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Donald Driver says he’s got a deal done with the Packers

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On Tuesday, Donald Driver made it clear that he plans to play for the Packers this season.

There weren’t any doubts expressed about his diminished role on the team nor any specifics about discussions with the team about the pay cut he would have to take to remain in town, just confidence that Driver would be making the journey from the dance floor back to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. His confidence appears to have been well-founded.

“Tweeps: when I said I will be a Packer for life. It is now true. Packer for life,” Driver wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.

Driver’s agent Jordan Woy sent an email to WTMJ confirming that Driver and the team have reached agreement on terms, but that they need to be finalized on Wednesday. There’s no word on what those terms might be — Driver was set to make a $1.5 million roster bonus and $2.6 million in salary — or if Driver will be at OTAs on Wednesday with his teammates, but those details are less important than the headline of Driver being back in Green Bay for a 14th season.

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27 Responses to “Donald Driver says he’s got a deal done with the Packers”
  1. packattack1967 says: May 30, 2012 8:12 AM

    End Zone dances baby!

  2. deathtoromo says: May 30, 2012 8:17 AM

    Great. There goes Jennings fantasy value. This guy is a bigger TD vulture than Bettis was.

  3. schmokes says: May 30, 2012 8:23 AM

    That’s the classy way to handle your all-time leading receiver….unlike a certain black and gold team who forced theirs into retirement.

  4. tonyc920 says: May 30, 2012 8:24 AM

    It’s so nice to see that both sides could see clearly and get this done. DD is a fan favorite and he still has got a little somethin’ in the tank. It will be cool to see him “Waltz” into the endzone a few more times, lol.

  5. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 30, 2012 8:28 AM

    Nice. He’s still a quality player. And, I think this might be the beginning of a good run this year. You’ll see this team drive forward with a purpose that you’ve never seen before from an NFL team. Go. Pack. Go.

  6. textexington says: May 30, 2012 8:53 AM

    Now winning Superbowl XLVII will be even easier!!!Go Pack Go!

  7. rasalghoul says: May 30, 2012 8:56 AM

    Great news! You have to love Driver’s story and all his work with charities.

  8. packfntk says: May 30, 2012 9:04 AM

    Hope it was close to the vets minimum. Happy to hear it, love DD! Great player, and an even better man! GO PACK GO!

  9. longhairdontcare66 says: May 30, 2012 9:11 AM

    Didn’t think he was going anywhere else but either way good news to hear. Now lets get to work and bring home the Lombardi.

  10. mvp43 says: May 30, 2012 9:17 AM

    Good news…I love to see a player spend his entire career in 1 city.

  11. jwcarlson says: May 30, 2012 9:22 AM

    Still has to make the team… which will be a tall order in the Packer’s WR Squad.

  12. beedubyatoo says: May 30, 2012 9:32 AM

    Driver is such a quality guy and respected teammate that the Packers should pay him just to be on the roster, play special teams, if that’s the only spot, and influence the young guys.

  13. jjbadd says: May 30, 2012 9:34 AM

    I’m glad to see he got what he wanted..Mile.High Salute from a Broco fan! DD is a player which all other players should strive to be like.

  14. ndnut says: May 30, 2012 9:52 AM

    Take a picture of him on the field next time.

  15. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 30, 2012 9:53 AM

    Sentimentality should not win out over what a player can contribute. I doubt he will make the team once they get into camp and start looking at the numbers. He’s a #5 receiver who can’t play special teams.

  16. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 30, 2012 10:16 AM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:May 30, 2012 9:53 AM

    Sentimentality should not win out over what a player can contribute. I doubt he will make the team once they get into camp and start looking at the numbers. He’s a #5 receiver who can’t play special teams.
    ————-

    At least he’ll be at OTAs this week, unlike you’re #5 receiver, Harvin, oops, I mean your #1 receiver (he’d be #5 on our team). Practicing when you want to practice, that’s the only legacy Favre left behind in Minny….

  17. beerandtitties says: May 30, 2012 10:25 AM

    Has DD lost a step? Yes. Can you all stop with the MEDIA induced thought that he is no better than a #5 receiver? Yes. Geez you would think that you all could think for yourselves.

  18. threedeep1998 says: May 30, 2012 10:30 AM

    Only thing likeable in GB

  19. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 30, 2012 10:53 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 30, 2012 10:16 AM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:May 30, 2012 9:53 AM

    Sentimentality should not win out over what a player can contribute. I doubt he will make the team once they get into camp and start looking at the numbers. He’s a #5 receiver who can’t play special teams.
    ————-

    At least he’ll be at OTAs this week, unlike you’re #5 receiver, Harvin, oops, I mean your #1 receiver (he’d be #5 on our team). Practicing when you want to practice, that’s the only legacy Favre left behind in Minny….
    ___________

    Congratulations. Since you can’t get out of the first round of the playoffs, I guess you can be satisfied with winning OTAs.

  20. beedubyatoo says: May 30, 2012 11:15 AM

    threedeep1998 says:
    May 30, 2012 10:30 AM

    Only thing likeable in GB
    —————————-
    Somebody else who’s never been to Green Bay.

  21. brendafortheboyz says: May 30, 2012 11:24 AM

    I’m obviously not a Packer fan; however, I am a Driver fan ;) Wouldn’t the NFL be a finer place if all the players had his integrity, both on and off the field?? I think so!

  22. boiler72 says: May 30, 2012 11:26 AM

    LOL, hilarious. Gotta love all the thumbs-down and comments from Packer haters. Bunch of stupid idiots. Oh well. All that matters, is that Ted, Mike, and Aaron shoved it all up Favre’s ass with a big XLV, and there’s nothing any haters can ever do about it.

    Awesome.

  23. packerfanfordecades says: May 30, 2012 12:41 PM

    One nice thing about being a Packer Fan …. I haven’t had my heart broken about how the organization manages our football team and our players. I have great respect for how the team is managed.

    Yes, we’ve had to say good-bye to some wonderful individuals (e.g. Aaron Kampen) and exceptional players (Brett), but there is always a logical foundation under those highly visible personnel moves that permits me to understand without breaking my heart.

    Here’s hoping Donald will catch one in the end zone in the next Super Bowl using some acrobatic move he learned while dancing. It would be so much fun to see that.

    Go PACK go !!!!!
    .

  24. trapshoot says: May 30, 2012 2:58 PM

    Good news. He’s one of the greatest Packers ever and truly a class act all the way?

  25. johnkersting says: May 30, 2012 6:14 PM

    Um, hope it’s not a curse…..the last “Lifetime Player” was refused roster moves to protect him and showed the door. Arron became “The Human Punching (or Sacking) Bag,” still has to get us to #2 and win…..just saying. The bounty system was a nice touch too…..

  26. johnkersting says: May 30, 2012 6:16 PM

    Donald is one of my all time favorite players for all the good reasons people post, wish all players played with style and integrity…..He’s fun loving and that is great as well.

  27. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 31, 2012 11:17 AM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 30, 2012 10:16 AM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:May 30, 2012 9:53 AM

    Sentimentality should not win out over what a player can contribute. I doubt he will make the team once they get into camp and start looking at the numbers. He’s a #5 receiver who can’t play special teams.
    ————-

    At least he’ll be at OTAs this week, unlike you’re #5 receiver, Harvin, oops, I mean your #1 receiver (he’d be #5 on our team). Practicing when you want to practice, that’s the only legacy Favre left behind in Minny….
    ______

    I guess you didn’t see the video of Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson racing up a hill at OTA this week.

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