Posted by Darin Gantt on January 31, 2013, 8:17 AM EST
Well, if the Vikings are interested in Donald Driver, it’s clear now that they’re going to have to go in another direction.
The Packers announced Thursday morning that the veteran wide receiver was retiring as a member of the team, with a ceremony planned for next week.
“I played my entire career in Green Bay and have always enjoyed a special bond with the fans,” Driver said in the team’s release. “I can think of no better way to retire than to celebrate with them and the Packers organization.”
Driver’s about to turn 38, and he was reduced to volunteering for special teams duty just to be on the active roster on game days in the postseason.
He finished his career with 743 catches for 10,137 yards and 61 touchdowns, all for the same team that took him in the seventh round of the 1999 draft.