Packers WR Donald Driver is sitting out organized team activities (OTAs) because he’s looking for a new contract, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
Citing two NFL sources and a team source, the State Journal reported that Driver isn’t happy with his current deal, which will pay him $3.9 million in 2009 and $4 million in 2010.
In an email to the newspaper, agent Jordan Woy said Driver “is training in Texas and the Packers know this. It is not a mandatory camp.”
Driver, 34, caught 74 passes for 1,012 yards and five touchdowns in 2008. The three-time Pro Bowler and 10-year veteran has six 1,000-yard seasons.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that he wouldn’t comment on the absence of Driver or the other missing players.
- “As far as the guys that are not here — Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, Nick Collins — no different than we’ve done in the past, I know everybody here understands that whether it’s personal reasons, business reasons, whatever they are, I’m not going to discuss those,” McCarthy told the State Journal. “I know the fans respect that we don’t do business in the media.”