Donald Driver will be ready to go if the Green Bay Packers call
and say they needed his help.
Other NFL teams,
however, needn't bother.
all-time leading receiver announced his retirement Jan. 31 after
14 years in the NFL — all with the Packers. Driver says he still
loves the game, but he promised Packers fans he'd never play for
"At the end
of the day, if I get that itch, it would only be for the green and
gold," he said. "If the Packers called me and said,
'Drive, come back to training camp,' I'd be back for training
camp. But until then, I'll be sitting at home and just watching
He added: "I
think the thing for me is if the Packers call midseason, I'd be in
shape. I've been staying in shape."
Driver was back
in northeastern Wisconsin over the weekend. On Saturday, a street
in downtown Green Bay was renamed "Donald Driver Way"
and a statue in his likeness was unveiled. On Sunday, he held his
annual charity softball game in Appleton, an event he plans to
continue in retirement.