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Packers’ Chandon Sullivan leaves week 4 game for concussion evaluation

The Packers’ top slot corner headed to the locker room in the first half.

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The Green Bay Packers are suddenly a M*A*S*H unit. The Packers have several starters out on both sides of the football against the Atlanta Falcons, and on Monday night they lost another de facto starter early in the second quarter of the game.

That player is slot cornerback Chandon Sullivan, who has left the game to be evaluated for a concussion. Sullivan has played nearly three-quarters of the Packers’ defensive snaps through the team’s first three games as the nickel back and losing him would be a big blow to this defense, particularly against a deep and talented Falcons receiving corps.

Sullivan played in all 16 games a year ago in his breakout season. So far in 2020, he has one interception, a pick-six of Matthew Stafford in week two.

With Sullivan out, the Packers will need to shuffle the deck in their secondary a bit. The team could shift Jaire Alexander inside in five-DB sets or may elect to use a safety like Darnell Savage or Vernon Scott in the slot instead until Sullivan returns, if he can.

UPDATE: Sullivan has indeed been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out for the remainder of the game. He will have an extra week to try to recover with the Packers on a bye next week.