Receivers' battle heats up

The optimism of training camp is turning to the tension of job security. The receivers have moved to the front burner as the battle for the starting spots heats up.<p>

Donald Driver slid past Robert Ferguson into the No. 2 spot during a closed practice Monday, according to reports. That doesn't necessarily indicate a shakeup, both the receiver and his coach said.

"I just look at that group as one and they're all going to play," Packer GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman said. "To tell you the truth I'm not hung up on that right now.

"On paper it's (Terry) Glenn and (Robert) Ferguson and that hasn't changed."

It's no surprise that Driver has attracted speculation as a starter, putting together an impressive training camp to build on his splash in the post-season. No matter how he feels about his training camp campaign, you won't find Driver doing the speculation. He reiterated that Glenn and Ferguson are the team's designated starters, and he hopes to make an impact along with rookie Javon Walker and the rest of the Packers' impressive reserves.

In the scrimmage, Glenn had four catches for 60 yards and 2 TDs. Ferguson had three catches for 22 yards.

Wherever he ends up on the depth chart for Saturday's preseason opener at Philly, Driver can't wait to get on a field where the opposition wears a different color jersey. "That's the biggest show. It's one thing to be a practice player, but it's going to get to the game situation where we have to step up and make some plays," Driver said.

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