The Green Bay Packers have activated safety Darnell Savage from injured reserve just in time for their highly anticipated matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday night.
Savage returned to practice on Nov. 20 and has been working with the team for the past two weeks, with three full participation practices this week. Although he was initially listed as questionable for Week 13, his activation to the roster on Saturday indicates that he is likely to make his comeback against the Chiefs.
Following a calf injury against the Denver Broncos on Oct 22, Savage missed five games. However, he is now set to join Rudy Ford as a key starter at safety, with both players recovering from their injuries.
With Savage’s elite speed and experience, he is expected to provide a valuable boost to the Packers’ pass defense as they face off against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday night. In the event of any setbacks, backup safeties Jonathan Owens and rookie Anthony Johnson Jr. will be ready to step up.
So far in 2023, Savage has recorded 34 tackles and one tackle for loss, but has yet to defend or intercept a pass.
Meanwhile, cornerback Eric Stokes remains on injured reserve and was not activated for the Chiefs game. Despite being designated for return, he still has two more weeks before the team needs to make a decision on his roster status.
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