Packers WR Donald Driver has been absent from the team’s voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) because he’s reportedly looking for a new contract.
According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Driver’s agent, Jordan Woy, said on Saturday that he has been negotiating with the Packers about a new deal for the 34-year-old wide receiver.
- “We have had some talks about Donald’s contract,” Jordan Woy, Driver’s long-time agent, said in an e-mail.
The agent seemed unconcerned about Driver’s absence from OTAs:
- “The OTAs he is missing are voluntary,” Woy said. “The Packers know he is training hard in Texas.”
Driver, a three-time Pro Bowler who hauled in 74 receptions for 1,012 yards and five touchdowns in 2008, has two years left on his current deal. He is supposed to earn $3.9 million in 2009 and $4 million in 2010.