Packers Sign Darnell Savage to Rookie Contract

Green Bay is the first team to sign it’s 2019 first-round selection to a rookie deal.

The Packers on Thursday signed former Maryland safety and 21st overall pick Darnell Savage to his four-year contract, which includes a fifth-year team option that can be exercised before the start of his fourth season.

His agency, JL Sports, announced the move on Twitter.

The Packers traded the 30th overall pick to the Seahawks to move up nine spots to select Savage. Green Bay had first picked former Michigan edge rusher Rashan Gary at No. 12.

The 5-11, 198-pound Savage tallied 111 tackles and seven interceptions over the past two seasons with the Terrapins. He also earned second-team All-Big Ten honors last season and impressed at the combine by running a 4.36-second 40-yard dash.

The Packers are scheduled to open rookie minicamp Friday.

Author: Kirstie Chiappelli

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