Packers Tuesday Tidbits

News and notes on the New York Giants.

--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.
   "'Free' obviously 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 void."
   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 specialist.
   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 57 touchdowns.
   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 offense.
   --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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