Donald Driver, one of the most popular and productive receivers in Green Bay Packers history, has decided to retire.
- Jan. 31, 2013
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Donald Driver, one of the most popular and productive receivers in Green Bay Packers history, has decided to retire.
Here's where Donald Driver ranks in NFL history in several statistical categories:
After 14 NFL seasons, Donald Driver is walking away.
Many former and current members of the Green Bay Packers organization took to Twitter this morning to offer their thoughts and prospective on the retirement of Donald Driver, the franchise's all-time leading receiver.
Here are some some Donald Driver career highlights, based on the Packers' season-ending 2012 Dope Sheet:
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers praised receiver Donald Driver on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show on Tuesday, prior to the wide receiver's announcement that he would retire.
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Donning his NFC blue uniform for the first and only time, Jeff Saturday trotted out during the first quarter of Sunday's Pro Bowl and into the huddle of the AFC offense.
Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris has landed his first NFL coaching job.
Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday didn’t need until after the Pro Bowl to decide he’s retiring after 14 NFL seasons.
As Donald Driver reportedly moves toward retirement, Jeff Saturday plans to wait until after the Pro Bowl to make a decision on his own future, according to NFL.com.
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Donald Driver is back.
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Donald Driver knows his career with the Green Bay Packers almost certainly will end after this playoff run, but the team’s all-time leading receiver said he hasn’t decided if he will retire or try to keep his career alive with another team.
Cornerback Charles Woodson, out with a broken collarbone since Oct. 21, has been cleared to play, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday.
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