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.
Donald Driver WR GB Sep 09 '12
Donald Driver was on the sidelines for all but the final three plays of Sunday's Week 1 loss to the 49ers.
The only reason Driver took to the field late was because Greg Jennings called for a replacement. Playing in come-back mode, the Packers operated out of the no-huddle formation extensively. That personnel grouping consists of Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and James Jones. Asked about his role, Driver replied, "I don't know. I'm all right."
Donald Driver WR GB Sep 09 '12
Donald Driver wasn't targeted in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
Driver apparently checked into the game at some point, but we didn't see it. Clearly more of a mascot and leader than asset on offense at this point in his career, Driver should be owned in zero percent of fantasy leagues.
Donald Driver WR GB Aug 28 '12
Donald Driver has "steadily distanced himself" from Tori Gurley, Diondre Borel since hauling in three touchdowns in one early-camp practice.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, unsure of Driver's roster security two weeks ago, now believes the veteran is "entrenched." The question is whether Randall Cobb overtakes him as as the primary slot receiver. Gurley and Borel will vie for one roster spot if the Packers do indeed decide to keep six receivers.
Donald Driver WR GB Aug 14 '12
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn doesn't consider Donald Driver a lock for the Packers' 53-man roster.
However, McGinn doesn't believe the 37-year-old wideout has noticeably slipped this summer. It's hard to see the Packers cutting their veteran leader after revising his contract in May. Driver won't be higher than fifth on the depth chart, however.
Donald Driver WR GB Aug 07 '12
Donald Driver insists he hasn't "lost anything."
"I think a lot of people are surprised how I've played at 37 years old," Driver said. "It's funny how these young guys look up and say, 'I thought I was going to catch the old man, but I can't catch him.'" Driver looked near the end in 2011, but reporter Rob Reischel believes he's "arguably the best-conditioned player on the team," and has been "playing terrific this summer." Both those things may be true, but Driver will still be no better than fifth on the depth chart. He's off the radar in fantasy leagues.
Donald Driver WR GB Jul 27 '12
Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Donald Driver lined up as the top-three receivers as the Packers opened training camp.
We wouldn't read too much into this. As the leader of the group and a 13-year veteran, Driver deserves the respect. But when the chips are down, the Packers know they are better off with the younger, more explosive legs of James Jones and Randall Cobb.
Donald Driver WR GB Jul 25 '12
Offensive coordinator Tom Clements said he anticipates Donald Driver making the 53-man roster.
Driver signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract in May. The Packers have plenty of cap room, so they can afford to keep him on as a veteran leader. But at age 37, it's hard to see Driver holding off the likes of Randall Cobb and James Jones.