All summer, Darnell Savage has been considered a lock for a starting job at safety. And that may be true, but it might not be quite as certain as we thought.
There was an interesting note from Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast following Thursday's practice.
"By snap three, it was Rudy Ford and it was Jonathan Owens that were the starting safeties. I don't think Darnell Savage was out there with the starters for the first time," said Herman.
Herman stressed that he didn't see the opening two snaps but doesn't believe Savage was out there. At least by the third snap, Savage wasn't part of the starting defense, which is something to watch.
"That may mean that Darnell Savage has a little bit more competition now," Herman added.
It will be interesting to see whether Savage is back in the starting lineup in the upcoming practices.
Owens was a starter for the Houston Texans last season, so it won't be surprising if he earns a starting job for the Packers this summer. Rudy Ford played well in the role last season, while Tarvarius Moore also provides competition.
The conversation all summer has been about which safety will start with Savage. Maybe we should be talking about which safety could start instead of Savage. We'll see.