Green Bay, Wis. — Green Bay Packers starting safety Darnell Savage On Friday, the team suffered an injury during its traditional “Family Night” practice at Lambeau Field.
During one-on-one matchups between receivers and defenders earlier in practice, Savage was pulled up trying to cover. Amari Rogers. In the year Savage, a 2019 first-round draft pick, watched the rest of practice on the sidelines with ice wrapped around his right leg.
“I don’t think it’s a concern,” Savage said. “It’s a quick people injury. Some of these things that you can’t avoid, I’ll handle them the right way and listen to the people out there and I’ll be fine.”
Early in training camp, Green Bay’s defense found its way through an offense largely led by the four-time MVP quarterback. Aaron Rodgers But he’s adjusting to playing without the All-Pro receiver. Davante Adams. with Vernon Scott With Savage replacing him in the lineup, the defense continued to play strong.
In the red zone, the starting offense ran seven plays inside the 10-yard line, but scored just once. Rodgers zipped the ball to the end Mercedes Lewis With tight coverage of the starting linebacker Quay Walker In the second game.
After that, security Adrian Amos He broke the pass Randall Cobblinebacker De’Vondre Campbell stand Aaron Jones Jet-sweep-style flipping from Rogers, safety Shawn Davis An intended pass is about to be intercepted Alan Lazardand defense mechanism Dean Lowry He dropped Jones for 2 runs.
“I think there are some things we’re doing a great job of, and there’s a lot of room for improvement,” coach Matt LaFleur said. “One thing that challenged our defense was consistency with stopping the run, and then I think they did a pretty good job of defending the ball. Big plays down the field.”
At the start of camp, Rodgers predicted that his offense would be the team’s best since winning the Super Bowl in 2010. Russell DouglasAdded protection Jaran Reed Added Walker and defensive tackle in free agency. Devonte Wyatt In the first round of the draft.
“It’s a double-edged sword,” Lafleur said. “Our defense is very strong and I expect them to be very difficult to deal with. I think one area we need to improve is the consistency up front. Right now, given what we have, I think we have a pretty good one. The front seven can be very salty, so hopefully they will make our offense that much better.” I will. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who’s out there. They’ve got to earn it. Job done and we’ve got to see improvement next week and in the preseason.”
The Riders open the preseason Friday night in San Francisco.