Driver signs tender offer

Wide receiver Donald Driver, a restricted free agent, reportedly accepted a one-year, $563,000 offer on April 12 that the Packers had tendered him in February. Driver drew interest from the Kansas City Chiefs, but the fourth-year pro has decided to stay in Green Bay where he'll have a chance to start opposite Terry Glenn.<p>

The Chiefs offered Driver a three-year, $3 million deal last week, according to reports. The Packers would have had a chance to match that offer, or receive a seventh-round draft pick from the Chiefs as compensation.

Driver, taken in the seventh round by the Packers out of Alcorn State in 1999, caught 13 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown last year. He also ran for a touchdown. He mainly shared the No. 3 receiver duties with Corey Bradford last season and played on special teams. A leg injury caused him to miss three games.

Driver will compete against Robert Ferguson and possibly Antonio Freeman for a chance to start opposite Glenn, who came to the Packers via trade with the New England Patriots in March. Freeman is expected to be released by the Packers on June 1 in order to clear room under the salary cap and rid the team of his $4.3 million base salary. But it is possible that Freeman restructures his deal with Green Bay for a chance to start.

Defensive tackle Cletidus Hunt and defensive back Tod McBride are the Packers' remaining two restricted free agents. Both are expected to accept the tender offers that the Packers offered them in February. The deadline to sign with other teams is today.

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