Super Bowl 2011: Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver Returns To Practice
Super Bowl 2011 looks like it will definitely have veteran Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver participating, as he looks to cap a strong career with the elusive championship ring. After sitting out practices throughout the week as he continues to deal with a quadriceps injury, Driver participated in the Packers' final jog-through practice on Saturday morning.
Driver is listed as probable for the big game on Sunday, and it seems like his condition has improved and he's going to be ready to go once the game kicks off. He was added to the team's injury report on Thursday after being limited through practices during the week, but considering his probable listing and the fact that he was able to participate on the team's final tune-up Saturday morning, things look good for the veteran wide receiver.
While he's not as big of a component of the Green Bay offense as he's been in years past, Driver is still a reliable target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Driver also has the added motivation of being a player late into a successful career that's still missing his crowning achievement: a championship.
I think Driver could have a strong game against the Steelers, thanks to the emphasis Pittsburgh will no doubt place on making sure top receiving threat Greg Jennings doesn't beat them for a big play. Driver is a strong second option and could find some seams in a Pittsburgh passing defense that will have a lot on its plate as they look to stop a quarterback playing at a very high level in Aaron Rodgers.
The health of Rodgers' number two receiver has to be good news for Packers fans, and Driver's likely participation just ensures we'll have an even better matchup come kickoff on Sunday.
For more on the impending big game, and perhaps a look at Donald Driver's potential impact as an unsung/under the radar player in the Super Bowl, check out Super Bowl XLV: 10 Unsung Heroes Who Could Snag Super Bowl MVP Honors.
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