MLB trade deadline digest:

Deal for Donald Driver nearly in place

National Football Post

Donald Driver is expected to finalize an agreement with the Green Bay Packers today to return for a 14th season.

Jordan Woy told TMJ’s Lance Allan Tuesday night that the parties had agreed on a deal but needed to review it this morning. Driver could join the club’s offseason workout program as soon as the contract is reworked.

Driver was scheduled to earn a total of $5 million this season. Even with a new contract, unless there are guarantees, Driver will still have to perform at a level that makes it impossible for the team to release him. One of the questions worth considering is how much faith the club has in Tori Gurley and Diondre Borel, young players who could have playing opportunities diminished with Driver on the roster.

In 2011, Driver caught 37 passes for 445 yards. The team believes he offers value as a leader. It looks like he’ll have a chance to make it.

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