Driver visited with Minnesota on Thursday. The Vikings also are considering Willie Jackson (Saints), Tony Simmons (Colts), and D'Wayne Bates (Bears) to start opposite Randy Moss. Bates also is a restricted free agent, but the Bears could not ask for any compensation from the Vikings due to a front-office clerical error. The Vikings lost wide receivers Cris Carter and Jake Reed (New Orleans) this off-season.
The Packers in February tendered Driver the lowest offer ($563,000).
It is believed that Detroit, Houston and Denver also are interested in Driver, who had 13 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown last year. He also rushed 31 yards for a touchdown late in the season against Minnesota.
If the Packers release Antonio Freeman on June 1 as expected, Driver presumably will be battling Charles Lee for the No. 3 position behind newly acquired Terry Glenn and Robert Ferguson.
Teams seriously interested in Driver will probably wait until late this month or early April to make a front-loaded offer. When the Packers finalize their deal with defensive end Joe Johnson, they will pretty much have depleted any room they had under the salary cap, according to reports.