Packers add safety Xavier McKinney with a four-year, $68 million contract

Free agent safety Xavier McKinney is signing a four-year, $68 million contract with the Green Bay Packers, agent David Mulugheta told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McKinnie's addition comes as the Packers earlier Monday lost safety Darnell Savage, who agreed to a three-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Safety was perhaps the biggest offseason priority for the Packers, who are starting over on defense with new coordinator Jeff Hafley.

Two other safeties who played significant snaps last season, Jonathan Owens and Rudy Ford, are also free agents. That makes Anthony Johnson Jr., who was a starter last season, the only returning safety under contract.

The versatile McKinney, who was used extensively as a deep safety and in the box, was a defensive leader who recorded 100% of the New York Giants' defensive snaps last season. He finished his career with 116 total tackles, 3 interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries.

Early in the second round, McKinnie, 24, missed most of his 2020 rookie season with a foot injury. He also missed eight games in 2022 after being involved in an ATV accident in Cabo during the team's bye week.

Overall, McKennie appeared in 49 games over his first four NFL seasons. He has 279 career tackles, 9 interceptions, and 2 forced fumbles.

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ESPN's Rob Demovsky and Jordan Ranan contributed to this report.

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