Donald Driver Set To Restructure Deal, Re-Join Packers

ATLANTA GA - JANUARY 15: Donald Driver #80 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates as he walks off the field after the Packers own 48-21 against the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15 2011 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Donald Driver is 37-years-old and is scheduled to make $5 million this season. His cap number and recent decline in production over the last two seasons has led many to speculate that he'd be a cap casualty. He's stated multiple times that he's willing to take a pay cut to stay with the team, and those negotiations were underway as of a couple weeks ago. The two sides haven't struck a deal yet, but it looks like they're getting closer.

ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde is calling it a matter of when Driver will return to the Packers, not if. He's not expected to take the practice field before the team and his agent agree on a new deal, but that's likely to come sooner rather than later. Wilde said that Driver "should be at practice at some point this week".

If Driver can maintain his production from the last two years, he's still worth keeping around, just not at his current salary. When Driver finally signs a new deal and shows up at practice, we'll have a lot to talk about in regards to the career prospects of Tori Gurley, Diondre Borel, and perhaps even James Jones.

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