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It's painful to think this could be the end of Donald Driver in a Packers uniform. He's been a consummate Packers fan favorite for his entire 13-year career in Green Bay.
His prevalent and easy smile is a Sunday staple, and he's been a locker-room leader for his entire tenure. He's one of the league's good guys.
A player who will run a lap around Lambeau and high-five the remaining fans who clamor along the railings to the field.
Heck, in the divisional playoff game against the Giants, he proved he's still dependable. The old guy came up with some key catches, including a touchdown, and didn't drop any balls, which is more than can be said for most every other Packers receiver in that game. No question, he's still reliable and can contribute to the team.
But, but...the numbers don't add up for good old No. 80—he'll be 37 years old, making $5 million as a third/fourth/fifth receiver.
Plus, Green Bay has so many young receivers, it's hard to justify taking time for their development and experience to try to get Driver substantial reps.
If somehow, Driver and his agent would agree to a pay cut of one-half his salary, he could stay and finish his career in Green Bay as he, and the fans, would like it.
Can a deal get cut? Fingers crossed. But don't hold your breath.