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Packers-Lions Inactives: Darnell Savage will play after late appearance on injury report

The Packers’ safety is good to go for today’s game.

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With 90 minutes to go before kickoff, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions have each announced their inactive players for Sunday afternoon’s game between the two teams. The Packers have no major surprises on this week’s inactive list, as one key starter who made an appearance on Friday’s injury report is not listed and will suit up for the game.

That player is safety Darnell Savage, who showed up as a limited participant on Friday with a groin injury. The team designated Savage as questionable for the game, but he is evidently ready to go and should play his normal role as one of the team’s every-down safeties.

Joining Savage as active will be Tavon Austin, who will make his Packers debut. Expect him to serve as the team’s primary return man while also pitching in a bit on offense in the jet motion role.

Among the players inactive for the game are tight end Jace Sternberger and guard Simon Stepaniak, both of whom were ruled out on Friday. Also inactive is cornerback Ka’Dar Hollman, who will be replaced on the gameday roster by Josh Jackson. Jackson has missed a few games following a concussion, but he may be called upon in coverage against the likes of tight end T.J. Hockenson and running back D’Andre Swift.

For Detroit, the big names on this list were already known on Friday, when the team ruled three starters out for the game. Wideout Kenny Golladay, right tackle Tyrell Crosby, and cornerback Jeff Okudah are the big names on the inactive list, but the team has been preparing to play without all of them this week. This does mean that Swift is back in action today, however.

Here are the full lists for both teams:

Packers Inactives

  • OLB Jonathan Garvin
  • CB Ka’Dar Hollman
  • QB Jordan Love
  • G Simon Stepaniak
  • TE Jace Sternberger
  • WR Malik Taylor

Lions Inactives

  • QB David Blough
  • OT Tyrell Crosby
  • WR Kenny Golladay
  • DL Frank Herron
  • S C.J. Moore
  • CB Jeff Okudah
  • RB Jonathan Williams