Darnell Savage Jr. has been placed on the non-football illness list, but it’s not something to be worried about.
Training camp starts this week, but the Green Bay Packers could be without first-round pick Darnell Savage Jr. temporarily.
According to Field Yates of ESPN, Savage has been placed on the non-football illness list. But there is some good news, as Yates later noted that it was described to him as “nothing serious” and that “Savage should be on the field within a few days”.
This was backed up by a report by Rob Demovsky of ESPN, who noted that Savage had his wisdom teeth taken out. So the good news is that Savage is completely fine and isn’t dealing with anything serious.
The bad news is that the Packers could be without their first-round pick for a couple of practices, which is never ideal. Every training camp practice is important, but that’s especially true for rookies.
Savage will likely be a starter for the Packers in his rookie season, making up a new-look secondary with Adrian Amos at the safety position. And Savage has the potential to make a fast start, just like 2018 first-round pick Jaire Alexander did last season.
A secondary featuring Savage, Alexander and Amos is exciting.
Packers rookies reported to training camp on Monday. The veterans will return on Wednesday, with the team’s first practice scheduled for Thursday at 10:15 a.m. CT.
Savage will be one of the players to watch at training camp this summer, so hopefully he won’t have to miss much time as he recovers. Thankfully it’s nothing serious and he should be back on the practice field shortly.