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A strong start to training camp for the Packers’ defense is taking a hit..

Green Bay, Wisconsin (AP) — Darnell Savage, the Green Bay Packers’ starting safety, suffered a hamstring injury during Friday’s “Family Night” practice at Lambeau Field. Early in practice, during one-on-one matchups between receivers and defensive backs, Savage pulled up while attempting to cover Amari Rodgers. Savage, a first-round pick in 2019, sat out the rest of practice with ice wrapped around his right leg. “I don’t think it’s a major issue,” Savage said. “It’s a quick-people injury.” Some of those things are unavoidable. I’ll just handle it correctly and listen to those guys back there, and I’ll be fine.” Green Bay’s defense has largely dominated the offense, which is led by four-time MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers but is adjusting to life without All-Pro receiver Davante Adams. The defense’s strong play continued with Vernon Scott replacing Savage in the lineup. The starting offense ran seven plays inside the 10-yard line during a red-zone period but only scored once. On the second play, Rodgers zipped a touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis against tight coverage from rookie linebacker Quay Walker. Following that, safety Adrian Amos intercepted a pass intended for Randall Cobb, and linebacker De’Vondre Campbell stopped Aaron Jones on a jet sweep-style flip from Rodgers. Shawn Davis nearly intercepted a pass intended for Allen Lazard, and defensive tackle Dean Lowry sacked Jones on a 2-yard run. “I think there are some things we’re doing well and a lot of areas for improvement,” coach Matt LaFleur said. “One thing we’ve challenged our defense on is consistency in stopping the run, and then I think they’ve done a pretty nice job defending the pass, especially deep balls, and not giving up a ton of big plays down the field.” Rodgers predicted at the start of training camp that the offense would “get our buttocks kicked most days” by a defense that could be the team’s best since winning the Super Bowl in 2010. The Packers re-signed Campbell and cornerback Rasul Douglas, signed free agent defensive tackle Jarran Reed, and drafted Walker and defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt in the first round. Meanwhile, Green Bay’s offense has struggled without Adams, who was traded to the Raiders in February, as well as offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins, who are both recovering from ACL tears. “It’s a two-edged sword,” LaFleur explained. “I’m hoping our defense is strong and they’ll be difficult to deal with.” I believe the one thing we need to work on is consistency up front. To be sure, I believe we have a strong defensive line. Our front seven can be a little sour, so I’m hoping they’re helping our offense. But, in the end, it doesn’t really matter who’s out there. They must complete the task, and we must see progress over the next week and into the preseason games.” On Friday night, the Packers will kick off their preseason against the San Francisco 49ers. NOTES: The official attendance figure was 50,112 people. LaFleur canceled the final period because his team was sore after a fifth day of practice. Jordan Love’s long touchdown pass to Samori Toure was one of the offensive highlights. Love tossed the ball while Wyatt was in his face. The No. 1 offense scored on a 2-yard run by AJ Dillon, which was set up by completions of 26 and 11 yards to Sammy Watkins. Yosh Nijman handled all of the starting left tackle reps, while Royce Newman and rookie Zach Tom alternated at right tackle. ___More Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP NFL and https://apnews.com/hub/nfl