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Gurley turns down Vikings to stay on Packers practice squad

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Rookie receiver Tori Gurley turned down an offer earlier this week to sign with the Minnesota Vikings to instead stay on the Packers' practice squad.  The Vikings offered him a spot on their active roster. Gurley, who has been on the practice squad all season, said the Packers offered him a raise. "If you look statistically, their season is going to be over in three weeks," Gurley said of the Vikings. "We're already locked to have a playoff spot." Gurley, an undrafted free agent from South Carolina, said he has had other calls this season from teams who have expressed an interest in signing him to their active roster but has turned them down. "I'm learning from some of the best receivers in the game right now," Gurley said. "The way our offense is clicking, the grass isn't going to be greener on the other side. So just learning and taking it one day at a time, my opportunity is going to come." The Packers chose not to add a receiver to the 53-man roster this week even after Greg Jennings sustained a knee injury against the Raiders last Sunday. Jennings will most likely miss the remainder of the regular season but is expected to return for the playoffs. However, there could be an opportunity for Gurley with the Packers next season, considering veteran receiver Donald Driver, at age 36, might be nearing the end of his career.

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