There was speculation earlier in the offseason that long time Packer Donald Driver could be cut, but now it appears that he will be back on a restructured deal. His player rep today said that he expects his client and the Packers to work out a restructured deal after his client is done on Dancing with the Stars. Driver won’t be any higher on the depth chart than 4th behind Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones and could be 5th behind 2011 2nd round pick Randall Cobb.
Driver had a mere 37 catches in 2011, his worst total since 2001. However, Driver is a class act and one the Packers’ all-time greats, with 735 catches for 10060 yards and 59 touchdowns over 13 seasons, greatly exceeding expectations as a 7th round pick out of Alcorn State. His 10060 yards ranks tied for 35th all time with Shannon Sharpe.