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Packers WR Driver Being Pursued By Rival Vikings?
Packers soon to be unrestricted free agent WR Donald Driver was reported to be leaning towards retirement, but now there’s a report he may be ready to make a move inside the NFC North.
According to a report from FOX 11 Sports in Green Bay, the Vikings are interested in signing the Packers’ all-time leading receiver.
Driver will turn 38 on February, and has spent all 14 seasons catching passes from Packers QB’s.
Driver has a close working relationship with the news outlet reporting the story, having hosted the “Inside the Huddle” show at that station for nearly a decade. The report didn’t cite specific sources, instead stating that they’ve “learned” that the Vikings have an interest in Driver, should he decide not to retire.
“I think I could go to any team and be either their No. 1 or No. 2 guy and be solid for another three years,” Driver told FOX 11 two weeks ago. “The question is, do I want to see myself in another uniform? Will my family want to see that? If nobody wants to see it, at the end of the day, it will still be a tough decision because I’ve always said I only want to wear that green and gold and nothing else.”
Driver stated repeatedly over the past year that he’d like to play until he’s 40 years old, which would mean a couple more seasons in the NFL, this despite the fact USA Today said last week he was thinking about hanging up his cleats.
This last season Driver was rarely used, catching only eight passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns.