Donald Driver signs 2-year extension : Packers Insider

Donald Driver signs 2-year extension

August 6, 2010 by  
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Aug 6, 2010 ~ by Brian E Murphy

~Veteran WR Donald Driver has signed a 2-year contract extension today with the Packers, assuring that he will remain a Packer and most likely retire as a Packer.

"Now it’s done and I’m happy about it. Now I’m a Green Bay Packer for life."

“Since last year we talked about it, and they agreed to try to get a deal done,” he said. “We got it done and now I’m going to reitre as a Packer. That’s something I dreamed of for a long time. Now it’s here and my wife and kids love it.”

“I went upstairs with the family and signed our extension so we know we’re going to retire here. When it’s all said and done I’ll be in green and gold.”  

“It gets to a point where you realize you want to be here for your whole career,” Driver said. “Whatever it is, accept it and play it out and if you still feel like you want to play at that time you can. I sat down and talked to my wife what I wanted to do. If the Lord tells me at 38 when this contract is up to continue playing I will. If not, I’ll retire.”

Driver needs 607 yards to pass James Lofton as the Packers all-time leader in receiving yardage.  Last year, in Donald’s 12th season, he took over the franchise record for career catches, passing Lofton, who also wore #80 with the Packers.

“I’ve always had dreams that the great guy who wore the number before me and hopefully I can stay here and break his record and one day that jersey will never be worn again,” he said.

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