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Updated: January 31st, 2013 7:20am
Donald Driver's future isn't with Vikings: receiver plans to retire

Donald Driver's future isn't with Vikings: receiver plans to retire

by Judd Zulgad
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So much for those Donald Driver to the Minnesota Vikings reports.

After a couple of days of speculation that the Vikings might pursue Driver this offseason, the veteran announced on the "Mike & Mike" morning show on ESPN Radio on Thursday that he will retire after a 14-year career.

Driver, who will turn 38 on Saturday, said he will be in Green Bay on Feb. 6 to make the official announcement.

He began his career with the Packers in 1999 after being a seventh-round pick out of Alcorn State. He finishes his career with 743 catches for 10,137 yards with 61 touchdowns.

Driver ranks first on the Packers' all-time list in receptions, receiving yards and most 1,000-yard seasons (seven).

After starting at least 14 games for a seven-year period, Driver started only once this season and played in 13 games. He had eight receptions for 77 yards with two touchdowns. That was Driver's fewest catches since he had three as a rookie.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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