Packers Make Devastating Announcement Prior To Buccaneers Clash - Sport News

Packers Make Devastating Announcement Prior To Buccaneers Clash

The Green Bay Packers are back at home this week in an attempt to rebound from their brutal Monday Night loss to the New York Giants. At 6-7, the Packers still hold the final NFC wild card spot. The Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the Cincinnati Bengals dropped them to 7-7 on the year. That means the Packers can tie the Vikings’ record with a win and leapfrog them in their Week 17 matchup.

Dec 11, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur looks on during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

However, the Packers need to take care of business first against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, they are going to have to do so without a former offensive rookie of the year.

The Green Bay Packers Expect To Be Without Talented Defensive Playmaker Against The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 25: Darnell Savage #26 of the Green Bay Packers reacts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

As a result of a shoulder injury, Green Bay Packers’ starting safety Darnell Savage won’t play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. After missing five games while on injured reserve due to calf issues, this will be his sixth this season.

In all, Savage has been targeted 15 times, allowing 12 receptions for 104 yards. A season-high three missed tackles against the Giants pushed him above his career average of 17.4 percent of tackle attempts this season.

Green Bay Packers safety Jonathan Owens scores a touchdown on a fumble recovery return against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. © Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

While Savage is out, Jonathan Owens will likely play an extended role for the Packers. In addition to Owens and Rudy Ford, who has started eight games this season, seventh-round rookie Anthony Johnson Jr. will also get a chance to play.

 

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