LAS CRUCES, NM — The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday the Signing of former New Mexico State defensive end Donte Savage. Savage is listed as a linebacker with the Packers. The transaction was announced by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.
Savage participated in the team’s rookie orientation camp this past weekend on a tryout basis. Savage played in all 12 games at defensive end for the Aggies in 2012 and led the defensive line with 45 tackles, including seven tackles for loss, three sacks, four QB hurries, two blocked kicks, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed. As a sophomore in 2009, he registered 53 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two passes defensed and a blocked punt.
Savage is the third NM State football player this off season to sign with an NFL, following Jeremy Harris, who was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the NFL draft and wide receiver Kemonte Bateman, who signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. Savage joins former Aggie defensive back Davon House on the Packers’ roster.