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The Packers are starting safety Darnell Savage from the injured reserve before Sunday’s game against the Chiefs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage has been recalled from the injured reserve, paving the way for his return from a five-game layoff Sunday night. against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Savage has been dealing with a calf injury and hasn’t played since the Oct. 22 in Denver, but he practiced this week and was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

His return would bolster a Green Bay secondary that has been dealing with several injuries.

Safety Rudy Ford has missed the Packers’ last two games and is questionable for Sunday night with biceps and groin injuries. Cornerback Jaire Alexander has sat out three straight games with a shoulder injury and is questionable for Sunday.

Cornerback Eric Stokes has missed five straight games with a hamstring strain and remains on injured reserve, though he did not participate in practice this week.

Savage, 26, has made 33 tackles in six games this season. He has made 65 catches since the Packers selected him out of Maryland with the 21st pick in the 2019 draft.

The Packers (5-6) also announced Saturday that they will promote cornerback Henry Pearson and running back James Robinson from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the AFC West-leading Chiefs (8-3).


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