Packers talk to Driver’s agent about new deal

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Driver had 74 catches for 1,012 yards and five TDs in 2008. (Sam Greenwood / Getty Images)

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.

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