We had some competing Fan Posts on whether WR Donald Driver remains a valuable asset for the Green Bay Packers, or whether he is not. I admit there is a case to be made either way. 36 year old wide receivers usually don't age well, and he's coming off an injury riddled 2010 season.
On the other hand, the Packers were not afraid to release well known (and highly paid) veterans this summer, and it says a lot that the Packers didn't release him. He's looked back to form this preseason, and I'm expecting him to return to the starting lineup. If he stays healthy, he can easily improve on his 2010 stats. And he's only 41 yards away from setting a new team record for receiving yards in a career.
But his health already seems to be failing him. He's having an injection to help the ankle he hurt during the Super Bowl.
Decision was made for Driver to maximize reps this week and take the weekend off to recover. Was told it'll take a few days to recover.
I don't know whether the Packers are really concerned about him, but it might say something if the Packers do the unexpected and decide to keep six wide receivers on the active roster.