--Antonio Freeman arrived in Green Bay Monday night for a visit but as of mid-afternoon Tuesday the team still had announced whether former star wide receiver had agreed to terms.
The Packers are seriously
interested in Freeman because three of their top four receivers - Donald Driver
(neck strain), Robert Ferguson (ankle-knee) and Karsten Bailey (hamstring) -
probably won't play Sunday against Detroit.
would be a guy that would know our system and has some playing experience, a lot
of playing experience," offensive coordinator Tom Rossley said. "He's a
playmaker that maybe doesn't have the speed that he once had, but he's still a
real crafty guy that has a good feel for coverage and finding the
Freeman hasn't played since January in the playoffs for
the Philadelphia Eagles. He is 31 and nearing the end. If he signs with the
Packers, he might well start Sunday opposite Javon Walker. The only other
healthy wide receiver on the roster is Antonio Chatman, a kick return
Freeman was released June 3, 2002, after he refused
to take a pay cut from his scheduled $4.3 million base salary. He left the team
as their fifth all-time leading receiver with 417 receptions for 6,510 yards and
Since becoming an unrestricted free agent in the
offseason Freeman has had offers from the Eagles, Jaguars and Panthers, but
turned them all down because he didn't think he would play a major role in their
--WR Donald Driver suffered a neck strain Sunday
against the Vikings. He also had a minor concussion. It's almost guaranteed he
won't play this week. The Packers probably will be very cautious with him after
that. "It's too early to tell right now," coach Mike Sherman said. "We'll have
to wait and see."
--WR Robert Ferguson was walking around
gingerly in the locker room Monday after suffering right knee and ankle sprains.
The knee is stable but the ankle remains tender and it's going to take several
days to determine when he might practice.
--WR Karsten Bailey
pulled a hamstring early in the game and then aggravated it in the second half
against the Vikings. He said this was his first major hamstring pull and wasn't
sure how it would respond.
--S Marques Anderson missed five
tackles against Minnesota, blew a coverage on a 2-yard touchdown pass to D'Wayne Bates, was slow to react on several slants to Randy Moss and drew a 15-yard
penalty for hitting Bates after the ball was gone. He has been a major
disappointment since starting fast as a rookie last year with some big plays.
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