the same old Lions and there’s nothing you can do about it no matter how many delusional posts you make before the upcoming sweeps you’re about to witness.

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    Cupcakes like the Eagles? How’d that go for you guys?

  12. Cupcakes like the Eagles? How’d that go for you guys?

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    You mean the team that lost in the divisional round of playofffs last year to the Eagles? The Bears won that game if their kicker didn’t double doink. Remember when he (the Bears kicker) hit the goal posts four times consecutively at Soldier Field and the Bears still handedly sweep our Lions. I do and I know you do too because you can’t still crying about it inside!

  13. Cupcakes like the Eagles? How’d that go for you guys?

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    You mean the team that lost in the divisional round of playofffs last year to the Eagles? The Bears won that game if their kicker didn’t double doink. Remember when he (the Bears kicker) hit the goal posts four times consecutively at Soldier Field and the Bears still handedly swept our Lions. I do and I know you do too because you can’t still crying about it inside!

    Arizona, banged up Eagles and Charges teams is a total cupcake schedule btw….

  14. letjagairshow says:
    October 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    The Lions are going 1-5 the next six games because their cupcake non-divisional schedule is over. The Lions can’t compete with the Bears, Vikings and Packers. They’re the same old Lions and there’s nothing you can do about it no matter how many delusional posts you make before the upcoming sweeps you’re about to witness.

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    Please tell me your not being serious. I’ll gladly admit the Pack just may beat the Lions on Monday night, but what makes you think the bears and queens will sweep the kitty’s.
    Cousins who I have liked since MSU is a choke artist and neither Trabinsky barely pulled off the sweep last year and Daniel’s has shown exactly why he is a 10 year back up. He can’t balk when he really has to.

  15. Please tell me your not being serious. I’ll gladly admit the Pack just may beat the Lions on Monday night, but what makes you think the bears and queens will sweep the kitty’s.
    Cousins who I have liked since MSU is a choke artist and neither Trabinsky barely pulled off the sweep last year and Daniel’s has shown exactly why he is a 10 year back up. He can’t balk when he really has to.

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    Please tell me you’re not looking past the six decades of failure from the Lions organization. The Lions are going to get swept again by the Bears and won’t stop Dalvin Cook and the much better WR core the Vikings have. Just stop already, you’re living in denial like a child that can’t accept the truth. The Lions are heavily overrated only in your head.

  16. Actually I usually write the Cardiac Cats off after the 3 game of the season. But since you brought up the history, and I won’t bore you with the past 6 decades considering I’m not as old as the earth, unlike you. But the past 10 years the Lions have made the Vikings and Bears their chew toys.
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but up until last years fluke of a season didn’t the Lions dominate Chicago, and as for the Vikings, Delvin Cook blew his knee out the last time he faced us and the WR core you are crushing over is nothing considering their game plan is run,run,short pass for a lose and then punt.

    No I think the kitty’s will do just fine with Big Play Slay and Snacks

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