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Cheese Curds, 10/25: Packers hope to get playmakers back on the field against Chiefs

It looks promising for Darnell Savage’s return to the field on Sunday, while Davante Adams isn’t ruled out either.

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Darnell Savage has missed the Green Bay Packers’ last two games. Davante Adams has missed three. But as the team is practicing this week to get ready for Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, optimism is growing around the squad that both players will be back sooner rather than later.

Savage seems like the more likely player to suit up on Sunday, while Adams’ return may be postponed a bit yet. But that is probably for the best — with a dynamic set of receivers, the Chiefs’ offense poses a big threat with or without Patrick Mahomes distributing the football. And while Will Redmond has had some moments in relief of Savage, he is on this week’s injury report as well and is clearly not the rangy playmaker that Savage has proven to be through five games of his rookie campaign.

So keep an eye out for Friday’s injury report and the inactives list on Sunday afternoon. Hopefully #26 will be ready to go this week, even if he gets a little rest here and there.

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