Green Bay, Wes – Green Bay Packers start safety Darnell Savage He sustained a hamstring injury during the team’s traditional “Family Night” training at Lambeau Field on Friday.
During singles matches between receivers and defensive backs early in practice, Savage paused while trying to cover Amari Rodgers. Savage, the first pull-up of 2019, watched the remainder of training from the sideline and ice wrapped around his right leg.
“I don’t think it’s a concern,” Savage said. “It’s a quick hit. Some of these things you can’t avoid. I’ll just handle it the right way and listen to those guys out there and I’ll be fine.”
Early in the training camp, the Green Bay defense had mostly worked its way up with an attack led by the four-time MVP. Aaron Rodgers But it adapts to playing without an All-Pro receiver Davant Adams. with Vernon Scott Savage replaced in the lineup, continued strong defense play.
During the red zone period, the starting offense made seven plays inside the 10-yard line but only scored once. Rodgers pulled a touchdown pass into a tight end Mercedes Louis Against the tight coverage of the rising full back Kwai Walker In the second play.
After that, safety Adrian Amos smashed a pass to Randall Copeback Defender Campbell I stopped Aaron Jones Rodgers style jet-sweep, safety Shawn Davis He almost intercepted a pass dedicated to Allen Lazarddefensive intervention Dean Lowry Drop Jones in an escape of 2.
“I think there are some things we’re doing great and there are a lot of areas that need improvement,” said coach Matt LaFleur. “The only thing our defense has somewhat challenged is the consistency with stopping the run, and then I think they did a great job defending the pass and, in particular, the deep balls and not giving up on a ton of big plays on the field.”
At the start of camp, Rodgers predicted attacking would “kick our ass most days” with a defense that might be the team’s best since winning the Super Bowl in 2010. The Packers re-signed Campbell and the quarterback Douglas messengerAdded defensive tackle Gran Red In free agency Walker added and defensive intervention Devonty White In the first round of the draft.
Meanwhile, the Green Bay offensive struggled without Adams, which was traded with Raiders in February, and business David Bakhtiari And the Elgton Jenkinsrecovering from an anterior cruciate ligament rupture.
“It’s a double-edged sword,” LaFleur said. “I hope our defense is really gritty and it’s going to be very difficult to deal with. I think the only area we have to improve is just consistency up front. Defensive front. Our front seven might be too salty, so I hope our attack is much better. But, in At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter who’s there. They have to get the job done and we have to see improvement over the next week and into the pre-season games.”
The Packers will open preseason in San Francisco on Friday night.