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Report: Driver wants new deal

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Sat May 30, 2009 10:46 am

Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver isn't happy with his current contract and wants a reworked deal, according to the Wisconsin State Journal of Madison.

The three-time Pro Bowler missed a voluntary practice on Thursday.

The newspaper report, citing two NFL sources and a team source, said Driver missed the organized team activity -- the first open to the media this offseason -- as he seeks an upgrade to a contract that will pay him $3.9 million this season and $4 million in 2010.

"I don't know what he's doing," an NFL source told the State Journal. "It makes no sense."

Seeking additional contract terms has become an annual tradition for Driver, as he had his deal reworked before the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Contacted by the newspaper via e-mail, Driver's agent, Jordan Woy, said Driver "is training in Texas and the Packers know this. It is not a mandatory camp."

Though he is in top physical shape, the 34-year-old receiver has been supplanted by Greg Jennings as the Packers' No. 1 option.

The Packers have been working this offseason on an extension for Jennings, who is in the final year of a four-year contract that will pay him $535,000 in 2010 -- the minimum for a three-year veteran.

Driver has always been kind of greedy. He has had a few great years and several other solid ones but I don't think he is worth more than he is making right now. As the source says it makes no sense for him to seek more when even he knows Jennings is becoming the better of the 2 and making less doing it. He should just shut up and play.
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Re: Report: Driver wants new deal

Postby TheDiplomats » Sat May 30, 2009 2:24 pm

I don't see the Packers reworking his deal. Driver is a great #2 wideout and is being paid as such. He is delusional if he thinks he will get a 5 year deal from the Packers right now. Driver is 34 and will probably only decline in skill from here on out.
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