Packers WR Driver To Retire

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Despite recent rumors that Packers WR Donald Driver was being eyed as a free agent for the Vikings, it now sounds like Driver will hang the cleats up for good. Driver has officially decided to retire.

Driver will turn 38 on Saturday and he called the decision “difficult” because he feels he “can still play the game.” But after spending the last two of his 14 seasons buried on the depth chart, he said it’s time to “let it go.” Driver joined the Packers as a lightly-regarded seventh-round pick out of Alcorn State in 1999 and finishes as the Packers all-time leader in receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137). He also topped 1,000 yards seven times in an eight-year stretch between 2002 and 2009, and made three Pro Bowls.

The Packers will hold a ceremony for Driver in Green Bay on Feb. 6. He won one Super Bowl during his career.

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