Donald Driver made his return to the Packers on Wednesday and he was greeted by a heavy media horde.
Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel had to give her tape recorder to Packers wide receiver James Jones in order to get it close enough to Driver to hear what he was saying to the throngs gathered in front of his locker. Zach Heilprin of ESPNMilwaukee.com reports that Driver outlined his goals for his return to the Packers, which consist of wanting to “retire as a Packer, with no one ever wearing the #80 again & have his name in the Ring of Honor.”
Other than Ron Wolf, all the members of that last group are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame so Driver might have to put up some pretty big numbers in whatever time he has left. That could be hard given all the other receivers on the roster, especially if Mike McCarthy winds up keeping six of them. He suggested it was a possibility on Wednesday.
“The way we play, you could make a legitimate argument for six receivers … Our roster will be challenged as far as six receivers. That’s something you get into in training camp. I don’t think roster spots will be determined here over the next couple of weeks. Special teams will play a big part in which positions are heavier than others.”
McCarthy also said that the team would limit Driver’s activities in practice this week as he gets his football legs back after his side trip to the dance floor. Once he does, it sounds like the battle for spots and playing time will be underway in Green Bay.