Report: Pack's Driver wants new deal
The three-time Pro Bowler missed a voluntary practice on Thursday.
The newspaper report, citing two NFL sources and a team source, said Driver missed the organized team activity -- the first open to the media this offseason -- as he seeks an upgrade to a contract that will pay him $3.9 million this season and $4 million in 2010.
"I don't know what he's doing," an NFL source told the State Journal. "It makes no sense."
Seeking additional contract terms has become an annual tradition for Driver, as he had his deal reworked before the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Contacted by the newspaper via e-mail, Driver's agent, Jordan Woy, said Driver "is training in Texas and the Packers know this. It is not a mandatory camp."
Though he is in top physical shape, the 34-year-old receiver has been supplanted by Greg Jennings as the Packers' No. 1 option.
The Packers have been working this offseason on an extension for Jennings, who is in the final year of a four-year contract that will pay him $535,000 in 2010 -- the minimum for a three-year veteran.
"They knew I was going to be here," Jennings said at the OTAs, according to the State Journal. "If something were to come up, it wouldn't be because of my contract situation, it would be because of my family."
Information from ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert was used in this report.
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