Driver: 'Packer for life'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Elbert Mack tries to tackle Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver in the second...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Elbert Mack tries to tackle Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver in the second half during their NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin November 20, 2011. (Darren Hauck/REUTERS)

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GREEN BAY - Donald Driver has agreed to a restructured contract to remain with the Green Bay Packers.

Driver, the team's all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, posted the news on his Twitter feed.

"Tweeps: when I said I will be a Packer for life. It is now true. Packer for life," Driver wrote.

Driver was under contract through 2012, but could have been released if he was unwilling to alter his deal to return for a 14th season. He was at Packers practice on Wednesday for organized team activities.

"I'm happy. I'll retire as a Packer and that's all that really matters," said Driver, who wouldn't give details of the restructured deal. "We came together and made a decision and now I'm done. When it's all said and done I get to walk out of here knowing that I've done everything that I can."

WTMJ-TV in Green Bay cited Driver's agent, Jordan Woy, as saying the two sides agreed to terms and will soon finalize the details.

Driver said he wasn't coming back to the Packers simply to compete with the rest of the team's talented pool of receivers.

"I'm still the guy until they tell me otherwise. I don't think anything changed on that part of it," said Driver. "I'm going to continue to play football, I'm going to embrace every moment of it and when I'm all said and done I can know that one day I'll be in the Packers Hall of Fame and that's something special."

Last year the 37-year-old veteran caught just 37 passes for 445 yards, his lowest totals since 2001. He has been with the Packers since the team selected him in the seventh round of the 1999 draft and has 735 career receptions for 10,060 yards with 59 touchdowns.

Driver was recently crowned champion on the latest season of "Dancing with the Stars" and Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the wide receiver would be kept in a limited role this week despite being in good physical shape.

"It's good to see him back in his real uniform," McCarthy said on Wednesday.

Driver said he had to get back to football.

"I was ready. I had a lot of fun just being around the guys, being back in the locker room," said Driver. "I love it."


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