C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Darnell Savage ruled out

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The Eagles and Packers both will play the second half without a key safety.

The Packers ruled out Darnell Savage with a foot injury. He was injured on the third play from scrimmage while trying to tackle Jalen Hurts on the quarterback’s 24-yard run.

It was Savage’s first snap of the game after he didn’t start. He first entered the game in the team’s dime package.

Rudy Ford is at safety and Keisean Nixon in the slot.

The Eagles are without C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who leads the league with six interceptions. He injured his ribs on a 21-yard reception by Christian Watson on a fourth-and-five conversion in the second quarter.

Gardner-Johnson appeared in a lot of pain as he was carted to the training room from the sideline.

Reed Blankenship, who had played two career defensive snaps before tonight, replaced him and has an interception and three tackles.

A.J. Brown scored with 7:19 remaining in the third quarter on a 6-yard pass from Hurts, giving the Eagles a 34-20 lead.

1 responses to “C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Darnell Savage ruled out

  1. Maybe I am too old school but I am getting sick and tired of these prognosticators – now it is Chris Collingworth and Tirico saying that you need a QB that can run to win. Now you need a mobile one unless you have the best Oline in the league. But as we see with Fields, Tua and Murray and last year Lamar Jackson and before that Cam Newton – never mind all the ones that were one year flashes. YOU will eventually get hurt – and if I was coaching against I would make sure of that. You can run and then slide as a last recourse – or if that is what they are giving you but that read option is going to make it so that you will be looking for a new qb every few years.

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