Packers receiver Donal Driver created a bit of a stir on Thursday, in the hours before Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma dropped a legal bombshell on the league office.
Driver said on Twitter that he’ll be a “Packer for life,” prompting speculation that he has a new contract, along with speculation that the Packers had terminated the one Driver already had.
Agent Jordan Woy told PFT at the time that nothing has changed. “The Packers have always wanted Donald back and we have always planned on him playing there,” Woy said. “He has been busy with the DWTS show and the team knows that. I discussed deal structure with the team a while ago and we will work out the details once Donald returns to Green Bay.”
Driver has since said essentially the same thing, in comments to Kendra Meinart of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
“I think so many people right now are worried if I’m going to be a Packer,” Driver said. “I’m still under contract. My contract is not over with the Packers. I will be a Packer for life. I don’t think that’s ever going to change. I think that’s what I want the fans to understand. Don’t worry. If you haven’t heard it from me or you haven’t heard it from the Packers, you can’t listen to the reporters, the media. . . . You have to trust me, and you also have to trust the Packers that I will be a Packer for life.”
Driver is signed through 2012, at a base salary of $2.6 million. He ranked fifth on the team in receptions, yards, and touchdowns last season, with 37, 445, and six, respectively.