Rookie receiver Tori Gurley is a member of the Packers’ practice squad. The Vikings offered him a spot on their active roster for the final three games of the 2011 season.
And Gurley declined.
“If you look statistically, their season is going to be over in three weeks,” Gurley said of the Vikings, according to Rob Demovsky of PackersNews.com. “We’re already locked to have a playoff spot.”
It’s not the first time this year that Gurley has opted to remain as a “Rudy” in Green Bay over landing an official roster spot elsewhere.
“I’m learning from some of the best receivers in the game right now,” Gurley said. “The way our offense is clicking, the grass isn’t going to be greener on the other side. So just learning and taking it one day at a time, my opportunity is going to come.”
Demovsky reports that the Packers gave Gurley a raise to stay. He also may end up with a Super Bowl ring, and a place in history as a member — sort of — as the first 19-0 NFL team.