Donald Driver WR GB 9 Months
Retired WR Donald Driver suggested at the Packers' charity softball game Sunday that he'd be open to returning if Green Bay called this year.
Brett Favre's nine-year teammate apparently was not joking. "I think the thing for me is if the Packers call midseason, I'd be in shape," said 38-year-old Driver, who "officially" retired on January 31. "I've been staying in shape." Reporters didn't ask what Driver would do if the Jets or Vikings called.
Donald Driver WR GB Jan 31 '13
Donald Driver announced his retirement Thursday morning on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike."
Driver was slated to be a free agent this year, but was reportedly leaning toward retirement in early January. He spent 14 seasons in the NFL, all with the Packers, and retires as Green Bay's franchise leader in reception (743) and receiving yards (10.137). The Packers will hold a ceremony for Driver in Green Bay on Feb. 6.
Donald Driver WR GB Jan 29 '13
Per Fox Sports Wisconsin, the Vikings are interested in impending free agent Donald Driver.
Driver, who turns 38 on Saturday, believes he can "go to any team and be either their No. 1 or No. 2 guy and be solid for another three years." That might be a bit of a stretch, but Driver has repeatedly said he'd like to play until he's 40. "The question is, do I want to see myself in another uniform? I've always said I only want to wear that green and gold and nothing else," said Driver. Minnesota has just Percy Harvin and Jarius Wright as virtual locks for roster spots in 2013 at receiver.
Donald Driver WR GB Jan 14 '13
Impending free agent Donald Driver feels like he's proven that he can still play and wants to suit up again in 2013.
"I think I'm just going to see what's out there for me and if teams call and want me to come then I've got to make that decision," said Driver. "If not, if the Packers want me back, then I'll come back."
Donald Driver WR GB Dec 30 '12
Donald Driver is a healthy scratch for the regular-season finale at Minnesota.
Turning 38 in February, the impending free agent has likely played his last regular-season game with the Packers. With Randall Cobb out of the lineup, Jeremy Ross and Jarrett Boykin are getting the nod over Driver.
Donald Driver WR GB Dec 05 '12
Donald Driver revealed that he has a broken thumb.
Driver missed last week's game with the injury, but he intends to play through it the rest of the way. The 37-year-old is no higher than the sixth option in the passing attack when everybody is healthy, so he's well off the fantasy radar. Driver will be a free agent after the season and is certainly winding down an illustrious career as a Packer.
Donald Driver WR GB Nov 04 '12
Donald Driver caught one pass for ten yards in the Packers' Week 9 win over the Cardinals.
Driver's role did not noticeably increase even after Jordy Nelson's early-game ankle injury. The 37-year-old rotated with UDFA Jarrett Boykin and was targeted just twice. Driver offers no fantasy value entering a Week 10 bye.
Donald Driver WR GB Oct 26 '12
Donald Driver and Jarrett Boykin will see an increase in snaps if Jordy Nelson (hamstring) sits out versus the Jaguars in Week 8.
Driver appears to have the edge, as he's seen 73 snaps to Boykin's 15 this season. Neither player is an option outside of the deepest fantasy leagues, although Randall Cobb and James Jones should be locked into starting lineups.
Donald Driver WR GB Oct 25 '12
Donald Driver said he is "fine" with his meager role in the Packers' offense.
Through seven games, Driver has four catches for 45 yards while barely seeing the field. "I don't think you ever expect your role to be (reduced)," he said. "It happens when you transition to a certain point. ... I think you have to be OK with it." Driver will be 37 years old and a free agent in the spring.
Donald Driver WR GB Oct 05 '12
Donald Driver has played just 37 snaps through the Packers' first four games.
He's buried on the depth chart and has two catches for 29 yards on the season. Driver recently told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that although his major reduction in playing time is disappointing, he's fine with it as long as the Packers are winning games. Driver should remain buried on fantasy waiver wires.